There have been many rowdy cyclones in this pattern. They favor tracking along the sharp temperature contrast out in the Atlantic ocean. This is far enough off shore to keep Boston and the rest of New England "Nor-Easter-less" so far this month.
This is a week long loop of Water Vapor Channel Infrared Satellite imagery on top of Sea Surface Temperatures. It is for the period of Wednesday February 8th into Tuesday February 14th, 2012