View of Europa's Life cycle
images taken at two points in the life cycle of the snowband off Lake Erie.
The left image taken at 1058 GMT January 4th shows the snowband pummeling
the suburbs to the north of Buffalo, while the image at the right, taken
at 1329 GMT January 4th shows how the band drifted about 10 miles south
in a little over 2 hours. During this 2-hour period the band affected
two different segments of the population. While a 1/2 million people
in the northtowns were getting blasted, the southtowns had nearly clear
skies, but just 2 hours later the conditions totally reversed themselves.
Predicting weather at this scale is difficult to say the least, and it
has a tremendous impact on the population.
View of a Single-banded Storm
you can clearly see lake effect cloudbands off both Lakes Erie and Ontario.
The image was at 1432 GMT, January 4th, 1999.