Much of the United States is experiencing winter weather as result of a large storm generated by a bomb cyclone, the meteorological phenomenon when the atmospheric pressure quickly drops in a strong storm. Photo: EPA-EFE
Much of the United States is experiencing winter weather as result of a large storm generated by a bomb cyclone, the meteorological phenomenon when the atmospheric pressure quickly drops in a strong storm. Photo: EPA-EFE

18 die as monster Christmas storm brings rain, snow, cold across US

  • Storm also knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, leaving millions on edge about possibility of Christmas Eve blackouts
  • The storm was nearly unprecedented in its scope, stretching from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande along the border with Mexico

Much of the United States is experiencing winter weather as result of a large storm generated by a bomb cyclone, the meteorological phenomenon when the atmospheric pressure quickly drops in a strong storm. Photo: EPA-EFE
Much of the United States is experiencing winter weather as result of a large storm generated by a bomb cyclone, the meteorological phenomenon when the atmospheric pressure quickly drops in a strong storm. Photo: EPA-EFE
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