Lecture 5 Lake Effect Storms. 13.1. Snow climatology highly influenced by lake effects. Why Lake Effect?. In Fall season, lakes are warm, advancing polar air comes across with cold air and strong winds
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Snow climatology highly influenced by lake effects
Lake effect clouds become deeper and feature and increasingly mature precipitation process as flow traverses lake
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Lake effect greater in early winter when lakes are relatively warm and ice free13.7
Longer wind Fetch will produce more mature clouds and precipitation process and so more snow. Therefore more snow downwind of where lake is wider13.9