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5 Things To Know About Nor'easters

11/5/2020 (Permalink)

Storm waves crash over the seawall causing massive flooding, power outages, road closures, and erosion damage along the coast Nor'easters can cause coastal flooding, high winds and heavy snow or rain

Here Are Some Nor'easter Facts You Should Know

Residents of the northeastern and mid-Atlantic states do not just have to worry about cold weather during the winter. They also have to watch out for nor'easters. A nor'easter can cause major damage to homes in Arrowsic, ME.
To protect your house, you need to understand what these storms are and the type of harm they can inflict. 

1. They Form When the Atmosphere Is Unstable
The Gulf Stream is an ocean current that provides warm water along the East Coast of America. The air above this water is warm, as well. Nor'easters form when that air collides with a cold weather system. The resulting atmospheric instability powers the storm.

2. There Are Different Types
In 1946, J.E. Miller classified nor'easters as type A or type B. A Miller type A nor'easter forms in the Gulf Coast and works its way east. Type B nor'easters, meanwhile, begin as cyclones in the Midwest. They then hit the Appalachian Mountains before re-forming on the East Coast.

3. They Usually Impact the Northeast
As their name implies, nor'easters typically occur in the northeastern portion of the country. They can thus affect major cities such as Philadelphia and Boston.

4. They Primarily Occur During Winter
While nor'easters can form any time of year, they are most common during the winter months. That is when the polar jet stream brings the cold air to the East Coast.

5. They Are Powerful and Destructive
Nor'easters can cause coastal flooding, high winds and heavy snow or rain. They can thus damage your home and make it unsafe to drive.
Hopefully, you now understand what a nor'easter is and why it is so dangerous. If you find out that one of these storms is coming, you should secure your house as much as you can. You should also research the contact information for your local emergency cleanup company. Restoration professionals can help you rebuild following nor'easters and other disasters.

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