Lake Snow Woes Continue

The Lake Effect Snow Machine is still working as the weekend begins. The NASA picture above shows some detail. Note that western portions of Lake Erie are now ice covered and that puts a damper on excessive snow generation downwind. The more open waters of Lake Ontario continue to provide the moisture and temperature contrast necessary to generate the unbelievable snows that have hit western New York.

A developing storm out west will contribute to a change in the wind fetch over the Great Lakes and the lake effect snow machine should start to shut down Sunday. That same developing storm is expected to take aim on the Eastern Seaboard and the Mid Atlantic region Monday and Tuesday. It is too early to be specific but this storm has the potential to generate a significant snow. We’ll just have to see how things come together. Stay tuned.

John Collins
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