DISCUSSION: In the wake of the recently-concluded lake effect snowfall event which generated substantial snowfall totals to the east/northeast/southeast of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, here is a neat video wrap-up of this event from several different perspectives. As you can see in the bulk of the eyewitness footage above, there was a consistent trend within this particular lake effect snowfall event defined by extremely dangerous travel conditions due to very cold conditions along with near-zero visibilities at many points during the course of this long-duration lake effect snow event. For instance, you can see these conditions during part of the time in which they played out in Buffalo, New York (courtesy of footage from Cellino and Barnes), just outside of Cleveland, Ohio (courtesy of footage from Alyson Bruner), Oswego, New York (courtesy of footage from Bobby Bianco and Corey Elsby), and in Syracuse, New York (courtesy of footage from Mark Sperduti). This collective footage all reinforces the point that in the presence of a lake effect snow event, you always should stay on the side of caution by not travelling if you do not absolutely have to do so.
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©2016 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz