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Bitter Cold Brings Lake-Effect Snow to Northeast

18 Nov 2017, 2:38 pm

Just in time for Thanksgiving week, another round of cold and even lake-effect snow in store for the Northeast.

More Snow in Houghton

Another day, another dusting of snow in the U.P. Plus, lake enhanced snow could be back for Sunday!

Posted by WeatherNation on Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bitter Cold

The storm that brought 80 inches of snow to Mammoth Mountain (yeah 80) and severe weather to the central U.S. will be responsible for lake-effect snow and a blast of arctic air.

Following the cold front responsible for severe weather, winds will shift from the North. This will usher in an arctic air mass that will drop temperatures across the Great Lakes and Northeast.



Now the storm itself isn’t going to be much of a snow-maker, but the cold air following the storm will set up our next round of storm.

The sub-freezing air blowing over the relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes will set up a round of lake-effect snow for areas downwind of the lakes.
By the time it comes to an end early Tuesday, we could be looking at inches of snow for all of the usual suspects.

Science Lesson

Want to more about lake-effect snow?

Check out this video from Meteorologist Nick Merianos to learn what causes it:

What Causes Lake Effect Snow?

It's that time of year where we start to see lake effect snow. Meteorologist Nick Merianos explains why it is more frequent this time of year.

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, November 9, 2017

For WeatherNation — Meteorologist Jeremy LaGoo

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