DISCUSSION: As lake effect snowfall pounded areas both in and to the east of Lake Ontario during the latter part of last week, there was truly incredible footage captured of this particular lake effect event by many people across the region. As shown in the footage above (as captured by people on the State University of New York at Oswego campus before being shared by the Weather Channel's AMHQ morning show), there were true blizzard conditions experienced during the most intense parts of this lake effect snowfall event. That being said, it goes without saying that travel was incredibly hazardous and even life-threatening at several points during this period of time from last week. While watching the time-lapse footage above, you can also see the clear lake response emanating from points further from the shoreline and heading inland. Note how the lake effect response tends to come in waves which was a result of the lake effect band propagating to the north and south of the city of Oswego during the course of this multi-day event which lasted from December 14th to 15th. It is also worth noting that this multi-day lake effect snowfall event was then followed up by a larger-scale winter blast across nearly all of New York State and many other parts of the Northeast back on December 17th (or this past Saturday).
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