Lake Effect Storm Season 2004-2005    

 


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2004-2005 storms

Storm Dates Flake Scale

Highlights of the Event

December 13-14, 2004 *** Belated first event of the season.  Interaction with an arctic front.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Erie - Stockton 24".  Lk. Ontario - Marion 12".
December 24, 2004 *** High Impact on Buffalo Metro Christmas Eve.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Erie - West Seneca 13".  Lk. Ontario - Pulaski 23".
January 5, 2005 ** Brief. Localized in Lake Ontario snowbelt.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Erie - <2".  Lk. Ontario - Lacona 19". 
January 16-18, 2005 **** N-NW flow. Interaction with trough,  synoptic enhancement.  Arctic air. 
Max snowfall:  Lk. Erie - Perrysburg 19".  Lk. Ontario - Gasport 24".
February 12, 2005 * Brief. West flow ahead of arctic frontal trough.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Ontario - Parish 14". 
February 17-18, 2005 * West Northwest flow following frontal passage. Diurnal factor.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Erie - Ellicottville 11".  Lk. Ontario - Phoenix 10".
February 28-March 2, 2005 ** Hybrid three-part event. Synoptic/deformation/upslope-lake effect.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Erie - Perrysburg 24".  Lk. Ontario - Lockport 18".
March 4, 2005 * Westerly flow, brief but intense event.
Max snowfall:  Lk. Ontario - Scriba 10".
March 9-10, 2005 * Great parameters, diurnal late season, migrating bands

 



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