A series of Pacific weather systems will bring several rounds of precipitation and wind to the western U.S. this week. Several inches of rain could fall in portions of WA, OR and CA, especially in the coastal ranges and foothills. Snow is forecast in the higher mountains. In addition, winds will be strong, especially in mountainous areas, which could pose a hazard to high-profile vehicles. Read More >
Lake Effect Summary - December 26-27, 2013
Maximum Snowfall: Lake Erie 10.5" (Perrysburg); Lake Ontario 20" (Lorraine)
Duration: 30 hours +/-
Prime feature: Hybrid synoptic and marginal lake effect.
The fifth lake effect storm of the season was very similar to the fourth in that an upper level trough crossed the region on Thursday the 26th and brought a light snow across the region. Following this trough, light lake enhanced snow developed off Lake Erie across the northern Niagara Frontier and off of Lake Ontario over Jefferson County.