A powerful winter storm meteorologists call a "bomb cyclone" hit the East Coast, with hurricane-strength winds battering some cities, as well as ice and snow. An arctic cold front is expected through the weekend.
Pedestrians bundled up for cold weather walk in Times Square in below- freezing temperatures in New York City on Thursday. The powerful storm was a result of bombogenesis, known as a "bomb cyclone," which is defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a "midlatitude cyclone that rapidly intensifies" and "can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters." Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A snow plough scrapes the sidewalks in Times Square. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the city. "Snow is one thing. We can handle snow. It's snow plus the wind which is going to cause the trouble today," he said Thursday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI