A new term is hitting social media. "Bomb cylone" is what meteorologists call a phenomenon known as cyclogenesis. Many are saying that hurricane force winds combined with heavy snow and ice will hit the East Coast from Florida to New York.
This developing bomb cyclone is wild. Snow in Tallahassee. Heavy freezing rain along South Carolina coast. Blizzard warnings for Virginia Tidewater, eastern Mass, & eastern Maine, where 50-70 mph gusts are poss. A full updated national look here: https://t.co/SnINpPzCXX— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) January 3, 2018
But some tough East Coast residents are scoffing at the term "bomb cyclone" and chalking this up to just another winter storm, the likes of which they've weathered many times before.
This is unnecessarily alarmist, as its a translation error from the original text, which clearly refers to it as a "dope-ass cyclone".— Dan “Guillotine.gif” Kauder🌹 (@Dispatchula) January 2, 2018
Stormy McStormface, known as the Bomb Cyclone to WWE fans (I assume given the ridiculous name), is set to unleash his fury on the East Coast. Stay warm. Stay safe. Pahk ya cahs, dumdums. Bunkah down and cuddle up! #BombCyclone #ItsSoCold pic.twitter.com/ZQFAbVZM68— Katie Daily (@A_Rose_Of_Salt) January 3, 2018
Now that #BombCyclone is the latest #ColdWeather buzzword, there is an update to the queue:— Pazer Lenis (@PazerLenis) January 3, 2018
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