Nor' easters are common in New England. It is a storm or wind blowing from the northeast. They can cause heavy rain or snow. And severe coastal flooding, erosion and winds.
The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 was a catastrophic, historic nor'easter that struck New England, New Jersey, and the New York area. The It was on Sunday, February 5, 1978, and ended on February 7, snow reached to 20 inches.