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Lake Effect Snow Ramps Up

13 Nov 2019, 6:00 am

In the wake of a vigorous winter storm, 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 the process of lake effect snow works.

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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 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!  In west Michigan, another 3″ to 6″ is possible.  A storm system moving in from the west coupled with lake interaction will enhance snowfall Thursday into Friday morning.  Travel may be hazardous for the morning commute.

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

Stay warm and stay safe!  For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Joe Astolfi.

About the author
Joe Astolfi has been a weather enthusiast and geography guru ever since childhood.  After earning an Associate degree at Terra State Community College in Ohio, he decided to pursue a Bachelor degree in meteorology at Northern Illinois University.  He minored in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Before arriving at WeatherNation TV, Joe worked at WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois.  Forecasting ... Load Morefor northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin was anything but ordinary.  Severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, and heat waves are just some of the extreme weather events he has covered.  Joe grew up in Sandusky, Ohio and will always have a passion for the Great Lakes region and all it has to offer.

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