A strong winter storm is expected to blast across the Plains, Midwest and northeast of the country this weekend before strengthening into a bomb cyclone off the coast of New England and hitting the Atlantic Canada region.
A winter storm warning and weather advisory have been issued for parts of northern California and southern Oregon in the aftermath of a powerful "bomb cyclone."
Travel plans over the Thanksgiving period will be heavily affected by two major storm systems poised to sweep across the nation, moving through the West, the Midwest and the South.
The term "bomb cyclone" was first popularized around a winter storm in January 2018 with many reports referring to storm as such.
Areas along the coast will be the most affected by severe weather conditions forecast for the middle of the week.
At least three states including Nebraska, Iowa and Wisconsin have declared states of emergency in the wake of historic flooding and blizzard conditions caused by the "bomb cyclone."
Call it a nor'easter, a "bomb cyclone," or a superstorm—in an era of worsening extreme weather, fierce winter systems like this are arriving with startling frequency.
While dumps of snow across the Eastern Seaboard will diminish over the next couple of days, severe wind chill and cold temperatures will follow.
The governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency.
The temperature in the barn where the animals were found reached -11 degrees Farenheit.
And no, it's not by freezing to death.
Let's break down the terms.
What weather forecasters are calling a "bomb cyclone" is set to batter the U.S. over the next week.