DISCUSSION: As the sun rose across the eastern United States, there was quite a gorgeous view in store from space of the current snow cover across the eastern Great Lakes region. It is very clear that there has been a formidable amount of snowfall across this region over the last couple of weeks based on the variably white appearance of the snow cover on the ground. Note in the video attached above, you can clearly denote where the lake effect snow bands from recent lake effect events set up the most based on the location and the prevailing wind direction in place the majority of the time over the past couple of weeks. It is always neat to see how lake effect snowfall is distributed over the course of a long period of time both during a given lake effect snowfall event and during the course of a season. It goes without saying that during these recent lake effect snowfall events there were incredibly hazardous travel conditions both on the road, on the rails, and at the regional airports.
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