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Winter storm hit the east coast this weekend

From Friday evening to Saturday, a strong northeasterly was forecast for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, a storm expected to bring blizzards across coastal areas from Virginia to Maine. About the storm on the east coast, AccuWeather chief meteorologist Jon Porter said it will be “a dangerous, life-threatening storm.” Officials also said windblown snow could make travel “almost impossible”. Forecasters say the storm could shed more than three feet of snow and up to 90 mph winds as it pounds eastern New England. The storm is classified as a nor’easter, named for the direction the winds blow as the system moves along the coast. It is also likely to become a “bomb cyclone,” a storm that rapidly intensifies as it undergoes a “bombogenese.”

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