Lake Effect Snow Burim Trdevaj Richie Eldh
Severe Weather • Snow storms are considered severe weather • cause power loss • slippery roads • cause trees to fall down which puts anything in that area in danger.
High moisture warm air from lake rises Mixes with high pressure high density cold air from the cold front The water vapor from the warm air freezes and causes the snow After Before
Where They Occur • They occur over bodies of water • More likely if immediately east of cold front • 4-6 feet possible if air is light enough to move snow on shore but not strong enough to move the developing system • Mostly found east or southeast of the Great Lakes
Air Pressure • Not associated with advancing cells of low pressure • Associated with dense high pressure arctic cold fronts • Higher the temperature, lower the pressure and vise versa
Density • If there’s heavy snow then in the snowstorm that means there will be high density and high pressure • Warmer air is low density so that is why it rises from the lake and mixes with the cold front
MARBLE QUESTION!!!!!!!! How would the amount of snow be effected by the differences in temperature between the cold front and the warm air?
Answer The bigger the difference is between the temperatures of the cold front and the warm air the more snow there will be.
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