Monday, December 13, 2010
Picture taken after our first big lake effect blitz of the season, about a week ago. Over the weekend, we had RAIN. It melted a good deal of the 42" we'd managed to accumulate, ugh. Everything is soggy and ugly...
Ah, but another lake effect is brewing even as I speak.
Lake effect is what we Great Lakes states call those freaky bouts of intense precipitation that bubble over the lakes and move onto land, dumping vast amounts of either rain or snow on us. They always travel from west to east. Storms that come from the east westward are called Nor'easters. They are equivalent to the hurricanes that southerners experience.
photos courtesy of accuweather.com and earthsys.ag.ohio-state.edu
I used to live between Lake Ontario and Lake Oneida. MAN OH MAN did we get snow. Redfield to the north (Tug Hill plateau) routinely gets pummeled with snow-- 10 feet in a storm, sometimes. I don't think we ever got that much, maybe half of that. A LOT of snow there.
I like the snow. I'm looking forward to the muddy lawns being covered again with glistening crystals. Bring it on!