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High winds and heavy rains have left parts of the northeast without power as the latest “bomb cyclone” hits the region.

The northeast is expected to continue through Wednesday evening.

Parts of New England, including Long Island, New York, remain subject to a weather advisory.

According to poweroutage.us, more than 40,000 people in New York City, Connecticut and Maine remain without power.

This is a different storm from the bomb cyclone that hit the west coast earlier this week, causing record rainfall but also a rebirth of Yosemite Falls.

Read our live blog on the domed cyclone below for the latest updates …

  • WHAT IS A NOR’EASTER?

    A nor’easter is a storm that forms along the east coast of North America. The Nor’easters get their name from the direction in which the strongest winds blow over the northeastern states, including New England and the mid-Atlantic.

    The Nor’easters are beginning to form within 100 miles of the coast that stretches between New Jersey and Georgia.

  • WHAT IS A BOMB CYCLONE?, CONTINUED

    The official term is explosive cyclogenesis, or bombogenesis which is very common.

    The so-called bombardment occurs when the central pressure of a low-pressure system drops by at least 24 millibars – a millibar measures atmospheric pressure – in 24 hours or less.

  • WHAT IS A BOMB CYCLONE?

    The term does not refer to the storm itself.

    Rather, a bomb cyclone refers to a phenomenon that is expected to occur as this weather event unfolds.

  • STORM’S SILVER LINING

    According to Accuweather’s Bill Wadell, some people are happy to see early season precipitation because it can keep wildfires away.

    Alicen Navarro from South Lake Tahoe told Accuweather: “I’m really happy to see it after the wildfire season we’ve had and live in fear of wildfires all summer long.

    “It’s every year, but this year has been extremely intense.

    “So this extreme weather after that is good to see.”

  • RIVERS ATMOSPHERE, CONTINUED

    The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration states, “Although atmospheric rivers come in many shapes and sizes, those that contain the greatest amounts of water vapor and the strongest winds can create extreme precipitation and flooding, often by wedging in watersheds vulnerable to flooding.

    “These events can disrupt movement, cause mudslides and cause catastrophic damage to life and property. “

  • WHAT ARE ATMOSPHERE RIVERS?

    According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, atmospheric rivers are “relatively long, narrow regions of the atmosphere – like rivers in the sky – that carry most of the water vapor out of the tropics.

    “These vapor columns move over time, carrying an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. When atmospheric rivers make landfall, they often release this water vapor in the form of rain or snow.

  • ‘ROAR BACK TO LIFE’ FALLS

    “Yosemite Falls come back to life! #CAwx,” someone shared on Twitter alongside a video of a resurrected Yosemite Falls.

  • THE CYCLONE BOMB RESURRECTED THE FALLS OF YOSEMITE

    The powerful storm that hit the west coast may have led to the rebirth of Yosemite Falls in California.

    “Before a ‘bomb cyclone’ hits the state on Sunday, dropping nearly a foot of rain in parts of a region strained by a mega-drought fueled by climate change, the Falls from 2,425 feet were all but gone, as often happens in late summer or fall, ”NBC News reported.

    But after more than six inches of rain fell in the area in 36 hours, the falls made an epic comeback.

  • WIND “OUT OF CONTROL”

    Images shared on Twitter show a truck flipping in the wind on the Richmond Bridge in California.

  • THE HIGH SURF REMAINS

    KTBS News reported: “The Ocean Beach Pier is still closed due to high waves caused by the remnants of the ‘Bomb Cyclone’ that hit San Diego on Monday.

    “Health officials are warning swimmers / surfers to stay out of the water due to increased levels of bacteria from urban runoff.”

  • WHAT IS A HURRICANE?

    Powerful storms that occur in the Atlantic or the eastern Pacific are called hurricanes.

    North of the equator, they rotate counterclockwise due to the rotation of the earth.

    They rotate in the opposite direction in the southern hemisphere.

    Cyclones are like giant meteorological engines powered by water vapor that evaporates from the sea.

    Warm, humid air rises from the surface, creating a low-pressure system that draws air from surrounding areas, which in turn is warmed by the ocean.

    As the vapor rises, it cools and condenses into swirling bands of cumulonimbus clouds.

