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Late blast of wintry weather hits parts of New England

Published on Mar 27, 2014 1:06 AM

BOWDOINHAM (REUTERS) - Parts of New England were hit with a late blast of wintry weather on Wednesday, the so-called "bombogenesis" storm that brought high winds to much of the region and snow to parts of Maine and Massachusetts' Cape Cod resort area.

Maine's rural "Downeast" coast, known for hilltop blueberry fields and a jagged, picturesque shore, is projected to see 97 kph winds over land, hurricane force gusts at sea and as much as 46 cm of new snow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Schwibs.

"We don't see ocean storms like this every year," he said.

After a season rife with "polar vortexes" along the eastern seaboard, "bombogenesis," short for "bomb cyclogenesis,"provides weather watchers with yet another fantastic-sounding term to describe the winter weather, said Mr Schwibs.

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