Pages

Top leaderboard

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, text

Friday, 5 January 2018

The 'Bomb Cyclone' Explodes In America: Boston Drowns In 15ft Flood Of Ice Water - As Storm Kills Six Across America's East Coast - Florida, Georgia and SC Continue To Dig Out Of The Rare Winter Storm


While most people have kept their eyes on Winter Storm Grayson, the National Weather Service has predicted 'life-threatening' cold overnight Friday and Saturday for much of the Northeast. Above, a car in floodwaters in Boston on ThursdayBoston experienced historic flooding on Thursday, after a 'bomb cyclone' winter storm hit the Northeast, causing travel chaos across the region, but officials have predicted that the aftermath may be deadlier than the storm. While most people have kept their eyes on Winter Storm Grayson, the National Weather Service has predicted 'life-threatening' cold overnight Friday and Saturday for much of the Northeast. In the next 24 hours, the 

Northeast will be sent into a deep freeze that could cause roads and streets to be covered with a sheet of snow and ice for days. For New York, streets will be nearly impossible to thaw out since temperatures are expected to feel like a bone-numbing minus 20 degrees on Friday and Saturday night. 'When it's this cold, the salt doesn't have as much effect,' Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference Thursday. 'Despite the great work of Sanitation, it's going to be a while before you're going to see the blacktop in some parts of the city,' he added. In Massachusetts the windchill values are predicted to fall between minus 15 and minus 35.

Boston experienced historic flooding on Thursday, after a 'bomb cyclone' winter storm hit the Northeast, causing travel chaos across the region, but officials have predicted that the aftermath may be deadlier than the storm 
In the next 24 hours, the Northeast will be sent into a deep freeze that could cause roads and streets to be covered with a sheet of snow and ice for days. 

For New York, streets will be nearly impossible to thaw out since temperatures are expected to feel like a bone-numbing minus 20 degrees on Friday and Saturday night.

'When it's this cold, the salt doesn't have as much effect,' Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference Thursday.

'Despite the great work of Sanitation, it's going to be a while before you're going to see the blacktop in some parts of the city,' he added. 

The arctic blast could make temperatures feel as low as minus 15 degrees from Philly to Beantown on Friday and make residents of states like Maryland and Virginia shiver from temps ranging from 10 degrees to 15 degrees. 

'This is chilly, chilly stuff,' Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, said on Thursday. 

Coastal areas in the Northeast, Hurley said, may experience numbing single digits.  

Hurley said some of the most painfully cold weather is still to come.
In northern New England, temperatures will be below zero this weekend. The high in Burlington, Vermont, on Saturday may only be minus 5 degrees, he said.
With the wind chill, it could feel as cold as 30 degrees below in those areas, a dangerous level that could potentially lead to frostbite exposure, warned Carl Erickson, an AccuWeather meteorologist based in State College, Pennsylvania.
The South won't be spared, either. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia can expect temperatures around 15 degrees to 20 degrees, Hurley said. Northern Florida will be in the 20s to low 30s.
In the next 24 hours, the Northeast will be sent into a deep freeze that could cause roads and streets to be covered with a sheet of snow and ice for days. Above, more cars in floodwaters in Boston on Thursday
Sunday morning should bring the coldest temperatures from Portland, Maine, to Washington, DC. 'That's when you'll see records being challenged or broken, with temperatures at or near zero in many places,' Hurley said.
More seasonable weather is expected to return early next week with temperatures in the high 30s and near 40s, he said. For some, it will feel downright balmy. 
Despite the deep freeze, schools in New York City and New Jersey will reopen on Friday. New York City schools will operate on a normal schedule as New Jersey schools get a two-hour delay. 
Baltimore city public schools will also be closed on Friday. The city closed the public schools on Thursday following outrage from teachers and former NFL star turned teacher, Aaron Maybin. 

Maybin posted photos and a video on his Instagram on Wednesday expressing his outrage over the school's heating issues that forced students to wear their coats, gloves and hats in classrooms with temperatures of 40F. 
The school system said they immediately started addressing the issues as they learned of them on Wednesday. 
Meteorologists said earlier on Thursday that Boston was unofficially nearing a water level record set during the Blizzard of 1978.

Matt Doody, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Taunton, told the Boston Herald that the Weather Service couldn't 'officially' call it a new record, but the water was hovering around the 15.1 foot mark set during the historic storm 40 years ago.
The system is also very similar to a storm that hit the Northeast on the exact same day in 1989, according to the Weather Service.
At least a dozen people have been rescued from flooded homes in Marshfield, and a handful of others were rescued from cars under water in the South Shore region of Massachusetts.

'It's up over the roof of cars. It's up over four feet,' Deputy Fire Chief Louis Cipullo said of the floodwaters in the area.
Massachusetts Gov Charlie Baker said the flooding resulting from a 'historic high tide' led to the deployment of a number of National Guard high-water rescue vehicles to help stranded residents and vehicles.
The nor'easter dumped as much as 18 inches of snow from the Carolinas to Maine - causing schools and offices to close and more than 5,000 flights to be cancelled.
Firefighter's on dry land help man out of zodiac boat, in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday 
Firefighter's on dry land help man out of zodiac boat, in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday 

Forecasters expected the system to be followed immediately by a blast of face-stinging cold air that could break records in more than two dozen cities, with wind chills falling to minus 40 in some places this weekend. 

Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in wide effect, and wind gusts hit up to 76mph in some places. Eastern Massachusetts and most of Rhode Island braced for snow falling as fast as thre inches per hour.

The storm was powered by a rapid plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters were referring to as bombogenesis or a 'bomb cyclone' and which brought fast, heavy snowfall and high winds. 

Boston's fire department shared an image on Twitter of crew members saving a man whose car was floating in the ice water.

'Firefighters come to the rescue of an adult male trapped by rising water,' the dept. tweeted. 'The firefighters… bringing the driver to safety. Please avoid these dangerously high waters.'

The first responders were then seen carrying the man to safety.  


Via - Dailymail

No comments:

Post a Comment