Lake Effect Summary - February 15-16, 2007

Maximum Snowfall: Lake Erie 4" (Warsaw); Lake Ontario 16" (Palermo) 

Duration: 18 hours +/- 

Prime Feature: Post synoptic relatively brief event.

This relatively modest event came on the heels of the season's most widespread synoptic event on the 13th and 14th of February which dropped a solid 12 to 18 inches across most of the region, especially the Finger Lakes and Genesee Valley. A northwest flow followed this storm and set up some narrow but intense bands from far northeast Wayne county into Oswego county. The activity weakened and sheared out by mid morning of 16th as wind fields became unfavorable.

The event was brief and localized, but did drop some heavy snow, aggravating the situation from the synoptic event. It therefore earns two ** stars.

Here are some representative reports. 

Off of Lake Erie...

Location Snowfall
Warsaw 4 inches

Off of Lake Ontario...

Location Snowfall
Palermo 16 inches
Fair Haven 15 inches
Hannibal 14 inches
West Monroe 6 inches
Mexico 2 inches


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