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This animation shows a northeaster moving up the East Coast.
Animation Courtesy of NOAA/National Climatic Data Center

Northeaster in Action

This image shows a northeaster on a radar. From April 15-17, 2007, heavy rain and snow fell on the East Coast because of this northeaster. Parts of the East Coast were flooded from the large rainfall. People from South Carolina to Maine were left without power because of the strong winds.

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