Lake effect snows
is produced during cooler atmospheric conditions when a cold
air mass moves across long expanses of warmer lake water, warming the lower . Imagine driving on the New York State Thruway south of Buffalo, N.Y., on a bright
winter day as the skies darken and ominous clouds build in the distance.It was the early morning hours in Buffalo, New York. Trouble was brewing.
Temperatures had plummeted and strong squalls began to blow across
neighboring . What is Lake Effect Snow
Lake Effect Snow
, also called snow
squalls, results from cold, arctic air traveling over a relatively warm body of water. Lake Effect snow
often occurs again in the late winter and early spring when the lake
begins to thaw.
The blanket of s
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