LAKE EFFECT STORM "EINSTEIN"
December 6, 2002
Lake Flake scale: * 1 Star
Maximum Snowfall: Lk. Erie: 5" (Perrysburg); Lk. Ontario: 12" (Sandy Creek).
Duration: 12 Hours +/-
Prime Feature: Brief fairly typical lake event...mainly just Lake Ontario
Lake Flake Scale: * 1 Flake
Western and central New York missed the major coastal storm which disrupted life along the northeast corridor and paralyzed the Carolinas with ice...but as the flow turned westerly early on Friday the 6th...lake effect plumes developed over eastern Lake Ontario and pushed inland across Oswego county early in the morning. The activity became much better organized in late morning and became intense for a few hours in the early afternoon while it remained nearly stationary along the Jefferson-Oswego county line. Flow was weak so the bands did not extend too far inland over Lewis County. Warmer air aloft limited activity off Lake Erie and eventually shut the Lake Ontario activity down early Friday evening.
Again...this was relatively brief event with very little impact. It earns just a single (*) star rating.
Here are some representative amounts ....
|S. Dayton||4 inches|
Off Lake Ontario
|N. Osceola||7 inches|