Nor’eastern Ravages DC and Ten States

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The entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coast just survived a severe nor’easter known as a “bomb cyclone” because of its explosive development.

The storm was strong and massive, lingering for over a day.

Ten states were under a high wind warning Friday, which was issued for sustained winds of at least 35 mph, or gusts exceeding 55 mph.

While the winds in New England were onshore creating an enormous tidal surge on the coast, they were away from the shore in the Mid-Atlantic resulting in bays and tidal basins emptying in a phenomenon known as a blowout.

On Friday and Saturday, water in the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay was pushed into the Atlantic Ocean by strong, persistent winds that aligned with the geography of the waterways.

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