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'Windmageddon' Turbulence Sickens United Passengers in Washington

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By    |   Friday, 02 Mar 2018 02:18 PM

A storm nicknamed #Windmageddon caused turbulence was so bad that nearly every passenger and pilot on a Washington-bound flight ended up sick on Friday, NBC News reported.

This is according to a report filed by one of the pilots on the unnamed flight, who wrote that the bumpy descent to Washington Dulles International Airport caused "pretty much everyone" to vomit, including those flying the plane.

"Pilots were on the verge of throwing up," the report added.

Fortunately there were no injuries reported, NBC News said.

"Winndmageddon" started trending on social media on Friday as residents braced themselves for the 60 mph winds forecast to slam into the Lehigh Valley, The Morning Call reported.

Experts have now said that the powerful nor’easter has morphed into a "bomb cyclone" as it tears through the East Coast, bringing monsterous winds, snow, surging waves and drenching rains, CNN reported.

"Since 10 a.m., Thursday until now, this storm has rapidly dropped in pressure, officially passing the definition of 24 millibars in 24 hours," CNN meteorologist Judson Jones said on Friday morning, adding that the storm "continues to strengthen."

Since Friday morning, reports of widespread damage have filtered in, ranging from power outages to toppled trees, bins and even parts of rooftops being ripped off, according to The Washingtonian.

Beyond this storm, experts now believe there will be more significant weather patterns to hit the Northeastern parts of the U.S. through to the middle of March.

"Even though a storm will peak with heavy snow and blizzard conditions over the northern Plains on Sunday and Monday, expect that storm to turn eastward and bring some snow to the Northeast spanning March 6-7," said AccuWeather Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastelok.

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