Heavy Lake Effect Snow 3-7 Dec 2010
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Heavy Lake Effect Snow 3-7 Dec 2010
Very cold air crossed the Great Lakes for many days in early December 2010. The cold air settled in behind a storm that produced flooding rains on the 1st and 2nd. The flooding ended on the 3rd of the month, but the lake effect snow was just getting started at that time.

Here is a map of the snow depth on the morning of the 7th. The snow continued on the 7th and into the 8th, so higher totals are likely still to occur.

A long band of lake effect snow sat over Clinton and Union Counties on the day of the 6th, and produced a very fluffy 3-5 inches there (see image below). The Snow to Water ratio (S:W) in Mifflinburg was estimated to be 35 to 1.

The 29 inches on the ground in Kane, PA, represents roughly one-third of the average seasonal total of snow there -- and all but 3 inches of that number was due to snowfall between the 3rd and 7th.

KANE 1 NNE (364432)
Monthly Totals/Averages
Snowfall (inches)
Years: 1971-2001

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Season
Average 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 8.3 21.7 23.3 17.4 14.2 3.0 0.2 0.0 88.6

Snow Depth at 7AM from CoOperative Reports 7 Dec 2010
Snow Depth at 7AM from CoOperative Reports 7 Dec 2010

Strong Lake Effect Snow Band extending into Clinton and Union Counties at 4 PM EST 7 Dec 2010
Strong Lake Effect Snow Band extending into Clinton and Union Counties at 4 PM EST 7 Dec 2010


 
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