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Let The Lake Effect Begin!

8 Nov 2019, 9:10 am

Headline video courtesy Instagram user Lee Bocklund

The lake effect snow season is off to a quick and heavy start across the state of Michigan. Marquette led some of the snow totals between Wednesday-Thursday, November 6-7 coming in with 9.5″.

The scene in Marquette was looking much more winter-like this morning (Friday).

Winter weather alerts continue near Erie, PA into this afternoon (Friday). A narrow band of snow will produce up to 3″ of snowfall by this evening.

The snow was very heavy Thursday due to the effect off of the lake. The lakes we are mentioning are Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. Snow bands set up Thursday with the help of strong winds and cold air to produce locally heavy snow bands.

Those same winds will bring in colder air for all of the Great Lakes and Northeast regions into this weekend. Dress appropriately!

Lake effect snow showers will end by tonight but not for long. Another low pressure system will bring widespread snow showers Saturday and Sunday, then heavy lake effect bands will be likely on Monday and Tuesday for the Great Lakes region.

November is one of the months for the best conditions to create lake effect snow as the open waters are still relatively mild, plus there are more impulses of cold air from Canada. The result will be more frequent, heavy snow bands this month!

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Mace was born and raised in Minnesota, where his intrigue for weather and broadcasting grew at a young age. His 30 years in broadcasting have taken him all across the Midwest and in the South. During high school and college, Mace first worked at a number of radio stations which helped pay tuition bills and get him ready for a career in television. His first TV Meteorology job was in Wausau, WI, fo... Load Morellowed by stops in Grand Rapids, MI, Fort Myers, FL, Tampa, FL, Cedar Rapids, IA and then across the country on WeatherNation. Mace is one of our Digital Meteorologists, posting weather stories on our website and social media accounts.

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