Bomb Cyclone Hits East Coast: Record Tide Floods Boston

Blizzards hit the East coast, record high tides flood Boston and in New Jersey, Christie declared a state of emergency.

The National Guard has been called out in several states as a bombogenesis or bomb cyclone makes its way up the East coast of the US.

"it is not the lowest pressure that defines bombogenisis but rather how quickly the pressure within the storm plummets. When the barometric pressure falls at least 0.71 of an inch (24 millibars) in 24 hours, a storm has undergone bombogenesis."

Record High Tide

Record or near-record high tides accompanied the cyclone causing severe coastal flooding. Over 4,000 flights have been canceled. Newark and LaGuardia account for about half the total.

A massive winter storm roared into the East Coast on Thursday, threatening to dump as much as 18 inches of snow from the Carolinas to Maine and unleashing hurricane-force winds and flooding that closed schools and offices and halted transportation systems. Forecasters expected the storm to be followed immediately by a blast of face-stinging cold air that could break records in more than two dozen cities and bring wind chills as low as minus 40 this weekend.

The massive storm began two days ago in the Gulf of Mexico, first hitting the Florida Panhandle. It has prompted thousands of canceled flights and shuttered schools and businesses. The high winds caused coastal flooding from Massachusetts to Maine, and the rising waters stranded people in homes and cars.

Blizzard warnings and states of emergency were in wide effect, and wind gusts hit more than 70 mph in some places. Eastern Massachusetts and most of Rhode Island braced for snow falling as fast as 3 inches per hour.

It seems like we had it very bad her over the past few week. Temperatures at night were as low as -8 degrees with wind chills much lower.

However, we have not had much snow and no flooding.

On Sunday we are supposed to hit a balmy 28 degrees. Until then daytime temperatures are not supposed to get above 11 and night-time temperatures will be as low as -9.

If you have air travel plans expect lengthy delays.

Stay warm everybody!

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (13)
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2banana
2banana

Now remember. Even though it is much colder, it is still the fault of global cooling...I mean warming. I mean climate change. And no matter what, the ONLY solution is bigger and bigger government, more and more regulations and higher and higher taxes.

wootendw
wootendw

I drove from the DC area to eastern NC today on I-95. There was snow on the ground but little on the road. It's a litte warmer here than it was it Maryland where temperatures are expected to hover just above zero Saturday morning and reach 18 degrees in the afternoon. By then I expect to be on I-10 heading west along the gulf coast.

Greggg
Greggg

I don't see Al Gore making a statement yet, but it's all about climate change now that the warming has been eliminated.

pgp
pgp

Meanwhile record high temperatures for Holland and the barrier reef in Australia is dying from rising water temperatures. If you've never travelled or keep your eyes closed its easy to think there's nothing really wrong with the climate. Just like its easy for some people to believe the world economy is doing just fine.

clovisdad
clovisdad

During the Medieval Warm Period, the Chinese expanded their agriculture hundreds of miles further north, the Vikings farmed in Greenland and the Labrador Coast, and Europe experienced a period of rapid growth and surpluses. I guess that global warming stuff is dangerous.