Winds Backyard Almanac: Nor'easters: they're not just for New England anymore By Lisa Johnson • Apr 20, 2018 ©Tone Coughlin Photography. All rights reserved. Used with permission. The first half of April ended in a most dramatic fashion: record-breaking (low) temperatures, high winds, crashing waves and a record snowfall. And while it certainly wasn't appreciated by everyone, Larry Weber says it was still fascinating.