Late November Lake Effect Snow

Lake effect snow bands pummeled parts of Pennsylvania and New York. A widespread one to two feet of snow fell across parts of Pennsylvania and New York.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith, Josh Reiter and Kim Erickson

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Streaks of Snow Stretch Across Northeast

Description:

Streaks of snow were left behind after the lake effect snow machine was in full effect across New York and Pennsylvania.

As of Nov. 28, over 23 inches of snow had accumulated on Lake Ontario. The lake effect snow storm caused white out conditions all around the Great Lakes.

Over a foot of snow was predicted in upstate New York, around Syracuse and south of Buffalo.

Lake effect snow is caused by cold wind mixing with warmer waters over lakes that have not frozen yet in the winter season.


Phenomena: Winter Weather Lake Effect Snowfall

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor Snow/Cloud Layers

Instrument: ABI

Lake Effect Snow Visible on the Ground

Description:

Lake-effect snow can be seen on the ground across parts of New York and Pennsylvania as clouds stream off of the Great Lakes.


Phenomena: Winter Weather Lake Effect Snowfall

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Snow/Cloud Layers

Instrument: ABI

Great Lakes Region Transforms into Winter Wonderland

Description:

As colder air moved through the Midwest, the Great Lakes region transformed into a picturesque winter wonderland.


Phenomena: Winter Weather Lake Effect Snowfall

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

High Resolution View of Lake Effect Snow Bands

Description:

This high resolution view from GOES-16 shows a lake effect snow bands streaming across the Northeast United States.


Phenomena: Winter Weather Lake Effect Snowfall

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Thundersnow as Lake Effect Snow Pummels the Northeast

Description:

Several lightning strikes were observed within lake effect snow bands off of Lake Erie.


Phenomena: Winter Weather Lake Effect Snowfall

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Lake-effect Snow as Seen by Polar Orbiting Satellites

Description:

The recent lake-effect snow across the Great Lakes region as seen by polar orbiting satellites.


Phenomena: Winter Weather Lake Effect

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day/Night Band

Instrument: VIIRS