This storm has the potential to bring heavy snow and strong winds, especially to coastal sections of ME and New Hampshire where blizzard conditions are possible.
National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Maue drew some attention when he posted a message to Twitter yesterday about the "a truly fantastic extratopical "bomb" cyclone" that's predicted to blow up off the New England coast today. "The rule of thumb is that if this area of low pressure drops more than 24 millibars in less than 24 hours than we have our strong winter system". "As exciting as this is, please use extreme caution if you are driving & don't expose yourself to the cold for too long without proper gear", said the Tallahassee Police Department along with the hashtags #SunshineState #SnowDay #WinterIsHere.
"What is being dubbed a "Bomb-Cyclone" on social media actually has a more scientific name, bombogenesis", ABC7 forecaster Mackenzie Bart explained.
The National Weather Service has already posted a winter storm up the coast of Florida. So, when they get dumped on with snow, it will cause massive infrastructure problems.
With the approaching weather system, a warning has been issued for winds up to 55 miles per hour, near blizzard conditions in some areas and record-breaking low temperatures.More news: Apple's (AAPL) App Store Reports Record New Year's Day Sales
Meanwhile, blizzard warnings have been issued for coastal areas from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Snow, sleet and freezing rain may increase in eastern North Carolina and southeast Virginia by Wednesday afternoon.
The icy mix quickly moves out of Florida and Georgia by Wednesday evening and moves into the Carolinas where we are expecting 2 to 5 inches of snow.
Public schools in New York City have also been closed for Thursday.
"There is very high confidence on the general track and intensity of this storm as it heads from off the mid-Atlantic Coast toward Nova Scotia, which will get a direct hit of heavy snow and high wind".
Snowfall amounts in DE are dependent on the track of the storm, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Gorse.