As the East Coast hunkers down for what might be the worst U.S. blizzard in eight years, they're also recording the craziness ensuing outdoors.
The start of 2018 for the East Coast has been off to a rough -- and very cold -- start.
A nasty bombogenesis storm, or "Bomb Cyclone," began sweeping across a large swath of the eastern seaboard Wednesday night, following one of the coldest holiday seasons on record. Almost the entire East Coast was put under a winter storm watch or warning, and by Thursday, many coastal areas in the mid-Atlantic and New England regions were experiencing the harshest of conditions.
While most are trying to stay warm inside, they're also whipping out their iPhones to record the wicked weather.
Below are some of the gnarliest photos and footage (so far):
Look at the water coming through on to streets and back yards in Scituate after break in sea wall. #BOMBCYLONE #blizzard2018 #NBC10Boston #Scituate #Flooding #Snow #Snowday #SouthCoast pic.twitter.com/1bdru0BCWL— Jonathan Choe (@choenbcboston) January 4, 2018
Look at this video outside our window of flooding in #Boston historic #FortPoint #Seaport neighborhood that is causing big dumpsters to float down the street. #blizzard2018 @CNN @WCVB pic.twitter.com/mjfrZJYnKr— kelkelly (@kelkelly) January 4, 2018
Flooding in Scituate, MA! (via Jill Pelo) pic.twitter.com/T9GTzhokls— AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) January 4, 2018
Some of the images from today's storm in New England. pic.twitter.com/wEDSKFPz2j— Blair Miller (@BlairMillerTV) January 4, 2018
STORM DAMAGE: in @TownofHullMA flood water and massive chunks of sea ice took out parts of the protective wooden fencing along the bay. Standing water also now surrounding homes. Lots of rescues per Fire Chief but no injuries. @boston25 pic.twitter.com/OYrBiUdgAG— Jacob Long (@JacobLongTV) January 4, 2018
Wow... Gloucester High School parking lot totally under water. Credit: Stephen Goulart pic.twitter.com/VeKI9j2YnW— Boston 25 News (@boston25) January 4, 2018
Flooding in Seaport, Boston right by Legals Harborside pic.twitter.com/3Y7S4mtAJd— Brittany Capozziello (@bcapozziello) January 4, 2018