The storm "is now parked over southern New England at a pressure equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane," CNN meteorologist Dave Henn said.
Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are expected to punish New England for much of Thursday, while New York, Boston and Portland, Maine may experience winds of at least 39 mph – the low end of the tropical storm – with stronger gusts.
Provincetown, on Cape Kos Cape, Mass., Is already strained by winds of 90 mph. Boston Logan registered gusts of 70 mph on Thursday night, while gusts to Washington's peak in New Hampshire were 1
A wind warning or advice covers nearly 63 million people in 14 countries, in 14 countries, in 14 countries, North Carolina to Maine.
While the rain from the cyclone of bombs is being pushed out on Thursday, clocks and flood warnings remain available in much of New England.
A bomb cyclone breaks records
A bomb cyclone is a storm that gets stronger really fast. To win the title, the pressure typically has to drop 24 millibars (the unit that measures the pressure) within 24 hours. The word "bomb" is used because of the explosive force that these storms result from rapid pressure drops.
The northeast storm erupted well above meteorologists' standard: its pressure dropped 24 milligrams in just 14 hours – and dropped 35 milligrams in 24 o'clock.
In fact, the system broke low-pressure records for October in Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, CT; and Portland.
The strongest rain of the storm fell in New York, where they were recorded up to 5 inches. Mid-Atlantic states and much of the Northeast received 1 to 2 inches of rain.
CNN's Dakin Andone contributed to this report.