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- n. Common misspelling of nor'easters. Plural form of noreaster.
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Reliable meteorological data in the US go back only about one hundred years; thus, due to the small sample size of weather data we can not make statistically meaningful estimates of the true probability of hurricanes, floods, noreasters and so forth.
Storms like Chantal would be recorded by ships as noreasters prior to the satellite technology and overzealous NHC staff that we have today.
CT Bob 22 — certainly the Gulf will have an onslaught of natural weather crises, just as the Midwest will have tornados, hail and blizzards, the West will have earthquakes, wildfires and the rarer volcano, the East will have noreasters and ice storms.
As a New Englander, we see a fairly regular diet of warm core type hybrid type noreasters (rogues), characterized by rapid intensification (Walter Drag’s ‘bombogenesis’)and thunder snow.