• The storm was categorized as a nor’easter due to the northeasterly winds blasting the coast.
  • Forecasters stated that the storm experienced rapid intensification and had become a “bombcyclone”.
  • The Pacific Ocean saw two similar storms within the past week, which caused torrential rains and high winds to spread across California.

More than 600,000 homes and businesses were without power across the northeast Wednesday as a wall of hurricane-force winds and heavy rains hammered the region.

The storm, categorized as a nor’easter for the northeasterly winds blasting along the coast, was forecast to complete a counterclockwise loop Wednesday night, extending adverse conditions in New England and Long Island, New York, AccuWeather predicted.

Forecasters said the storm had undergone a period of rapid intensification known as  bombogenesis – when the central pressure of a storm drops by 0.71 of an inch of mercury or more over a 24-hour period to become a “bomb cyclone.”

The Pacific Ocean saw two similar storms within the past week, which caused torrential rains and high winds to spread across California. These storms’ remnants caused severe weather and tornadoes to hit Missouri, and were fueling East’s weather chaos.

Over 500,000 Massachusetts residents and 55,000 Rhode Islanders were affected by Wednesday’s power outage. According to poweroutage.us, another 40,000 people were still without power in New York and Connecticut, as well as Maine.

On Wednesday, the National Weather Service posted, “Dangerous circumstances early this morning.” “Winds gusting above Hurricane Force in southeast MA. There were over 400K outages and numerous trees that had fallen in MA. Travel is NOT recommended.

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Martha’s Vineyard saw wind gusts exceeding 90 mph. A gust of 84 mph was recorded in Scituate (30 miles southeast from Boston). 

On Wednesday morning, Connecticut power lines fell on a bus that was heading to Middletown High School. There were no injuries. Coast Guard officials in New York said that Laurence Broderick (45), a kayaker who disappeared off Long Island, was found dead Tuesday. 

It was no surprise that the weather system had developed. As the storm approached New York, New Jersey’s governors issued an emergency declaration on Monday. New Jersey’s Park Ridge and North Caldwell saw more than five inches of rainfall. New York City had just emerged from heavy downpours, which soaked Brooklyn with over 4 inches and Manhattan with 3 inches. 

The city’s authorities closely monitored reports of flash flooding. Rushing waters from Hurricane Ida killed 11 people in basement apartments last month. Wind was the main culprit Wednesday.

Keep your hats on this morning especially along the coast! The weather service of New York City tweets. “While there has been no rain, the winds are still strong as the coastal low moves to the northeast.”

Contributing to The Associated Press

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Source: USAToday.com

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