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Lake Effect Storm Season 2012-2013 
   


 

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2012-2013 storms


Storm Dates Flake Scale

Highlights of the Event

November 25-26, 2012 ** Marginal early season event.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - SE Buffalo 7",  Lake Ontario - Redfield 15"
January 20-24, 2013 *** Heavy snowfall rates at times in strong single bands. Unusually heavy snow along the south shore of Lake Ontario west of Rochester.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perrysburg 25",  Lake Ontario - Fulton 38"
January 31 - February 2, 2013 *** The Lake Erie snow band brought the season's first significant lake effect snows for northern portions of Metro Buffalo. The Lake Ontario band had an impressive inland extent, reaching all the way across northern New York into Vermont.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Delevan 28",  Lake Ontario - Parkers 21"
February 3-4, 2013 ** Single band of snow oriented southeast of Lake Ontario with an upstream connection to Lake Huron and Lake Superior.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Perrysburg 12.5",  Lake Ontario - Fulton 33"
February 19-21, 2013 *** Classic West-Northwest flow behind a cold front.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - Springville 20",  Lake Ontario - Bennetts Bridge 29"
March 19-22, 2013 *** Long duration late season event. Season's latest named lake effect event since 2007.
Max snowfall:  Lake Erie - West Valley and Franklinville 20",  Lake Ontario - North Osceola 36"

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