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A Weak Lake Effect Snow Possible Tonight

16 Nov 2020, 5:18 pm

It’s the time of the year where the Great Lakes have yet to freeze over and cold arctic air can move across the relatively warmer water to create the very localized phenomenon called ‘lake effect snow’.  A weak clipper-like system will move through the Great Lakes Region tonight, pulling in cold arctic air as it moves away to break out some disorganized bands of lake effect snow into Tuesday morning.

Snow showers will not be very widespread and the duration of this event should be rather short-lived too

Totals MIGHT be as high as on the order of 5″ or so, but it’s more likely for 1″, 2″, to maybe 3″ to fall through mid-morning Tuesday.

Compared to average, our lake effect totals are running below typical amounts over the past 30 years.  By this time of the year, Buffalo should have found at least 3″ or snow or even a bit more.

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Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.

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