What is the Northeast United States?
The American northeast, also known as the Northeast United States, is the geographical region connected with Canada. Its location is in a prime position to connect with the southern united states and midwestern united states. The region's covered area is 181,324 sq-mi, and there are 11 states present in it. The states are Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Maine.
Connecticut is a state in the northeast that has mild weather patterns. Precipitation averages about 47 inches annually. Temperatures average between 26 degrees Fahrenheit during the coldest month of January to approximately 71 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer month of July.
The Northeast region of the United States runs along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. These many states, such as Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut, run along the Atlantic Coastline. This long and windy coastline changes in form along the way. Steep, rocky cliffs exist in the coastal state of Maine.
Massachusetts is a wonderfully diverse land form. Much of the region contains stony and infertile terrain. This prevented much farming of the land. Other land forms include the southern and coastal region, which consists of the beautiful Cape Cod peninsula and the islands Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
The highest point in all the northeastern United States lies in New Hampshire. In addition to being the highest point, it's also the windiest place in the nation at 6,288 feet or 1,917 meters. Known as Mount Washington, the strongest wind ever recorded was in April of 1934 where wind speeds were clocked at 231 miles per hour or 372 kph.
The climate of the United State’s northeastern region varies greatly between the Northern and the Southern states. Generally warm, humid summers are the norm. Winters are usually snowy and very cold. States that run along the coastal region are subject to such weather events as storms, known as Nor’easters, and hurricanes.
European explorers arrived in the region known as Rhode Island in the early 1500's. Prior to their arrival, thousands of Algonquian Native Americans lived in the region, including the Narragansett tribe. Rhode Island’s beautiful and long coastline was explored by an expedition lead by European Miguel de Cortereal of Portugal.
Vermont boasts many geological and climate interest points. Many beautiful mountain ranges along with it's northern latitude make for known long and cold winter seasons. Each year, Vermont can expect approximately 70- 120 inches of snowfall.