Why don't Nor'Easters move up the Chesapeake or Delaware Bays?

October 2, 2008

Erica's Answer:

Therefore, Nor'Easters are much larger in scale than the Chesapeake or Delaware Bays. Keep in mind that the Chesapeake is only about 30 miles wide at its widest point, and the Delaware Bay is even narrower.

There is not enough warm water in either of those bays to influence the steering pattern of a storm the size of a Nor'Easter. Instead, these storms tend to hug the coast and follow the general steering pattern of the jet stream.

- Erica

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