The massive bomb cyclone that hit the East Coast on Thurday has already left over 17 inches of snow in some areas, bringing with it hurricane-force winds and never-seen-before levels of flooding.

The fiercely cold wind accompanying winter storm Grayson will cause temperatures to drop as low as minus 40 degrees in some parts this weekend. Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states have been put on high alert for snow and blizzard.

Wind gusts hit more than 70 mph in many places Thursday, and in parts of New England, snow fell as fast as 3 inches per hour.

"A powerful low pressure system will continue to bring heavy snow, strong winds, high surf, and dangerous travel conditions to much of northern New England into Friday. The storm will pull away from the region later Friday and conditions will gradually improve. Very cold temperatures and wind chills will follow for much of the eastern third of the country through the weekend," the National Weather Service said in statement.

NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking the cyclone from space and have released comprehensive pathway the storm will take; they have also released comprehensive footage of the growing storm using different cameras giving us some awesome videos and data.

NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center or SPoRT has released footage from its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Program which is intended to give forecasters the best views of storms and severe weather patterns from space.

The vibrant video shows the deep cyclogenesis by enhancing temperature and moisture characteristics of air masses.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also released comprehensive footage showing the entire current path and future direction the intensifying cyclone will travel in. The GOES footage shows the rapid intensification of the storm as it hit the East Coast and also the near zero visibility in the snow bands.

The deepening low pressure regions of the storm can be seen over the Bahamas, and which moved toward the East Coast on Wednesday and early Thursday.

This brought a large amount of snowfall in southeast coastal areas which caused iguanas and sea turtles to die in Florida. In fact Iguanas frozen to death were caught lifelessly falling off trees.

NASA SPoRT also released infrared footage of the gravity waves spilling out from the deep convection currents in the storm.

NOAA also released space footage of the first effects of the storm as it hit Tallahassee. The storm was seen rapidly increasing in density as more of the U.S. landmass got steadily covered by the coldest blizzard to hit the South Eastern coast in over 30 years.

NOAA also explained the shape of the devastating cyclone. A time lapse of its progress shows the powerful midlatitude of the bomb cyclone which showed several meso-vortices spinning in its centre.