name our lake snow events so it is easier to refer back to them for archiving.
This is very unofficial and only past storms are named as a matter policy.
We post the archived events on this WEB SITE so it is easier for you
to refer back to them throughout the snow season.
The 1998-99 theme was "heavenly bodies" including stars and constellations (it excluded earthly heavenly bodies though!). The "Lake Flake Scale" subjectively ranks the events from 1-flake (*) for minor (wimpy) events to 5-flakes (*****) for epic mega-storms, based not only on snowfall amounts but the impact on population centers as well.
For each event we try to provide a snowfall map, storm summary and if available, radar, satellite and other neat images. Let us know what you think, we are open for any suggestions to improve the page. To review each storm, just click on the name and you'll get to some great data!
|Storm Name||Flake Scale||
Highlights of the Event
|*||1st Event - Lake Ontario 10" max at North Osceola|
|**||Lake Erie 10" - East Rochester 3-6"|
12/22/98 - 12/25/98
|***||Merry Christmas - 1st BIG Storm, 35" at Montague|
12/31/98 - 1/1/99
|***||Happy New Year - Classic Event for Buffalo suburbs|
1/3/99 - 1/6/99
|****||Buffalo gets pummeled again - City closes|
1/6/99 - 1/7/99
|**||Lake-enhanced off Erie Lake-effect off Ontario|
1/10/99 - 1/11/99
|**||Another "hybrid" lake effect Event|
|*||Rare northeast wind event - 6" south of Lake Ontario|
1/15/99 - 1/16/99
|*||Fast moving short wave - 11" max east Lake Ontario|