Lake Effect Storm Season 2005-2006    

 


To review each storm, just click on the dates below and you'll get to some great data!

2005-2006 storms

Storm Dates Flake Scale

Highlights of the Event

November 16-17, 2005 *** High impact on densely populated Buffalo South Towns. First snow of the season.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Elma 18",  Lake Ontario - Carthage 9".
November 24-25, 2005 *** Two part episode, initially over snowbelts, but northward swing severely impacted metro Buffalo and Watertown. 
Max snowfall: Lake. Erie - Ellicottville 24", Lake Ontario - West Leyden 24".
December 2-3, 2005 *** Hybrid event evolving from synoptic, frontal and then pure lake effect. Good upstream connection. Large gradient from lakeshore (low) to inland (high). 
Max snowfall: Lake. Erie - Jamestown 18", Lake Ontario - Point Rock 27".
December 4-5, 2005 ** Localized but fairly intense event off Lake Ontario. 
Max snowfall: Little off Erie, Lake Ontario - Redfield 16".
December 6-7, 2005 **** Intense classic westerly flow lake storm. 
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Perrysburg 29", Lake Ontario - Mexico 17".
December 12, 2005 * Evolved from a synoptic feature. 
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Perrysburg 4 ", Lake Ontario - Scriba 9 ".
December 19, 2005 *** Intense "classic" event off Lake Ontario. 
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Stockton 8 ", Lake Ontario - N. Osceola 28".
December 20, 2005 * Moderate brief post-frontal event. 
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Chaffee 10", Lake Ontario - N. Osceola 14".
January 18-19, 2006 * Brief post-frontal event.
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - East Aurora 4", Lake Ontario - Hooker 11".
February 5-8, 2006 *** Strong "pattern changing" event, which lingered as it tapered off.
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Warsaw 26", Lake Ontario - Hooker 33".
February 13-14, 2006 ** Strong winds, squally, long fetch, meandering bands, late season.
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Alden, Elma 9", Lake Ontario - Copenhagen 14".
February 17-21, 2006 ** Long lasting multipart event, primarily Lake Ontario, marginal Lake Erie, Late season.
Max snowfall: Lake Erie - Darien, Warsaw 9", Lake Ontario - Hooker 35".
March 18-20, 2006 * Marginal late season event, moisture advecting from north.
Max Snowfall: Lake Erie - Warsaw 4", Lake Ontario - Syracuse area 7".

 



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