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Heavy Lake Effect Snow Continues Around The Great Lakes

26 Dec 2017, 3:48 pm

Lake effect snow continues to fall around the Great Lakes and it has been very heavy in some of the favored snow belts. Erie, Pennsylvania has seen almost 5 feet of snow since Sunday, with a 24 hour record set on Monday with nearly 3 feet of accumulation.  2 to 3 feet in some of the heaviest belts near Lake Michigan and Lake Ontario since this weekend.

Widespread lake effect snow has been seen around most of the Great Lakes. From the western sections of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through Lower Michigan to Ohio and New York, snow has been accumulating. The snow has created slippery roads and slow travels.

Lake effect alerts are widespread downstream of most of the Great Lakes. In the concentrated snow squalls, some areas may see an additional 1 to 2 feet over the next few days.

A surface trough and upper level disturbance will push through the lakes tonight into Wednesday morning, enhancing some snow squalls. As an area of high pressure approaches from the west Wednesday night into Thursday, snowfall coverage and intensity will decrease, although heavier snow showers are likely to return this weekend.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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