Lake Effect Summary - November 2-4, 2006


Maximum Snowfall: Lake Erie 6" (Mayville, Jamestown, Ellicottville); Lake Ontario 20" (North Osceola) 

Duration: 30 hours +/- 

Prime Feature: Marginal post frontal event. Very localized, elevation oriented.

The 2006-07 season's third event was a relatively brief but fairly potent one as a deep layer of cold air set off Lake activity following a trof on the 2nd. An inch or two was associated with the trof, from about Buffalo southward, then lake effect set up, with several inches over upslope areas of the southern tier early on 3rd, then mainly off Ontario later 3rd into early 4th. Winds and temperatures became unfavorable by later on 4th.

The event was marginal but affected a sizeable area. It therefore earns two ** stars.

Here are some representative reports. 

Off of Lake Erie...

Location Snowfall
Mayville 6 inches
Jamestown 6 inches
Ellicottville 6 inches

Off of Lake Ontario...

Location Snowfall
North Osceola 20 inches
Mexico 11 inches
Highmarket 10 inches
Boonville 9 inches

 


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