Cranking up the snow machine in the Great Lakes

Cranking up the snow machine in the Great Lakes

While cold air and warm water are necessary ingredients in the formation of lake-effect snow in the Great Lakes region, flakes don’t fall unless other conditions are met. When all the elements come together, intense snowfall rates of 6 inches per hour can result, with lake-effect snowstorms dumping several feet of snow downwind. Drag scrubber to animate.

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