Bomb Cyclone??

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

Now I think they're just testing us.

Bomb Cyclone?  That's what they're calling the massive snowstorm that just affected (and is still impacting) the east coast.  This is the first time I've heard that term, in my signifcant lifespan. 

Bomb Cyclone?  It sure sounds awful, doesn't it? Anything with the word Bomb in it, these days, is frightening.  But I think they're making it these names up just to be bombastic.  (Get it? BOMBastic??) C'mon, stop rolling your eyes... it's funny!

Deep freeze... Polar Vortex, I've heard those.

Whaddya think?  Next year, Nuclear Nor'easter??

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 1710 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Whoever came up with the name must be proud that it is being used all over today.

Jan 07, 2018 08:00 AM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Alan. This is funny and I agree. It is a great point you make. No bombs please.

Jan 07, 2018 08:11 AM #7
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Whatever name you give it - it's no fun for everyone having to deal with it. Must be global warming at work.

Jan 07, 2018 08:14 AM #8
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Alan May,

I had to laugh..your wording is so appropriate. I don't know why the storm has to be referred to in such drastic terms..I guess to get attention!! The word has caught on and everyone is jumping on it! Don't give them any ideas with Nuclear Nor'easter or they'll be using it!

Jan 07, 2018 08:42 AM #9
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

If the media aren't instilling absolute fear in everyone, they aren't doing their jobs.  Reporting the actual news is rather boring.  Bomb Cyclones this year.  Next year your Nuclear Nor'easter.

Jan 07, 2018 10:03 AM #10
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Scratching my head in wonderment in San Jose, CA. Good Grief!!  Imagine a world without fake news media.

Jan 07, 2018 02:47 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Alan- I'm chuckling over this. Are the newscasters and whoever it is that reports on this so bored that they feel the need to come up with a name that has a word in it that we truly don't want to hear? And was that not one of the longest sentences you've read today? 

Jan 07, 2018 03:36 PM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It does seem that the lexicon of the day has much more of a thermal nuclear war feel to it.  I'll bet those freezing their butts off could handle the "thermal" part of it.

Jan 07, 2018 03:40 PM #13
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Anything to get the attention of people and that takes more and more these days. Ominous storm threatens small community is a much better headline than it might rain today.

Jan 08, 2018 11:13 AM #14
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Bomb and cyclone on there own are pretty terrible. Why don't they go all childlike and just say the weather will be nasty poo poo.

Jan 09, 2018 01:19 PM #15
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

You know the news Alan May they even have to sensationalize snow!

Jan 10, 2018 09:01 PM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224


                 Thank you, Alan.              

Jan 13, 2018 05:12 PM #17
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Way back when, when I was growing up, we called these things, storms. Maybe blizzard if it truly was a blizzard. And when the weather reports came on, they might call something a cold front. Geez

Jan 14, 2018 07:09 AM #18
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

I agree with you Alan, this seemed a .little over the top, although it was cold and it has been very unpleasant. But, I don't think it earned its name.

Jan 14, 2018 10:32 AM #19
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

They need to come up with new names to keep us on our toes. God forbid they should just say a blizzard is coming! 

Jan 14, 2018 12:14 PM #20
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I had to laugh, Alan, as I sure wondered about this when I first heard it as the storm was moving in. They made itsound like there use this all the time!! But it certainly was a nasty one. And they didn't give it a name, like Dorothy or Mitch!


Jan 14, 2018 12:22 PM #21
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

It's all about sensationalism with weather reporting these days Alan May.  We have one meteorologist who uses the term super soaker so much that has become a drinking game for college kids around here...

Jan 14, 2018 02:53 PM #22
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Alan, when this came out, Diane & I just shook our heads and what happened to old fashioned NOREASTER? But that was before breaking news was published and you read about it the next day in the paper... now you need instant sensationalism:)) Endre

Jan 14, 2018 03:25 PM #23
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

It is all about television!  Of course it seems hurricanes will continue to carry boring names!

Jan 15, 2018 05:03 AM #24
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

When I watch the local news, they will have 2-3 consecutive "Breaking News".

We are fed very extreme verbiage so the media can get ratings.

Now this post was "The Bomb"


Jan 16, 2018 06:54 AM #25
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