The National Meterological Service (NWS) reported that a powerful storm is expected, cataloged as a 'cyclone bomb', which will unleash torrential rains and strong winds throughout Thursday from the Mid-Atlantic area to New England.
The forecast indicates that the winds could reach a speed of 60 mph causing damage by knocking down trees and power lines, which could cause service cuts.
The low pressure system expected for Thursday could be equivalent to a category 1 hurricane, as reported by meteorologist Dave Hennen of the CNN chain.RELATED
The NWS forecasts that up to 3 inches of rain could fall during the storm that will be passing from eastern New York to southern Maine where floods are forecast in some urban areas. Isolated areas may receive up to 6 inches of rain.
The most recent reports indicate that the storm will strengthen over the next few hours at a very fast pace, so it is classified as a 'cyclone bomb' as reported by AccuWeather.
The NWS notes that the lower the barometric pressure that a storm presents, the more intense it will be.
Due to gusts that could occur between 40 and 50 mph in New York City and up to 60 mph in southeast New England, flights in this area of the country could suffer delays or cancellations. The strong winds could remain until Friday night.
So far the meteorological service has reported that the presence of the 'cyclone bomb' will not generate snow in the area, except for a small region located north of the state of New York.
This is the second storm that affects the New England coast in a week. Tropical storm 'Melisa' left some damage such as erosion on the beaches and flooding in some areas due to the strong winds that were recorded.
What is a cyclone bomb?
The term 'cyclone bomb' refers to a storm that strengthens very quickly where the pressure, in most cases, should fall to 24 millibars for a day.
The word "bomb" refers to the explosive power derived from the rapid pressure drops that characterize such storms.
The meteorological phenomenon occurs when the cold winds that blow over the Earth collide with the warm ocean breeze, causing a very rapid pressure drop resulting in a kind of "cold air hurricane".
Safety tips for possible severe storms in the tri-state area
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