Lake Effect Summary - February 15 - 16, 2008
Maximum Snowfall: Lake Ontario 10" (Wolcott)
Duration: 12 hours +/-
Feature: Brief marginal event
on west northwest flow.
A west to northwest flow of arctic air was just enough to result in lake snows from Wayne to Oswego counties late on Friday
15th to early Saturday 16th. The snows were scattered during Friday afternoon but consolidated into a
single band which persistent much of the night from Wolcott to Syracuse. The activity broke apart and drifted north by late
Saturday morning as ridging lowered the cap and winds backed. No response was noted off Lake Erie which was a good 80 to 85
percent ice covered.
This event was very marginal and bet our criteria. It occurred overnight on a weekend, with very low impact.
It therefore earns one * star.
Off of Lake Ontario...
||4 - 6 inches