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The bomb cyclone hits Brooklyn

January 4, 2018 By Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Dog owners and their pooches brave Winter Storm Grayson in Grand Army Plaza. Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

Winter Storm Grayson has arrived

Brace yourselves, Brooklyn.

The bomb cyclone is here.

Snow is whipping down on us this morning — and it’s predicted to be the prelude to some very scary stuff.

The National Weather Service predicts hypothermia-inducing wind chills tonight and Friday night dropping as low as -5 degrees.

Around 9 this morning, the sugary snow stood less than ankle-deep on Grand Army Plaza.

But it threatened to pile up fast as it roared down in punishing gusts — which could hit 50 miles per hour.

The snow stung the faces of stalwart dog owners who came out to walk their pets.

It partly veiled the plaza’s Beaux Arts-style Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch. It was not an Instagram-worthy morning, unless you love whiteouts.  

As the day proceeds, the wicked white stuff is expected to fall at the rate of one inch per hour, weather forecasters predict.
The snow heralds the arrival of Winter Storm Grayson, who’s a monster despite the genteel-sounding name. Grayson has dumped snow in thoroughly unlikely spots in the Deep South such as Charleston, South Carolina and Tallahassee, Florida.

Grayson is called a “bomb cyclone” because of a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure that’s known as bombogenesis.

Because of the storm, New York City schools are closed. Seems like a good day to stay indoors with the kids and watch movies together. How about “Frozen” or “Ice Age” or “Snow White’?

 

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