Although the effects of the storm will be acutely felt by East Coast residents, the most extreme weather conditions are expected to remain offshore.
Schools in the south-east called off classes just months after being shut down because of hurricane threats, and police urged drivers to stay off the roads in a region little accustomed to the kind of winter woes common to the north-east. Wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour could also lead to blowing and drifting, according to Eric Sinsabaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. The only "bomb" anyone will be talking about on January 4 is the "bomb cyclone", or a winter storm where the pressure drops rapidly - at least 24 millibars over 24 hours - in a process called bombogenesis. This all-day event will leave cities in the Northeast such as New York City, Nassau County, and parts of CT blanketed in heavy snow and battling brutal winds, reported the New York Post.
But the worst part of the storm may be the lingering cold that it will leave behind. Charleston was forecast to get 2 to 4 inches of snow and ice.
The NWS warns that the storm has the potential to produce strong, damaging winds possibly resulting in downed trees and power outages.
If a description like "bomb cyclone" is not enough to freak you out about this week's winter weather, Winter Storm Grayson has brought along another terrifying weather phenomenon: thundersnow.
This East Coast storm will move fast & deepen very rapidly.
A brutal winter storm has dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain up the south-east seaboard of the United States, delivering snowy conditions some cities had not seen in decades. Hurricane force winds & intense storm surge possible along the New England coast. It will be massive - fill up entire Western Atlantic off U.S. East Coast.
The #BombCyclone, as it's being referred to, is legitimately a powerful cyclone that will form over the next day.
Temperature wise: it's going to be cold. When the storm has ended, the entire coast is expected to be hit with another wave of frigid air.
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