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Lake Effect Storm Season 2011-2012 
   

 


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2011-2012 storms


Storm Dates Flake Scale

Highlights of the Event

November 17-18, 2011 ** Very Cellular, Great Dendritic Snow Crystal Growth, Lightning and Thunder.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perry 7.5",  Lake Ontario - West Fulton 12.5"
December 9-10, 2011 ** Weak event mixed with synoptic snow and some rain near Lake Erie, slow start but eventually well defined band east of Lake Ontario.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - N. Tonawanda 5.9",  Lake Ontario - Osceola 17"
December 27-28, 2011 * Marginal lake effect event.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Warsaw 6.5",  Lake Ontario - East Lacona 17"
January 2-3, 2012 ** Strong winds during the first half of the event produced significant blowing and drifting snow.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Sherman 17.1",  Lake Ontario - Montague and Osceola 12"
January 13-14, 2012 *** Robust lake effect following synoptic snow.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perrysburg 34",  Lake Ontario - Montague 18"
January 30, 2012 *** Localized intense, anticyclonic lake snow band.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - < 2",  Lake Ontario - Fulton 33"
February 11-13, 2012 ** Significant northwest flow lake effect for metro Rochester.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Warsaw 5",  Lake Ontario - Rochester 12"
February 24-25, 2012 ** Upstream Connections on Northwest flow.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Warsaw 17.5",  Lake Ontario - Pittsford 5.2"

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