Re: TR 11/20 Big Show Synopsis
- From: Tom W <bleemer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 11:55:59 -0500
Helen Read wrote:
Is 'lake effect snow' the same as a nor'easter?
I know that's not true. I guess a nor'easter could *result in* lake effect snow.
No, no, no. They are entirely different. Lake effect snow is caused by moisture building up as air moves (usually from west to east) across the Great Lakes, dumping snow when the airmass hits the shores.
As likely anywhere east or south of Lake Erie. Buffalo usually gets the brunt of lake effect snow. Yesterday Rod got 8-9 inches of snow (judging from the picture) in Meadville while I got less than 1 inch of snow in Pittsburgh from the same air mass.