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Ice bombs, bomb cyclones, polar vortices and boilers

When record-breaking cold temperatures hit and the heat goes out, mechanical contractors are out helping panic-stricken customers.

Who comes up with the terms for weather events like “Bomb Cyclone”? As if there exists a single mechanical contractor who needed one more panic-stricken customer frantically seeking help. Some of the coldest record-breaking (day-after-day-after-day) temperatures in the past 100-years — pretty much anywhere in the continental United States of America.

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