Satellite - A Look at Ice and Snow
can show you so many neat things! Here, you can see ice cover at
the west end of Lake Erie as well as Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron (A).
You also can pick out a snowband that eminates off the "Thumb" of Michigan
(B). We see this feature often and it is associated with the frictional
convergence that this type of shoreline configuration imparts on the low
level flow. Finally, we can also see the bands just south of Buffalo
on Lake Erie and the Ontario band that curves ionland and works its way
down the Mohawk Valley in Central New York.
Buffalo radar image taken at 1405GMT Thursday January 7th. As the
distance from the radar increases we often overshoot the low tops of these
snow clouds. Although the Buffalo radar lost the echoes over central
New York, we were able to detect them off the radar at Binghamton and further
downstream at Albany.