DISCUSSION: Being as though many people across the interior northeastern United States are still recovering mentally from the fresh "white" memory in light of the recent lake effect machine cranking feet of snow in some places, people's interest are always captivated in winter. Having said that, here is a neat perspective on something which many people around the planet are completely unaware of; namely, the presence of formidable sea-effect snowfall which cranks into high-gear to the east of mainland China during the winter months. Similar to the occurrence of lake-effect snow which occurs seasonally downwind of the Great Lakes over in the north-central and interior northeastern United States, the sea-effect snows which fire up to the east of mainland China (and often impacts central/southern sections of Japan) often mutually occur as a result of cold air progression over the relatively warmer waters which are present in the Sea of Japan. Nonetheless, it is very neat to see how similar phenomena can naturally and relatively consistently be found in different parts of the world; while being driven by relatively similar lake/oceanic-to-atmospheric processes.
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz/Meteorologist Ken Leppert