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Powerful Nor'easter To Wallop Parts Of The Northeast and New England

A powerful Nor'easter and winter storm is expected to wallop eastern parts of the Northeast and New England this weekend. Plenty of hazards are expected to impact the Northeastern U.S. from heavy snow, with significant accumulations expected, to high winds and coastal issues. The combination of the intense snow and strong winds will result in blizzard conditions, especially along coastal areas. Read More >

Drought typically refers to deficiency in precipitation, relative to the local area's climate, which persists over a period of time such that it causes a water shortage. This water shortage may impact streams & rivers, local water supplies, and agriculture.

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