  • WHAT IS A BOMB CYCLONE?

    The term does not refer to the storm itself.

    Rather, a bomb cyclone refers to a phenomenon that is expected to occur as this weather event unfolds.

    The official term is explosive cyclogenesis, or bombogenesis which is very common.

    The so-called bombardment occurs when the central pressure of a low-pressure system drops by at least 24 millibars – a millibar measures atmospheric pressure – in 24 hours or less.

  • TWO DEAD IN SEATTLE AREA

    Two people were killed when a tree fell on a car in the greater Seattle area due to the storm, USA Today reported.

    Thousands of homes and businesses also lost electricity when the bomb cyclone hit the region.

  • NAME CRITICAL BY SOME WEATHER EXPERTS

    The term “bomb cyclone” was coined in 1980 and has been criticized by some meteorologists for being “sensational,” reported The Independent.

    “Bombogenesis is the technical term. “Cyclone Bomb” is a shortened version, better for social media, ”said weather expert Ryan Maue.

    “The real impacts will not be a bomb at all. There is nothing exploding or exploding.

  • NOR’EASTER COULD BECOME A BOMB CYCLONE

    AccuWeather on Twitter said the northeast current hitting the east coast could turn into a bomb cyclone “within days.”

  • THEY ARE NOT CALLED “BOMB CYCLONES” BECAUSE OF THE IMPACT

    The term “bomb cyclone” was coined in 1980 and has been criticized by some meteorologists for being “sensational,” reported The Independent.

    “Bombogenesis is the technical term. “Cyclone Bomb” is a shortened version, better for social media, ”said weather expert Ryan Maue.

    “The real impacts will not be a bomb at all. There is nothing exploding or exploding.

  • STORM’S SILVER LINING

    According to Accuweather’s Bill Wadell, some people are happy to see early season precipitation because it can keep wildfires away.

    Alicen Navarro from South Lake Tahoe told Accuweather: “I’m really happy to see it after the wildfire season we’ve had and live in fear of wildfires all summer long.

    “It’s every year, but this year has been extremely intense.

    “So this extreme weather after that is good to see.”

  • HISTORICAL SNOWFALL

    The Monte Rosa ski resort in Reno, Nevada recorded 42 inches of snow during the storm.

    Serene Lakes, California saw 28 inches of snow.

  • “NEVER SEEN THESE TREES MOVE SO MUCH”

    A Twitter user shared what he claimed to be video of trees shaking violently in the wake of the Seattle-area cyclone storm.

  • RIVERS ATMOSPHERE, CONTINUED

    The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration states, “Although atmospheric rivers come in many shapes and sizes, those that contain the greatest amounts of water vapor and the strongest winds can create extreme precipitation and flooding, often by wedging in watersheds vulnerable to flooding.

    “These events can disrupt movement, cause mudslides and cause catastrophic damage to life and property. “

  • WHAT ARE ATMOSPHERE RIVERS?

    According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration, atmospheric rivers are “relatively long, narrow regions of the atmosphere – like rivers in the sky – that carry most of the water vapor out of the tropics.

    “These vapor columns move over time, carrying an amount of water vapor roughly equivalent to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River. When atmospheric rivers make landfall, they often release this water vapor in the form of rain or snow.

  • THE MAIN TROPICAL STORMS OF THE LAST 20 YEARS, CONTINUED

  • MAIN TROPICAL STORMS OF THE LAST 20 YEARS

    Here are some of the major storms and hurricanes since 2000:

    • Tropical Storm Allison (2001)
    • Hurricane Isabel (2003)
    • Hurricane Charlie (2004)
    • Hurricane Jeanne (2004)
    • Hurricane Dennis (2005)
    • Hurricane Katrina (2005)
    • Hurricane Rita (2005)
    • Hurricane Ike (2008)
  • ‘ROAR BACK TO LIFE’ FALLS

    “Yosemite Falls come back to life! #CAwx,” someone shared on Twitter alongside a video of a resurrected Yosemite Falls.

  • RAIN “VERY RARE”

    Weather historian Christopher Burt said: “It is very rare that it rains for more than six consecutive hours here.”




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