That's what meteorologists dubbed the first major snowstorm of 2018, which is set to hit Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and coastal eastern New England Thursday. This nor'easter. will rank among the most impressive of recent decades in its fast development, deep low pressure, and fierce winds.
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.
While "bomb cyclones" - the type of storm that's heading toward the Northeast - aren't particularly uncommon, the temperatures this storm will bring to the region will be far colder than a similar storm that hit the region in November 2014.
Boston, meanwhile, is expecting at least 14 inches (35cm) of snow and six inches (15cm) of snowfall is predicted in the New York City region.
Winds, gusting to 30 miles per hour, will make these areas feel 10 to 20 degrees colder. How much you get depends on where you are.
Whether or not we get a dusting or 5 inches of snow locally, the chief concern of all this is the timing of the storm.
And, as usual, everyone has a different take on what track this massive storm will take.
While many outages were restored by the day's end, officials from the mid-Atlantic to New England warned that those numbers might climb again as strong wind gusts and frigid temperatures continue through Saturday.
Thursday's storm caused a 3-foot (0.9-meter) tidal surge that flooded the area around Boston's historic Long Wharf with icy seawater. Part II will feature howling winds and the coldest temperatures of the winter so far. That will likely plunge temperatures to the single digits on Friday and Saturday nights.
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The National Weather Service is upping the ante a bit.
And by Thursday, the bomb cyclone will have picked up such enormous amounts of pressure that it will resemble an explosive hurricane.
Forecasters warned that conditions could worsen, especially in the north-east.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in response to the impending storm on Wednesday afternoon and urged Virginians to prepare. Boston closed all public schools Thursday and ordered all vehicles off the street by 7 a.m.
In Savannah, snow blanketed the city's lush downtown squares and collected on branches of burly oaks for the first time in almost eight years.
In the next 12 hours the storm intensifies, as shown by the lowering air pressure. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. These areas could see snowfall rates of an inch per hour for a brief time early Thursday morning.
And, according to Weather Underground, "By the time Friday is here, people along the length of North America's East Coast will be recuperating from a punishing round of heavy snow, high winds, and bitter cold".
Parts of SC could see 5 to 6 inches of snow.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 8.