Major Lake Effect Snowfall Event Underway! (credit: Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz and David Church)
DISCUSSION: As of earlier Wednesday afternoon, the second lake effect snowfall event of the 2016-2017 winter season got underway. As of this late hour of 1:00 am EST, both bands are continuing to produce intense snowfall emantating off of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. However, it is imperative to note that as the wind direction continues to gradually shift from more of a west-southwesterly flow to more of a due westerly flow (due to the passage of a small piece of energy higher up in the atmosphere), the more intense band will be that which is cranking out heavy lake effect snowfall just to the east of Lake Ontario. This is anticipated to continue right through the overnight hours and persist through much of the day on Thursday as flow chiefly remains out of the west. Thus, areas in and around the Tug Hill Plateau region as well as portions of central/southern Oswego County as I mention in my short lake effect snow briefing update (attached above). Be sure to listen to it for the latest expectations and forecast details on this latest lake effect snowfall event.
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