“An area of low pressure intensified rapidly as it moved from the Midwest into eastern Canada Thursday into early Friday,” said weather.com meteorologist Chris Dolce. “This resulted in numerous reports of high winds, wind damage and a few tornadoes from the lower and middle Mississippi Valleys into the Ohio Valley and central Appalachians.”
According to The Weather Channel senior meteorologist Stu Ostro, the Halloween windstorm could be considered a “meteorological bomb”, which occurs when the central pressure within a mid-latitude cyclone — such as the one present during the Halloween severe weather — falls on average at least one millibar per hour for 24 hours.
A 9-year-old boy died at a Nashville hospital after being struck by a downed power line on Thursday evening, according to local station WSMV-TV. He was riding on his bicycle at around 9:30 p.m. local time when a tree contacted a power line and the live wire subsequently came in contact with the child. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
Source: The Weather Channel