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These winter storm satellite images prove a “bomb cyclone” looks even scarier from space

These winter storm satellite images prove a “bomb cyclone” looks even scarier from space
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The East Coast has battened down its hatches and cleared its grocery-store shelves as a rare nor’easter with the delightfully evocative name of a “bomb cyclone” blankets the region and turns citizens into Hoth cosplayers. The storm is dropping snow and ice from Virginia to Maine, which, when combined with hurricane-force wind gusts and coastal flooding, make a great case for staying inside forever.

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While the cities look like frozen hellscapes that could double as the setting for a reboot of The Shining (Jack was just working at home in a snow storm, after all!), somehow the storm looks even worse from outer space.

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