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See the 'Bomb Cyclone' Hit US East Coast in These NASA and NOAA Gifs

An intense "bomb cyclone" is battering the U.S. East Coast today (Jan. 4), with high winds and intense snowfall forecast for the mid-Atlantic and northeastern states. "The storm will produce heavy snow along the Mid-Atlantic Coast into Southern New England by Thursday morning that will move northward into the Northeast by Thursday afternoon, while ending over the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Thursday evening," the National Weather Service wrote in an alert. [Bombogenesis: What's a 'Bomb Cyclone'?]

NOAA and NASA satellites are tracking the major snowstorm from space. See their latest views below.

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