I thought it was made up
I used to think a nor’easter was a made up word used by salty New England sea captains and lobstermen to describe a cold windy day. In fact, it is real and bad and we are having one right now. Here’s what the Weather Channel has to say:
Nor’easters are among winter’s most ferocious storms. These strong areas of low pressure often form either in the Gulf of Mexico or off the East Coast in the Atlantic Ocean. The low will then either move up the East Coast into New England and the Atlantic provinces of Canada or out to sea.
A nor’easter gets its name from its continuously strong northeasterly winds blowing in from the ocean ahead of the storm and over the coastal areas.
These winter weather events are notorious for producing heavy snow, rain, and over-sized waves that crash onto Atlantic beaches, often causing beach erosion and structural damage. Wind gusts associated with these storms can exceed hurricane force in intensity.
So, I picked the perfect day to use public transportation to travel to two places that are not near public transportation.