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Heavy Snow For Portions of the Northeast; Great Lakes

Moderate to heavy snow will return to the Northeast and New England over the next couple of days. Heavy Lake Effect Snow will continue to the lee of the Great Lakes. Light snow will fall across portions of the Tennessee Valley; working into the Mid-Atlantic by mid-week. Meanwhile, elevated fire weather conditions will continue in southern California. Read More >

 

Overview

A quick-moving system on Sunday night, March 12 into early Monday, March 13, brought widespread snow, before lake effect snow started Monday night and persisted through Tuesday, March 14.  This lake effect snow was oriented into northeast Illinois for a lengthy period, which is rare, as Michigan and northwest Indiana are typically the more favored locations for lake effect snow.  

The first round of snow caused impacts to the Monday morning commute, while the next lake effect round brought major impacts to the Tuesday morning commute.

 

For a satellite loop of the event, please visit the U. of Wisconsin CIMMS page.

  Heavy Lake Effect Snow Setup
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