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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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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.
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As colder air moved through the Midwest, the Great Lakes region transformed into a picturesque winter wonderland.
The recent lake-effect snow across the Great Lakes region as seen by polar orbiting satellites.
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Lake-effect snow can be seen on the ground across parts of New York and Pennsylvania as clouds stream off of the Great Lakes.
This high resolution view from GOES-16 shows a lake effect snow bands streaming across the Northeast United States.
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Several lightning strikes were observed within lake effect snow bands off of Lake Erie.
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