Lake Effect Summary - December 1-2, 2008

Maximum Snowfall: Lake Erie 10" (Perrysburg); Lake Ontario 4" (Hooker) 

Duration: 24 hours +/- 

Prime Feature: Very marginal event.

The lake machine cranked up again as the new month began. A cold front moved across the area during the evening of the 1st, with a mix of rain and wet snow across the Niagara frontier, which evolved into a lake effect snowband as the winds shifted to westerly behind the front. Snowfall reached 3 to 8 inches over higher elevations from southern Erie county down across the Chautauqua ridge, mainly between 1 and 9 am on the 2nd. Lesser amounts fell off Lake Ontario across the Tug Hill. The event ended during the evening of the 2nd as warmer air aloft cut off the activity.

The event was marginal, brief, and affect few people. It therefore earns one * star.

Here are some representative reports. 

Off of Lake Erie...

Location Snowfall
Perrysburg 10 inches
Forestville 9 inches
S. Dayton 7 inches
Colden 6 inches

Off of Lake Ontario...

Location Snowfall
Hooker 4 inches
Highmarket 4 inches
Lowville 4 inches


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