Nor Easter

I am watching the news and they're talking about the storm that is hitting the New England area in the U.S. They call it the Nor Easter. As they are talking about I'm gathering that it happens every year, it's just not as strong as it has been this year. Apparently I caught the ***-end of the story because I know nothing about it. Why do they call it the Nor Easter? How long does it ususally last. Does it happen every year or did I hear them wrong? Please give me answers!!!!!
Luci Luci
22-25, F
2 Responses Apr 18, 2007

Similar to a hurricane a nor'easter is counter-clock wise turning cyclone (a ... This creates the northeast wind, hence it's name nor'easter. ...

Sure it didn't say: North Eastern??!!