From The weather Vane Wiki
Nor'easters are large storms that ride up the Eastern Seaboard producing a Northeasterly flow of wind off of the Atlantic ocean giving the storm the name "Nor'easter". A classic example of a nor’easter is the 1993 SuperStorm. Nor’easters often give the I95 region of the Northeastern portion of the United States their biggest snowfalls each season while bringing rain that can be measured in inches along other parts of the east coast. Wind gusts to hurricane force often accompany these storms as well as costly beach erosion similar to that seen during hurricanes.