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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Floridians have something called ‘bombogenesis’ to thank for the rare taste of winter in the usually warm Sunshine State.

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Parts of Florida reported light snow with temperatures just below freezing.

It’s part of a major wind storm moving up the East coast that’s bringing ice, freezing rain, snow and strong winds.

Forecasters are calling the process causing these low temps in Florida a “Bomb Cyclone’ or ‘Bombogenesis.’

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But what does that mean?

It’s the process in which a storm rapidly intensifies through a drop in pressure of at least 24 Millibars within 24 hours.

The sharp drop in pressure means the storm is strengthening.

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The major winter storm will continue to impact temperatures in Florida all the way up to Maine which is expecting blizzard conditions.