Arctic Blast Brings Chill and Lake-Effect Snow

A large winter storm making its way through the Northeast will depart from the East Coast tonight, allowing the coldest air so far this season to follow it out of the Midwest. If that wasn’t bad enough, some locations will be measuring yards of snow this week caused by lake-effect.

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Lake-effect snow is produced during cooler atmospheric conditions when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, providing energy and picking up water vapor, which freezes and is deposited on the leeward shores.

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The winter storm, which brought a daily record of 4.6 inches of snow to Cincinnati since midnight, is quickly moving across the East Coast. It is touching off thunderstorms across Florida and the Southeast Coast, with heavy rain and embedded thunderstorms moving across southern New England. Snow is falling across the Adirondacks and New England’s Green and White mountains.

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Winter Weather Advisories remain in place across northern and western Maine through this evening. Lake-Effect Snow Warnings and Advisories as well as Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in place all across the Great Lakes through Wednesday. More details

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The WeatherBug – Earth Networks Team

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