What Is a Northeaster and Where Do Nor’easter Storms Come From?

Also called a nor’easter, a northeaster type of winter storm blows into North America from the northeast and brings strong winds and precipitation to New England and the Mid-Atlantic states.

They occur most often between September and April.

A Northeaster is usually described as a low pressure area whose center of rotation is just off the East Coast, and can cause coastal flooding, coastal erosion, hurricane force winds, and heavy snow.

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