A storm on the Atlantic coast whose center of rotation is just offshore. During the winter these storms can bring heavy snowfall and high winds to New England. Sometimes spelled "nor'easter."
The northeaster brought blizzard conditions to much of New Hampshire on Wednesday.
a word to characterize New England's spontaneous and harsh weather; a fierce snowfall that hits hard and doesn't last a particularly long amount of time
Six inches of snow in 10 minutes... that was quite a northeaster!