'Bomb cyclone' to pummel East Coast, followed by a polar vortex-related cold snap

'Bomb cyclone' to pummel East Coast, followed by a polar vortex-related cold snap

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A remarkable storm system is now taking shape along the East Coast, threatening the major cities of the Northeast with near blizzard conditions and full-on polar vortex-related cold, while bringing historic snows to the Southeast. 

The blizzard is the result of three distinct disturbances in the atmosphere as well as the intense contrast between the Arctic air mass in place across the East and a subtropical plume of moisture moving up the coast near the Gulf Stream. Non-tropical storms feed off air mass differences, along with upper level disturbances, and these ingredients are quickly coming together for a historically intense storm to form.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | 'Bomb cyclone' to pummel East Coast, followed by a polar vortex-related cold snap

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