The first major snowstorm of 2018 is here in America and it’s being called the bomb cyclone. The name bomb cyclone is intense, to say the least, but it’s fitting because this winter storm is supposed to be just that.
Winds are supposed to reach up to 50 miles per hour, a whole foot of snow is predicted to fall and temperatures are supposed to reach a record-breaking low. Even though the storm is only directly affecting the east coast, the entire country is in a cold spell.
— NWS San Diego (@NWSSanDiego) January 2, 2018
So how cold is it actually? Enough for the ocean to freeze.
Greetings from Far Rockaway WHERE THE ACTUAL OCEAN IS FREEZING pic.twitter.com/7zXWDocAvC
— 🇬🇾🗽The Mad Gorgon 🗽🇬🇾 (@Blackamazon) January 2, 2018
And enough for a beach in Georgia to look like the Hamptons in the winter.
— Kris Allred (@WSAVKrisA) January 3, 2018
Almost 3,000 flights have been canceled and a ton of schools are shutting down. The crazy icy, cold and snowy conditions are unbelievable.
— Cara Mia🍷💁🏻♀️ (@CaraMiaSG) January 4, 2018
— Basehunters Chasing (@Basehunters) January 2, 2018
— Stephen Marth (@StephenMarth) January 2, 2018
— Erick Ferris (@erick_ferris) January 2, 2018
— Only In Boston (@OnlyInBOS) January 2, 2018
— David Plotz (@davidplotz) January 2, 2018
It’s even being called a “winter hurricane.”
A winter hurricane is about to ‘bomb’ the east coast with high winds, ice, and snow pic.twitter.com/oZ3DtozLDF
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) January 4, 2018
The weather conditions are literally insane, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t having fun tweeting about the bomb cyclone.
Good morning 🌎!
Stay safe out there.
New Jersey, give a holler, we can’t see you. pic.twitter.com/01xZsD61nu
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 4, 2018
Is there a drag queen named Bomb Cyclone if not I’d like to claim it
— Lesli Margherita (@QueenLesli) January 4, 2018
i’m done with winter. i’m done with being cold. i’m done brushing off my car every time i wanna go somewhere. im done almost dying every time i drive on these roads. i’m done always having to wear layers so i can’t show off my bomb outfit. I AM DONE.
— meg (@meaganwalker_) January 1, 2018
— Antonio Paris (@AntonioParis) January 4, 2018
Weather Channel is like we see your nuclear war threats, and we raise you one BOMB CYCLONE (aka 2018 is gonna be OUR YEAR, step off)
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) January 4, 2018
The bomb cyclone is only supposed to last a few days and be over before the weekend is over. Go to the grocery store and stock up, help homeless people, don’t leave your pets outside, don’t drive and most of all stay safe!