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Upstate/Eastern New York- Jan 5-7 Lake Effect Snow Event


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This almost looks interesting with a nice connection upstream. I've gotten 3" so far, and it's coming down quite nicely as I sit here just touching the southern most portion of the band. It looks like it's starting to head South again; perhaps it can drop another 2" as she sweeps through later this afternoon, so not a bad Winter Day.

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5 minutes ago, wolfie09 said:

We have had steady snow the last couple hours or so with the occasional heavier burst..Wind has been fierce lol 

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That dark green band at the southern edge of the returns is right over me. 

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5 minutes ago, vortmax said:

These bands seem to be heavier away from the lakes. Is this just an orographic thing?

Frictional effects causing some lift I believe...sort of like a pileup, airmass gets backed up slightly and lifted and wrings out precip as it moves from lake to over land... At least that's my crude understanding. 

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5 minutes ago, Syrmax said:

Frictional effects causing some lift I believe...sort of like a pileup, airmass gets backed up slightly and lifted and wrings out precip as it moves from lake to over land... At least that's my crude understanding. 

Ah yes, frictional convergence based on the coastline shape and then orographic lifting. We've been getting squat in western Wayne cty...bummed. Can't even get the grass fully covered! My kids are NOT happy...lol

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Snow in Oswego has been light for most of the event, but we've seen some periods of heavier rates. It's been snowing off and on since the morning. I would say a little over an inch has fallen. Measurements may not be as accurate with the strong wind blowing the dry snow around, so I'll probably have to find a grassy spot not near any trees or buildings and take several measurements for accuracy.

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40 minutes ago, sferic said:

Heavy Snow  in Cicero (AT least by Long Island Standards) I'd say an inch an hour; gorgeous

 

Please stay this way until Midnight!

@TugHillMatt @CNY_WX Love it !

So excited for you as you experience a lake effect event for the first time.  The size of the dendrites in these bands are one of my favorite things. Still pounding here on the NW side.

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5 minutes ago, TugHillMatt said:

So excited for you as you experience a lake effect event for the first time.  The size of the dendrites in these bands are one of my favorite things. Still pounding here on the NW side.

This is your second good one. I knew someone would do ok on the backside.  Congratulations! Enjoy it. 

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24 minutes ago, Blue Moon said:

What do you figure the ratios are right now? It's been in the 20s in Oswego today, and it's currently 21. If 15:1 is reasonable then it's safe to say our QPF for the past 24 hours is around 0.07 in. 

I’ll let you know the LE and ratio in the morning when I take my measurement. 

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48 minutes ago, Blue Moon said:

What do you figure the ratios are right now? It's been in the 20s in Oswego today, and it's currently 21. If 15:1 is reasonable then it's safe to say our QPF for the past 24 hours is around 0.07 in. 

It's quite common for lake effect, especially at these temps, to be 20:1. Welcome to the land of lake effect FLUFF!

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45 minutes ago, rochesterdave said:

This is your second good one. I knew someone would do ok on the backside.  Congratulations! Enjoy it. 

Thanks! With Sunday hopefully being a very short warmup, I think this one will stay around much longer than the good one from before Thanksgiving. I didn't think we would get more with this event, but it's looking like it. Definitely an overperformer if one goes by NWS forecast. @LakeEffectKingdid a great job with this one!

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