After a miserable stretch of snow and freezing temperatures, no one will be pleased to hear what comes next on the East Coast. It's not the sun. It's more crap weather.
Forecasters are predicting a massive storm will bring sleet and snow from Florida to Maine. It started early on Wednesday with freezing rain and icy conditions in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. By Thursday, the storm will "resemble a winter hurricane" says The Washington Post. When the storm reaches New England, it will carry hurricane-strength winds in addition to armfuls of snow.
Meteorologists are calling the storm a "bomb cyclone." No, that's not the technical term for Geostorm's box office. It's so named because the storm will undergo what meteorologists call "bombogenesis," which is an intense and quick drop in atmospheric pressure. The pressure must drop at least 24 millibars in 24 hours for it to be considered bombogenesis. This kind of drastic pressure drop usually signals the rise of an intense storm.
This storm, which is being called Winter Storm Grayson, looks to be one of the most intense storms in decades for this area at this time of year. Though, the most intense parts of the storm are currently on track to stay over the Atlantic Ocean.