THOUSANDS on the east coast faced power outages after a “bomb cyclone” storm brought wind, snow, and freezing rain to the Northeast.
Winter storm Quinlan, named by the Weather Channel, brought heavy snow to Pennsylvania and gale-strength winds to New Jersey, New York, and Delaware.
The highest expected snowfall totals were in upstate Maine, where some will see up to 13 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
“This storm is only going to intensify as it travels to the east,” CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray said on Friday. “We could see the potential for severe weather as we go through tonight and even tomorrow, with the threat of very gusty winds, large hail, and even tornados.”
“Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories stretch all the way from Northern New England down to the deep south,” Gray warned.
A bomb cyclone, also known as bombogenesis, “occurs when a mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Read our Winter Storm Quinlan path tracker blog for the latest updates…