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.
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.
— NWS (@NWS) January 4, 2018
Global perspective on just how expansive this Nor'Easter is… pic.twitter.com/F5OIfwB6ZE
— Jake Mulholland (@JakeMulholland1) January 4, 2018
— NASA SPoRT (@NASA_SPoRT) January 4, 2018
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 4, 2018
This morning's #GOESEast view of the powerful #BombCyclone as it batters the East Coast with heavy snow and strong winds. #noreaster #blizzard2018. More satellite imagery: https://t.co/mbgRYot60A pic.twitter.com/qblv8x5QcM
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 4, 2018