LAKE EFFECT STORM "FIG"
February 17 - 18, 2005
Lake Flake scale: * 1 Flake
Maximum Snowfall: Lk. Erie: 11" (Ellicottville); Lk. Ontario: 10" (Phoenix).
Duration: 12 Hours +/-
Prime Feature: West Northwest flow following frontal passage. Diurnal factor.
Lake Flake Scale: * 1 Flake
The second lake effect “event” in less than a week followed another weak clipper passage and was a marginal one in regards to amount and impact.
Arctic air deepened during Thursday afternoon as snow showers and few heavier squalls were scattered throughout the area. As night fell, the instability over the land waned but snowbands consolidated near the lakeshores…a common occurrence in late winter with the stronger sun angle.
The activity drifted
slowly south during the evening and overnight and weakened Friday morning as
This event was brief, and affected little population. It earns * 1 Star *
Off Lake Erie
|South Dayton||7 inches|
Off Lake Ontario
|Fair haven||8 inches|
|West Monroe||6 inches|