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Lake Effect Storm Season 2008-2009 
   


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2008-2009 storms

Storm Dates Flake Scale

Highlights of the Event

November 9-10, 2008 ** Marginal event. P-type issues. First of season. Elevation oriented.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Mayville 11",  Lake Ontario - Hooker 14"
November 16-19, 2008 *** Impressive multi-phased event. Little population impact.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Ellicottville 30",  Lake Ontario - West Leyden 28"
November 20-23, 2008 ** Marginal multi-facted event.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Mayville 18",  Lake Ontario - West Monroe 14"
November 26-27, 2008 *** Evolved from synoptic event, lake enhanced.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perrysburg 15",  Lake Ontario - Carthage 18"
November 28-29, 2008 * Marginal frontal enhanced event.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - S. Dayton 6",  Lake Ontario - Redfield 12"
December 1-2, 2008 * Very marginal event.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perrysburg 10",  Lake Ontario - Hooker 4"
December 4-6, 2008 ** Decent post-frontal event. Hugged lakeshore.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Dunkirk 11",  Lake Ontario - Pulaski 17"
December 21-23, 2008 **** Near blizzard conditions. Very strong winds. High population.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - West Seneca 18",  Lake Ontario - Diana 18"
January 7-9, 2009 *** Excellent Lake Huron connection. Well inland extent.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Sinclairville 28",  Lake Ontario - Volney 11"
January 16-17, 2009 *** Intense plume off partially frozen Lake Erie. Large impact off Lake Ontario.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perrysburg 12",  Lake Ontario - Pulaski 29"
January 24-27, 2009 *** Good example of difference between nearly frozen Lake Erie and open Lake Ontario. Intense plume off Lake Ontario.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - West Seneca 3",  Lake Ontario - Barnes Corners 38"
January 30-31, 2009 ** Relatively brief transitional event. Lake Erie ice a factor.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - West Seneca 5",  Lake Ontario - SW Oswego 14"
February 29-21, 2009 *** Prolonged late season WNW event. Evolved from upslope situation.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Warsaw 13",  Lake Ontario - Redfield 35"


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