Lake Effect Snow Continues for the Great Lakes Dec 6, 2018

Lake effect snow will continue across the Great Lakes to end the work week. Winter Weather Advisories extend from Upper Michigan to Upstate New York. Most totals will be in the 3″ to 6″ range, but a few areas could see near a foot of fresh powder.

The lake effect snow belts have been producing plenty of snow this season, with well above average accumulations in Michigan. Lake Superior has been especially active, with Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie 1 to 2 feet above normal.

Lake Erie and Lake Ontario have been active as well, with most locations seeing greater than average snowfall.

A trough and cold front will cross the Great Lakes into Friday. This will help to push much colder air across the warmer waters, fueling the lake effect snow. Drier high pressure will move into the region this weekend, bringing an end to most of the lake effect snow.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Up to 5 FEET of snow so far in parts of the Sierra Nevada! #CAwx

36 minutes ago by WeatherNation

Whiteout conditions currently on top of Donner Pass, California.

59 minutes ago by WeatherNation

NEW: Winter Storm Watches expanded to include the entire Chicago, IL metro area for Friday and Saturday: #ILwx

1 hour ago by WeatherNation

Some light snow in Columbus, Ohio today - this is already winding down, but more snow is coming for central Ohio on…

1 hour ago by WeatherNation

Grandma always said these days were great for ducks. 🦆🦆 She never specified plastic or real though.

3 hours ago by WeatherNation

Flooding threat in California, especially near burn scar areas, with additional areas of heavy rain ahead:…

3 hours ago by WeatherNation

Heavy rain is pummeling California this week, triggering numerous floods & mudslides. This is brand new footage o…

3 hours ago by WeatherNation

ICYMI: We had some fun with the trivia on this week's podcast! Do you know the answer? Watch:…

4 hours ago by WeatherNation
Follow Us