DISCUSSION: As many people's mind are still freshly covered in their thoughts from the recent winter blast delivered by Lake Erie as well as Lake Ontario, their memories are about to be filled with yet another highlight reel-type event. As slightly-modified Arctic air continues it current south-to-southeastward track across south-central to southeastern Canada, the stage is being set for another major lake effect response off of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario once again. As shown in the bottom-right part of the graphic attached above, there are now indeed lake effect snow warnings and advisories were issued as of much earlier in the day on Tuesday. As detailed in the upper-left part of the graphic above, you will also note that there are maximum snowfall totals of 12 to 18 inches or more approximately to the east/northeast of Lake Erie. However, in turning the attention to Lake Ontario, there is a completely different story in the works with snowfall totals of 2 to 3 feet + in many parts of the Tug Hill Plateau region. This bears re-inforcing the point that at the height of this event, any conventional forms of travel both on the ground and in the air will be incredibly dangerous (and even life-threatening for possibly a period as long as several hours). Therefore, if you or someone you know who does not absolutely need to travel either across western or central New York, it is imperative to stress the seriousness of the forthcoming lake effect snowstorm so they can avoid getting stuck in the middle of this major upcoming lake effect event!
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©2016 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz