'Cyclone Bomb' Unleashes Its Fury In The United States

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February 1

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A cyclone bomb with strong winds is affecting electric power and flights to the northeastern United States. This climatic effect could last until the end of the week. During the day, winds of 40 to 50 mph are expected to be recorded in New England, comparable to those of a tropical storm. This is the most affected area. These winds have impaired the electricity supply in some areas. From New York to Maine, more than 550,000 customers have no electricity, according to PowerOutages.us.

A cyclone bomb with strong winds is affecting electric power and flights to the northeastern United States. This climatic effect could last until the end of the week.

As of this Thursday morning, a cyclone bomb was installed in the New England area. Although its reach has affected the entire northeastern United States.

During the day, winds of 40 to 50 mph are expected to be recorded in New England, comparable to those of a tropical storm. This is the most affected area.

The storm "is now stationed over southern New England with the pressure equivalent to a category 2 hurricane," said Dave Hennen, a CNN meteorologist.

Meanwhile, in cities like New York, Boston and Portland, Maine, winds of about 39 mph are expected. Temperatures are also expected to fall on the east coast of the country; coming to settle between 5 to 10 degrees Fahrenheit below average.

The cyclone bomb is the second coastal storm that impacts New England in a week.

In the affected area there could be persistent rains and consequently floods.

How does the cyclone bomb affect the United States?

These winds have affected the electricity supply in some areas. From New York to Maine, more than 550,000 customers have no electricity, according to PowerOutages.us.

The situation has also affected flights in the region and more cancellations or delays are expected. At Boston Logan International Airport at least 50 flights have been canceled, reports FlightAware.com. This was due to the fact that winds of 70 mph were recorded in this area during the night, CNN reported.

Currently, an alert due to high winds keeps 63 million residents in expectation. The warning area covers from Appalachians in North Carolina to Maine.

Inhabitants have published images of how strong winds and bad weather have affected them through social networks.

What is a cyclone bomb?

A cyclone bomb is a storm that grows strong very quickly. It is defined as one that lowers the pressure of at least 24 millibars in less than 24 hours.

On this occasion, the cyclone bomb that formed in the United States broke records. Its pressure dropped 24 millibars in just 14 hours and 35 millibars collapsed in 24 hours. With these records he set aside all standards of meteorologists.

The weather system in general has recorded low pressure records during the month of October. This has happened in Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; and Portland, the news channel reported.

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