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What is a nor'easter storm?

A nor'easter is a storm along the East Coast of North America, so called because the winds over the coastal area are typically from the northeast. The direction of the wind is what makes a storm a nor’easter. It means that the winds are coming from the northeast direction. When...
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Washington Post

Intensifying nor’easter lashing Northeast with flooding rain and high winds

A storm offshore of the Mid-Atlantic explosively intensified Monday night, and it is buffeting the Northeast with strong winds and flooding rains. Flash flood watches are up from New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania into most of southern New England. Up to five inches of rain are possible, falling on soils that are largely saturated following an exceptionally wet summer. Parts of New Jersey have already seen more than 4 inches, with rainfall rates topping an inch per hour.

Here's what to expect from the season's first nor'easter

While Tuesday brought showers and even downpours during the day, they were not associated with the coming nor'easter. The real heavy precipitation from the approaching storm is going to hold off until after 6 p.m. this evening. Rain and wind will continue to pelt the area, with the strongest gales coming around midnight.

Timeline: When the nor’easter is forecast to impact Mass. on Tuesday and Wednesday

“Wind remains the greatest concern with this event.”. Forecasters are warning that an autumn nor’easter will bring heavy rain, flooding, and potentially damaging winds to Massachusetts on Tuesday and Wednesday. The National Weather Service said after an initial round of rainfall early Tuesday, the precipitation is expected to end briefly.
Boston Magazine

This Week’s Nor’easter Comes on the 30th Anniversary of the “Perfect Storm”

But don't expect a sequel. Get a compelling long read and must-have lifestyle tips in your inbox every Sunday morning — great with coffee!. Batten down the hatches, and the gaudy 12-foot-tall yard skeletons: a spooktacular nor’easter is rolling across the Northeast. It’ll land in Boston just before Halloween and the 30th anniversary of perhaps the most famous late-October meteorological events in New England history.

Nor'easter Causes Traffic Delays, Thousands of Power Outages in Mass.

The first nor'easter of the season caused heavy traffic delays and power outages in Massachusetts Tuesday, even before storm intensified by nightfall. More than 14,500 people were already without power in Massachusetts as of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, with winds gusting around 30-40 mph. As the storm strengthens, our First Alert weather team is forecasting up to 70 mph winds by Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, threatening power outages from downed trees, branches and power lines.

Nor'easter to bring heavy rain, strong winds to parts of Maine

A fall nor'easter will bring heavy rain and strong winds to parts of Maine Tuesday into Wednesday. Some power outages are possible from the storm. A deepening low-pressure system offshore of New England will ramp up Tuesday. While it will only side-swipe Maine, it will still deliver a powerful blast.
Boston Globe

What to expect from the nor’easter approaching Mass.

Massachusetts is expected to be hit by a nor’easter this week to close out October. Rain will fall Tuesday and continue into early Wednesday as a developing strong coastal storm will bring the potential for flooding and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service on...

Roads Flood, Rivers Overflow As Nor’easter Dumps Heavy Rain On New Jersey

PASSAIC, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The season’s first nor’easter caused a rough commute for drivers in New Jersey, where cars were stranded in a flooded section of Route 22. CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock checked on conditions in Lodi, where the Saddle River busted its banks and overflowed, filling the parking lot of the Boys and Girls Club.