As we begin a new week of news coverage, the Northeastern U.S. has taken one punch from a powerful storm and it's bracing for another could strike midway through the week. Americans from Virginia to Massachusetts and every state in between are taking stock of the damage from a Nor'easter.
On the coast, streets are flooded and homes are underwater. At least six people have been killed.
Over the weekend, shingles of roofs were peeled by winds gusting higher than 90 miles per hour. That's the strength of a category one hurricane.
And one resident of Massachusetts says the beach is all over his front yard.
But for all the problems it's causing, it's not unusual for a storm like this to strike at a time like this.
JENNIFER GRAY, AMS METEOROLOGIST: A nor'easter occurs within the most crowded coast line of the United States, the Northeast, and they can occur any time of year but are most common between the months of September and April. That's when weather conditions are primed for a nor'easter.
SUBTITLE: What is a Nor'easter?
GRAY: You start with a low. It's going to travel from the Southeast to the Northeast and intensify. Nor'easters are strongest around New England as well as the Canadian Maritime Provinces.
Now, we have very warm water in the Gulf of Mexico and all around the coast of Florida, it's going to warm the air above it and that warm air is going to clash with very cold air coming in from the north. Now, nor'easters carry winds out of the Northeast at about 58 miles per hour or more. And keep in mind, the wind direction out of the Northeast is what defines a nor'easter.
It's also going to cause beach erosion, as well as coastal flooding and very, very rough ocean conditions.
Now, not all nor'easter have snow, but some of the most memorable ones have dumped lots of it.
AZUZ: The National Weather Service says the next nor'easter could hit on Wednesday or Thursday. In addition to high winds and waves, heavy snow could also be a part of it. That's especially concerning for the places that were already damaged over the weekend. Last night, power companies said more than 400,000 people had no electricity.
And to give you a sense of how unstable the first storm made the atmosphere, have a look at this jet trying to land in a crosswind in Washington, D.C., and how much the pilot tried to adjust before he or she decided to postpone the landing.
More than 3,000 flights in and out of the Northeast had to be cancelled. And the effects of this system were felt as far west as Ohio, which like New England saw large amounts of snowfall.
在沿海地区，街道被洪水淹没，房屋也被没在水下 。目前至少已有6人死亡 。
上周末，屋顶的瓦片被时速超过90英里的强风刮掉 。这一风力相当于一级飓风 。
美国气象学会气象专家詹妮弗·格雷：东北风暴发生在美国东北部最拥挤的海岸线上，这种天气可能会在一年当中的任何时间发生，不过最常发生的时间为9月至次年4月之间 。这段时间的天气条件易发生东北风暴 。
格雷：开始的时候规模很小 。这一风暴从东南部地区向东北部地区移动，并逐渐加强 。东北风暴在新英格兰及加拿大沿海诸省附近时候威力最强 。
墨西哥湾及佛罗里达海岸周围的海水会变得非常温暖，它会使海洋上空的空气变暖，而这股暖空气将同来自北方的极冷空气发生碰撞 。东北风暴使来自东北部地区的风达到每小时58英里以上 。要记住，界定东北风暴的关键因素就是风的方向来自东北部地区 。
阿祖兹：美国国家气象局表示，下一场东北风暴可能将于周三或周四来袭 。除了会伴随强风和海浪以外，这场风暴可能还会带来强降雪 。上周末已经遭遇破坏的地区尤为担心 。昨晚，电力公司表示，有超过40万人断电 。
目前已有超过3000次进出美国东北部地区的航班被迫取消 。这一天气系统的影响已扩大至远在西部的俄亥俄州，而新英格兰州等州则遭遇了大规模降雪 。
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