Cold and Snow-A-Plenty

We have gone through the last few days of above normal temperatures across the Great Lakes. However, a much different picture will be painted as we head through the next few days.

For the Great Lakes this Winter season so far, much of the Great Lakes remains unfrozen. When one combines that with much colder air flowing over the open waters, that allows Lake Effect Snow to develop.

Tonight is a classic case of such. With the mainly unfrozen waters of the Great Lakes, the Lake Effect Snow Machine is cranking up tonight downwind of Lakes Erie, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior. Several inches of snowfall is expected where those snow bands persist in a specific location.

The Lake Effect Snow Machine is forecast to continue into the weekend downwind of the Great Lakes. However, as we move into next week…

A warm up in the temperatures is in the forecast. It is quite possible that the snowfall that occurs through the next few days could easily melt away by the middle of next week.

It has not been that much of a Winter outside of the Lake Effect Snowbelts. However, there is still plenty of time for a snowstorm or two to affect the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley regions. Let us keep our fingers crossed.

Jim Martin – Forecaster

About Brian Ivey

Brian is the President of Neoweather and has be one of the leaders of the organization since joining in 2011. Brian graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Kent State University and meteorology from Mississippi State University. Brian worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Youngstown and interned at Cleveland TV stations WKYC and WEWS. He loves Cleveland sports and enjoys going to games. You can also find him trying new spots to eat, traveling and being active outside.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *