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Pilot reports hellish, vomit-filled landing in middle of strengthening nor’easter


Damaging winds associated with the rapidly intensifying nor’easter along the east coast of the U.S. virtually shut down Washington, D.C., on Friday, with the federal government and most school districts closing to protect people from falling trees and power lines. 

The storm, which is undergoing a process known as bombogenesis, in which the minimum central air pressure drops by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours, is creating a wind tunnel across the Mid-Atlantic. 

The air is rushing between the offshore low pressure area and a high pressure area inland, leading to winds gusting to near 70 miles per hour in the Washington metro area. This is making for some rocky flights in and out of the region.  Read more…

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