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Why are some storms called "Nor'easters?"

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Why are some storms called β€œNor’easters?”
On the east coast of the United States, winter storms often form along the Atlantic polar front near the coast of Virginia and the Carolinas, and in the general area east of the southern Appalachians. These are the notorious Cape Hatteras storms — nor’easters — which develop to great intensity as they move up the coast, then drift seaward toward Iceland, where they subside.