Mid-November Lake Effect Snowstorm

Mid-November Lake Effect Snowstorm

In mid-November 2022, a high impact lake effect snowstorm set up across parts of the Midwest and Northeast United States. In the hardest hit areas near Buffalo, New York over six feet of snow fell. This area also saw the most frequent instances of thundersnow which peaked on the night of November 17th.

The highest total recorded was in Hamburg, NY which tallied 81.2 inches.

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Contributions by: Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Full Day View of Relentless Lake Effect Snow Band

Description:

A seven hour time lapse shows a relentless lake effect snow band on Lake Erie.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Morning View Persistent Lake Effect Snow Band on Lake Erie

Description:

A three hour time lapse of a potent lake effect snow band on Lake Erie.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Prolific Thundersnow Near Buffalo, NY

Description:

Seven hour time lapse of prolific thundersnow near Buffalo, New york.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Airmass (EUMETSAT) GLM Group Energy Density

Vortex Races Across Lake Michigan

Description:

A snow-packed mesovortex races across Lake Michigan.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Lake Effect Snow Firing on All Cylinders

Description:

Lake effect clouds and snow coming off of Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Lake Effect Produced Thundersnow on Lake Onatrio and Lake Erie

Description:

Multiple signatures of lightning display lake effect produced thundersnow.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density