>> A so-called bomb cyclone has unleashed its chilling fury along the East Coast with heavy snow and high winds battering a swath from Maine to as far south as North Carolina. Blizzard warnings are in place along the coast with winds as high as 70 miles per hour. Another word for all this is bombogenesis, the product of a rapid and rare sharp drop in barometric pressure.
But for millions of Americans caught up in this storm it's, simply put, cold and wet. Reuters Scott Malone is in Boston where more than a foot of snow is forecast.>> Temperature is expected to plunge again with much of New England seeing temperatures below freezing over the weekend.
That makes the power critical issue. Governors in several states have said since people who lose power will often will lose heat, and that can become a dangerous situation.>> In fact, some 65,000 homes and businesses in the Northeast have already lost power. Thousands of flights have been canceled across the country as the winds whip up.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is warning residents to take precautions.>> I am now declaring a winter weather emergency for New York City. Tough conditions. Stay inside to the maximum extent possible. Don't go outside if you don't need to.>> The wintry weather has been blamed for at least 13 deaths over the past few days.
And it's far from over. Temperatures are predicted to plunge this weekend.