Bombogenesis Winter Storm Riley hits the US East Coast with 60mph winds, snow and 4ft surges leaving 500,000 without power and causing 2,600 cancelled flights
|Boston floods as ‘bombogenesis’ Winter Storm Riley pounds the East Coast 60mph winds, snow and 4ft surges. via Twitter|
Winter Storm Riley is more than a beast!
It’s a bombogenesis powerful storm. Parts of Boston on Friday and the rest of coastal Massachusetts have been flooded at high tide, when the third highest tide on record at 14.67 ft with storm surges rising to almost 4ft hit. Winter Storm Riley dumped heavy rain and up to 18 inches of snow along the East Coast on Friday all of this accompanied by hurricane force winds. 2,600 flights were cancelled on Friday as the storm took hold and another 1,400 were delayed. Some 500,000 people are already without power and more outages are expected throughout the day. Officials in Massachusetts say it is worse than the January 4 storm and will most probably cause damage to homes. Voluntary evacuation zones are in place along the Massachusetts coast and will remain until Sunday. AmTrak suspended all service between New York and Boston on Friday as a result of the severe conditions.
Boston and parts of coastal Massachusetts are being quickly submerged in water by the powerful Nor’easter known as ‘bombogenesis’. On Friday morning, storm surges of up to four feet rushed over the sea wall and into city streets as Winter Storm Riley took hold.
Storm Riley in Scituate:
OMG! These images are pretty insane:
While Massachusetts was pounded by floods and rain, the rest of the north east endured heavy snow and winds of up to 90 mph.
Here a good video overview of the storm:
Some 2,600 flights have been cancelled and another 1,400 have been delayed as a result of the storm.
Heavy snow in Pennsylvania:
As of midday EST, an estimated 500,000 people along the northeast coast had lost power and more were expected to see outages as the day wore on.
The Bombogenesisi Winter Storm Riley is now on, but nobody know when it will end for sure…