"Bomb cyclone" to slam East Coast with more bitterly cold weather

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So, get ready for a nasty winter storm stretching from parts of northern Florida to the New England area.

ABC NewsSnowfall totals for the East Coast in the next 36 to 48 hours will span from an inch or two, up to the heaviest amounts in New England and eastern Long Island, where locally 1 foot of snow is possible.

Once the storm arrives in the ocean east of New England on Thursday, its central pressure would have fallen dramatically over the course of 24 hours.

Wednesday's winter storm warning in Tallahassee was the first in nearly four years, reported The Weather Channel.

Hurricane hunter airplanes today are flying into a building winter storm along the Eastern seaboard that meteorologists have dubbed a "bomb cyclone" due to a forecast for rapidly dropping barometric pressure. The storm will move up the East Coast over the next two days, bringing plenty of headaches.

Even year-round golf paradise Myrtle Beach in northeastern SC wasn't spared, with the overnight temperature dropping to -7 C on Tuesday just before the start of a rare winter storm that was expected to dump up to eight centimetres of snow on the region.

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With the approaching weather system, a warning has been issued for winds up to 55 miles per hour, near blizzard conditions in some areas and record-breaking low temperatures.

Snowfall amounts in DE are dependent on the track of the storm, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Gorse.

Winter Storm Grayson is expected to blanket the coastal states with "arctic air", leading to temperatures that are 20 to 40 degrees below normal January averages.

ABC NewsSnow and ice will fall in southern Georgia on Wednesday where some areas could see up to 4 to 6 inches of snow and up to half of an inch of ice.

Early Thursday morning, a powerful winter storm hit New York City. The satellite, which now is officially called GOES-East, is giving weather forecasters "invaluable data" about extreme weather events, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said last month.

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