LaGuardia Airport in New York City said that more than 90 percent of its flights scheduled for Thursday were canceled due to the forecasted snow storm. That wave has dragged freezing Arctic air down south into the eastern U.S., where then it got into contact with the warm ocean waters - sparking the bomb cyclone.
The snow forced Williams, 28, to make deliveries on foot.
"Right now, the only thing I put on was just some gloves, a couple sweaters of course, like five or six of them, and two trousers basically and boots", Miah said. Extra-tropical cyclones have an intense contrast between cold temperatures in the north and warmer temperatures in the south.
As for the D.C. metro region, this storm system may be too far out at sea in the Atlantic to bring any significant snow.
Winter weather watches and warnings remained in place along a 1,000-mile stretch from North Carolina to northern Maine.
Wind gusts of 60-70 miles per hour, strong enough to cause downed trees and power lines, were predicted in coastal New Jersey, eastern Long Island, N.Y., and coastal New England. Blizzard conditions are possible in some areas, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service. By definition, the barometric pressure must drop at least 24 millibars within a 24-hour period is known as a bomb cyclone.
Almost 500 members of the National Guard were activated along the East Coast to assist with emergency response, including 200 in NY state, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a statement.
About 3,000 airline flights within, into or out of the United States were cancelled ahead of the storm's arrival on Thursday.
A city worker uses a snow blower to clear a sidewalk in Brooklyn on the first workday following a blizzard that set a new single-day record for snowfall in both NY and Washington, D.C., on January 25, 2016.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. USA railway operator Amtrak is running on a reduced schedule, and interstate buses are also being cancelled.
Street crews dug out snow-clogged roads across the US Northeast on Friday after a powerful blizzard, with temperatures set to plunge further during a brutal cold spell that has already killed at least 18 people. "However, what it does do", said Nicosia, is create "high winds near the center of the storm". "Replacement parts are tough to find and maintenance process turns into major headache".
Between 8 and 16 inches of snow fell, he said.
A auto sits in frozen floodwaters from Boston Harbour on Long Wharf in Boston.
"We are expecting some really cold temperatures and wind chills", Andrew Hagen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Miami said Wednesday night.
Boston officials briefly thought they would need to a evacuate a shelter near the flooded areas, Walsh said. If the storm shifts closer to the coast, amounts could increase by an inch or two. Residents of southeast Georgia were treated to a rare 15cm of snow.