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Another Round of Heavy Lake Effect Snow Ahead

29 Dec 2016, 10:20 am

Another round of lake effect snow is starting in the Great Lakes and will continue through Friday. Totals may not be as robust as the last couple of events, but some areas will likely see another foot of snow.


Several advisories and warnings have been issued. Winter Storm Warnings and Lake Effect Snow Warnings are in effect where the snow totals are expected to be highest.

Snow squalls will increase in intensity later today as moisture and cold air flows across the lakes. A coastal low in the Atlantic Ocean will provide enhancement to the snow bands downstream of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The lake effect belts in New York will see the highest accumulations.

As the low pulls away from the New England, another system will approach the Plains. Warmer temperatures aloft will push into the region ahead of the Plains low, along with a change in wind direction. Lake effect snow bands will gradually diminish, first for Lake Superior and Lake Michigan Friday morning. Some squalls will continue for Lake Erie and Lake Ontario into Friday evening. The lake effect snow should end in those areas by Friday night.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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