“Bomb Cyclone” caused severe disruption along the East Coast of the United States

Highlights:

  • 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.