Shocking images show extreme cold as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ hits the US

2018-01-05 14:16
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The United States is currently experiencing one of its coldest winters in recorded history.

Those who live on the East Coast of the country have been notified of a potential massive storm, after blizzard-like conditions hit coastal areas yesterday, according to Vox.

As the storm approached, there was a rapid drop in pressure and it appeared to look more like a cyclone, which forecasters have dubbed a “bomb cyclone”.

According to The New York Times, the rapid fall of atmospheric pressure is what makes the storm a bomb.

“By definition, the barometric pressure must drop by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours for a storm to be called a bomb cyclone,” the site reports. “The formation of such a storm is called bombogenesis.”

Schools have been closed around the region, all flights have been cancelled and there have been a number of reported delays in other public transport such as rail services, according to CNBC.


According to ABC, the temperature in Massachusetts dropped between -10°C  to -28°C. Dramatic images of streets flooded with icy water are enough to send chills down anyone’s spine.

From space

NASA’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) GOES-East satellite is snapping incredible images of the Earth's surface, according to Fox News.

Niagara Falls

The breath taking waterfall has not ceased flowing, however parts of the Niagara Falls are frozen because of miniature glaciers and long icicles forming around the mouth of the falls, reported CBC.

New York City

The City that Never Sleeps never came to a complete standstill despite the 15 cm deep snow, according to The New York Times.


It was so cold in Massachusettes that frozen sharks washed up on the shores of Cape Cod. Three thresher sharks were “stranded due to cold shock,” which can cause cardiac arrest in animals, according to Quartz

Sharks aren’t the only animals suffering from the cold. Frozen iguanas are raining from the sky, according to Independent.

Sources: The New York Times, ABC, Fox News, Vox, CNBC, CBC, Quartz, Independent


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