Bomb Cyclone Set To Ravage America Bringing Extreme Winds, Heavy Rain And Snow

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Bomb Cyclone Set To Ravage America Bringing Extreme Winds, Heavy Rain And Snow

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A bomb cyclone is set to ravage north-east America, bringing severe winds, heavy rain and snow.

Bomb cyclones are intense storms, with low pressure at their centre and a various weather fronts, they produce a range of different weather, from blizzards to heavy rain and severe thunderstorms.

'It becomes a bomb when its central pressure decreases very quickly – by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours,' according to Scientific American.

Basically, it promises to bring absolute havoc over the north-east, while also reaching hurricane-level strengths off the Atlantic coast.

'There is increasing confidence that a significant winter storm will develop late Friday across the Southeast and then spread heavy snow across the interior eastern United States through Saturday,' the National Weather Service said Wednesday in a tweet.

'Significant impacts due to heavy snow rates and accumulations are possible from the Tennessee Valley through the Central Appalachians and into much of the interior Northeast,' they added.

Up to eight inches of snow is expected in Kansas City, and in preparation for the conditions, schools in Kansas City, Missouri, announced they would close on Thursday, March 10.

Additionally, parts of Nebraska and Flagstaff, Arizona, could see up to three inches of snow.

When it comes to the heavy forecasted rain, thunderstorms to areas in the south, including Atlanta, Birmingham, Alabama, and Charleston, South Carolina are also expected.

Temperatures throughout will plummet below average throughout the snow and rain.

'All model guidance has surface wave (the storm) rapidly intensifying as it tracks somewhere between the I-95 corridor to Cape Cod, then along or just off the Maine coast as a sub 970 mb low,' said the National Weather Service in Boston.

A 970 millibar low would be equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.

Canada is also set to be affected, weather.com reports. According to NOAA meteorologist David Roth, this particular cyclone bomb could result in all-time low pressure records seen in eastern Canada.

By Sunday, March 13, previously held records could be broken by the current weather system.

In eastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, damaging winds are expected to hit the region; when combined with snow, this could lead to reduced visibility and dangerous driving conditions. Accumulations of snow are also expected.

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