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 (nôrth-ē′stər, nôr-ē′-)
A storm or gale blowing from the northeast.
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(ˌnɔːθˈiːstə; ˌnɔːrˈiːstə)
(Physical Geography) a strong wind or storm from the northeast
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(ˌnɔrθˈi stər; Naut. ˌnɔr-)

a storm or gale from the northeast.
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Noun1.northeaster - a storm blowing from the northeast
storm, violent storm - a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightning
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We was off Minot's Ledge wid a northeaster, butt first, atop of us, thicker'n burgoo.
The first pilot well will test the upside potential in the northeaster A15 area, which could lead to an additional infill well being added to the 2019 programme in the success case.
The weather might also turn hazy during the day due to south-easterly to northeaster wind.
The area is though less than the desired 200 acres, but it is suitable for setting up AIIMS keeping in mind the hilly Northeaster region state, the Chief Minister said.
Kenya Meteorological Services Director Peter Ambenje on Tuesday said that in the last one week, several parts of the country received heavy rainfall with amounts increasing in Central, Northeaster, Coast, Lake Basin and highlands along the Rift Valley."Flash floods were reported in various parts of the country including Makueni and Turkana counties Suswa along the Narok-Maai Mahiu road and Kisumu where the River Nyando broke its banks," the director said.
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The trip was delayed due to the military's "Fajr al-Joroud" operation on the northeaster border, conducted in August.
And, there's good reason for that: A separate ( recent study published by the National Academy of Sciences found that flooding similar to what was seen following in 2012 when Hurricane Sandy smashed into the Northeaster Seaboard could become the new normal for New York City by the year 2100.
"Also, ISIL's machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the government forces' offensives in Khirbet Sa'ad, while the Takfiri group suffered a heavy death toll in Khirbet al-Qassar in Northeaster Sweida."
Abrams is a faculty member of Northeaster University, Massachusetts.

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