At the time of this writing, it is 15 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 9.4 degrees Celsius) in Washington, DC. In New York City, New York, it is 7 degree F (minus 13.9 degrees C). In Boston, Massachusetts, it is 10 degrees F (minus 12 degrees C). In Toronto, Canada, it is minus 2 degrees F (minus 19 degrees C). On Mount Washington, New Hampshire, it is minus 34 degrees F (minus 36.7 degrees C).
And so are the events of freezing temperatures upon the East Coast of the North American continent on this Sixth Day of January 2018.
It is freezing. It is cold. Car batteries are dying. The homeless are being forced into warm shelters, water pipes are bursting and heating systems are cranked up. Unfortunately, some deaths have been attributed to the bone chilling temperatures.
Thus, history will now record that a weather phenomenon called Bombogenesis - when the barometric pressure, within a low pressure system experiences a drop of 24 or more points within a 24-hour-period. Meteorologist have confirmed the pressured dropped by 48 points spreading snow and low temperatures from sunny Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida, all the way to Canada with snow falls ranging from dusting to two-feet.
Next week should bring a more moderation of temperatures along the East Coast of the North America continent. Stay warm everybody.