The measurement cannot be confirmed until it has been verified by experts.
"We have seen a fair amount of damage across the area," said meteorologist Kyle Pallozzi from the National Weather Service.
The National Weather has issued several winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories.
The term "bomb cyclone" was first popularized around a winter storm in January 2018 with many reports referring to storm as such.
Already, the storm's effects are being keenly felt across Montana. The local NBC station reported Saturday morning that power across western Montana has largely been knocked out.
"The views were absolutely stunning," David Peterson, a researcher who was in the cockpit at the time, said.
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The dust has traveled more than 5,000 miles over the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico.
Hurricane prediction science is improving, but at a frustratingly slow pace.
The storm has surpassed the standard precipitation map capabilities.
Hint: All those extra particles in the air aren't helping.
Central Africa and Venezuela get the most lightning.