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Summary of Lake Effect Snow Event over the Tug Hill February 3-12, 2007


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY  
758 PM EST MON FEB 12 2007    

...SNOWFALL REPORTS VERIFIED EAST OF LAKE ONTARIO...    
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES  
CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF THE AREAS EAST OF LAKE ONTARIO TO CONFIRM  
THE TREMENDOUS SNOWFALL FROM THE RECENT LAKE EFFECT STORM.    

THE HIGHEST STORM TOTAL FROM THE EVENT WAS REPORTED AT REDFIELD IN  
OSWEGO COUNTY WHERE 141 INCHES OCCURRED OVER A 10-DAY STRETCH FROM  
FEBRUARY 3RD THROUGH FEBRUARY 12TH.    

OFFICIALS ALSO CLEARED UP SOME CONFUSION ABOUT WHETHER THIS WAS A  
RECORD FOR A STORM. THEY NOTED THAT COMPARING A 3 DAY EVENT TO ONE  
THAT SPANS 10 DAYS IS LIKE COMPARING APPLES AND ORANGES. THEREFORE  
THIS MULTI-DAY LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT CANNOT BE REFERRED TO AS A  RECORD.    

HOWEVER, THIS DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THE FACT THAT THE STORM TOTALS  
WERE EXTREME. THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE REGION ARE FAMILIAR WITH LARGE  
SNOWFALLS. IN DECEMBER OF 2001, 127 INCHES OF SNOW WAS RECORDED IN  
JUST 6 DAYS IN THE TOWN OF MONTAGUE, ONLY A FEW MILES DOWN THE ROAD  
FROM REDFIELD. IN BARNES CORNERS, 54 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN A 24  
HOUR PERIOD ON JANUARY 9, 1976.    

THE 10-DAY LAKE EFFECT SNOW EVENT OFFICIALLY ENDED TODAY AS SNOW  
WINDED DOWN TO NOTHING MORE THAN A FEW FLURRIES.  THIS WILL GIVE THE  
TUG HILL REGION ONLY A VERY BRIEF BREAK AS A LARGE SCALE SNOW  
STORM APPROACHES THE REGION FROM THE MIDWEST.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE HAS POSTED HEAVY SNOW WARNINGS FOR THE REGION EAST OF LAKE  
ONTARIO FOR TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY FOR AS MUCH AS 12 TO 18  
INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL. MORE LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS POSSIBLE  
LATER IN THE WEEK FOR SOME OF THE SAME AREAS HIT HARDEST BY THE  
RECENT STORM.    

OTHER SNOWFALL REPORTS FROM TRAINED SNOWFALL OBSERVERS INCLUDED:    

PARISH         121 INCHES  
MEXICO         106 INCHES  
NORTH OSCEOLA  106 INCHES    

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