Lake Effect Snow

When cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water,
clouds build over the lake and eventually develop into snow showers and squalls.

The intensity of lake effect snow increases when higher elevations downwind of the lake force the cold, snow-producing air to rise even further.

This effect occurs in many locations throughout the world, but is best known in the populated areas of the Great Lakes of North America.

If it wasn’t so cold; it would have been raining.

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3 comments on “Lake Effect Snow
  1. I don’t know, I get this picture of you snuggled into your cottage with the snow falling silently outside or being whipped by the wind around your eaves. From 35C here it sounds idyllic.

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