By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM As a prelude to winter 2014, extremely strong winter storms hit the eastern half of the United States in November. Cold interior conditions can lead to strong coastal storms throughout the winter, bringing bitter cold, high winds, rough seas and heavy snows to New England. These intense coastal storms are called nor’easters. Skiers in … Continue reading Geography in the News: Nor’easters, Love or Loathe?
This weekend, the East Coast was pummeled by a vicious winter storm. The disturbance began in the Southeastern U.S. yesterday, dropping as much as 8 inches of snow in states that traditionally do not see much if any at all. On Sunday, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in South Carolina and Richmond International Airport in Virginia were closed for snow removal from runways. Atlanta also received roughly six inches of snow.