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Highest One-Day Lake-Effect Snow Totals

5 Dec 2017, 4:56 pm

With lake-effect snow in the forecast over the next few days throughout the Great Lakes region, let’s take a look back at some impressive snowfall statistics.  Lake-effect snow is known to accumulate huge quantities in the favored snowbelt regions downwind of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario.  Here is a list of the top one-day lake-effect snowfall totals per state (using NOAA record data):

– New York – 50.0″ on February 1, 1966 in Camden, Oneida County
– Minnesota – 36.0″ on January 7, 1994 in Wolf Ridge, Lake County
– Michigan – 32.7″ on March 13, 2006 in Rockland, Ontonagon County
– Indiana – 26.0″ on January 8, 2011 in South Bend, St. Joseph County
– Wisconsin – 26.0″ on March 13, 2006 in Upson, Iron County
– Pennsylvania – 25.0″ on December 12, 1944 in Albion, Erie County
– Ohio – 21.0″ on November 24, 1950 in Painesville, Lake County

Will this winter bring new records to any of these states?  We shall find out in the months to come and be sure to let you know if anything out of the ordinary does happen!

Meteorologist Joe Astolfi

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