If you live on the east coast of the United States, you’re probably just starting to thaw out from last week’s cold front, which is being called a “bomb cyclone” by meteorologists across the country.
If you’re new to the term, it’s when the barometric pressure drops by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours; the formation of such a storm is called bombogenesis.
Simpler put, a “bomb cyclone” is a cold storm that forms quickly and intensely.
This wasn’t your typical Nor’easter; it snowed in Tallahassee and as far south as the Orlando area saw flurries.
As far south as Tampa had legitimate frost that needed to be scraped off of car windshields.
"Wow!" Florida toddler sees snow for the first time pic.twitter.com/CsZWxbAF0i
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) January 4, 2018
As shocking as the Sunshine State seeing snowflakes was, there was even a bigger shock when it came to the worldwide weather phenomena last week: The Sahara Desert got snow.
A lot of it.
Photos are surfacing online from residents of a town in Algeria called Ain Sefra, where it snowed 16 inches Sunday! It was the third snowfall in the Sahara in 37 years.