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Lake Effect Snow Ramps Up

13 Nov 2019, 6:00 am

In the wake of a vigorous winter storm, a cold temperatures and a brisk breeze will usher in another round of lake effect snow for the Great Lakes. Some areas have already seen well over a foot of snow.

WeatherNation meteorologist Joe Astolfi explains how lake effect snow works.

Favored locations downwind of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan—known as the snowbelt—can expect localized bands of persistent snowfall into this evening. Squalls will be narrow but locally intense at times. Expect quick changes in visibility and road conditions if you need to travel in the alert areas.

Some communities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula may pick up another 6″ to 12″ of snow! 3″ to 6″ is possible in West Michigan. A storm system moving in from the west coupled with lake interaction will enhance snowfall Thursday into Friday morning.

If you’re joining us from cities in the Great Lakes, make sure you stay up to date with WeatherNation for the latest forecast. Warmer weather will return by the end of the week, bringing an end to the lake effect snow.

Stay warm and stay safe!

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