A weather bomb is dropping on the coast of New Jersey & Long Island and moving fast up the Coast.
Believe it or not, "bomb" is an actual meteorological term. A "bomb" happens when a storm’s barometric pressure falls at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. This storm deepened by 7 millibars earlier this morning, and the pressure continues to plummet.
People are reporting epic traffic nightmares as the result of a snowy winter storm that covered much of the Southern U.S. in snow.
Here at HLN, one of the people who directs our newscasts says it took 8 hours to make it home Tuesday, and there are stories of people who spent as many as 12 hours trapped on frozen highways around Atlanta.
To put it in meteorological terms, the weather in the Northeastern U.S. is a mess!
The heaviest snow in the Northeast will fall on Boston and the Cape. The white stuff is coming down pretty well down to Long Island. There is a blizzard warning for Cape Cod and a Winter Storm Warning for Boston in place right now and those will stay in place until 1 p.m. ET.
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