Eastern US Braces For Extreme Cold, Snow As Winter Storm Approaches

Video: Snow in Florida?

A majority of the East Coast, from northern Florida up to New England, is bracing for a massive winter storm that will bring hurricane winds and record cold temperatures to the region on Wednesday and Thursday. If the storm continues to develop as scientists expect it will, it's worth the impending doom weather experts are warning of.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defines bombogenesis as occurring when a mid-latitude storm that experiences at least a 24 millibar drop in air pressure within a 24-hour period.

Pressure and wind visualization of storm off the coast of New England on Thursday. The Nor'easter is expected to threaten the area with heavy snow, fast winds, and close-to-zero temperatures until Sunday, when it will make its way to MA and parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine.

In this case, the storm that's predicted to hit the East Coast tonight through Friday is forecast to be the most intense storm to hit the water off the coast of New England in decades, with a potential pressure drop of 46 millibars, according to Maue.

The National Weather Service has already posted a winter storm up the coast of Florida.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Maue drew some attention when he posted a message to Twitter yesterday about the "a truly unbelievable extratopical "bomb" cyclone" that's predicted to blow up off the New England coast today.

The extreme weather will come in two parts.

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Cardiff and Vale health board said it had also seen an increase in patients with flu and respiratory conditions. We're right in the middle of flu season and if you've ever had it, you know how sick you can get.

Take a look at how New York City is coping.

Parts of 15 states from Florida to ME will see effects from this developing coastal storm.

"The last time we had measurable snow was 1989", Humphreys said.

RARE SIGHT: it's snowing in Tallahassee FL for the 1st time in 28 years. Video via 904 Happy Hour. Parts of the Florida panhandle saw snow in December.

In an area of the country that doesn't see severe winter weather, things like snow plows or snow blowers aren't a staple for municipalities.

Snow fell in Tallahassee on Wednesday morning. Roads won't be plowed with the speed seen in places like OH or MI.

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