“Bomb Cyclone” caused severe disruption along the East Coast of the United States
The North American
blizzard of January 2018 that caused severe disruption along the East Coast of
the United States.
It, was unofficially called by “Bomb Cyclone”.
“Bomb Cyclone” is the
unofficial name given to the powerful blizzard that struck eastern parts of
North America during January 2018.
It dumped snow and ice in places that rarely receive wintry
precipitation, even in the winter, such as Florida and Georgia, and produced
snowfall accumulations of over 2 feet (61 cm) in the Mid-Atlantic states, New
England, and Atlantic Canada.
The “Bomb Cyclone” originated from 2 January 2018 as a low
pressure area at the East Coast of the United States.
It rapidly turned into a deadly snowy blizzard that produced
snowfall and other forms of frozen precipitation across much of the eastern US.
Over 4 thousand flights were cancelled across the United
States, with a majority of cancellations caused by the extensive winter storm.
The storm received various unofficial names too, such as
Winter Storm Grayson, Blizzard of 2018 and Storm Brody.