Another Round of Heavy Lake Effect Snow Ahead
Lake effect snow downstream of Lake Erie was very heavy this weekend, with some areas seeing nearly 20″ of accumulation Sunday. Snowfall rates were as high as 2″-3″ an hour with thundersnow reported, producing whiteout conditions. Blizzard conditions occurred during the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts football game.
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Another round of heavy lake effect snow is already underway near Lake Superior and Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and western lower Michigan. Some areas may see a foot as the cold air spills across the warm lake waters, creating the lake effect snow with west to northwest winds.
Light snow is expected this morning, but later today through tonight moderate to heavy lake effect snow will develop across the north wind snow belts. Significant impacts are expected across eastern Marquette and western Alger Counties through Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/R68wZYeNk0
— NWS Marquette (@NWSMarquette) December 11, 2017
— NWS Grand Rapids (@NWSGrandRapids) December 11, 2017
A cold front and low pressure center will move east into New England and Canada Tuesday. By Tuesday night into Wednesday, the lake effect snow machine will fire again for Lake Erie and Ontario as the cold air spreads to the east. 1 to 2 feet are possible, especially near Erie, PA and east of Rochester, NY.
235 PM: Light snowfall most WNY & CNY TONIGHT–>TUESDAY morning. Transition to lake effect SE of the lakes TUESDAY NIGHT–>WEDNESDAY (heaviest snow during this time). Off Lake Erie, highest amounts well S of BUF. Off Lake Ontario, highest amounts ROC E to the Tug Hill Plateau. pic.twitter.com/AZrZtPPwdt
— NWS Buffalo (@NWSBUFFALO) December 11, 2017
Winter Weather Advisories and Lake Effect Snow warnings are in effect from 7 pm tonight through Wednesday night. Up to 18 inches possible across the snow belt through Wednesday night. pic.twitter.com/p70lPvnFr5
— NWS Cleveland (@NWSCLE) December 11, 2017
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels