- Storm Summary
Sun.- Mon. January 10-11, 1999
was another hybrid Lake enhanced-Lake effect event, similar to Fornax.
It began as a cold front approached the western counties during Sunday
afternoon. A general area of 1 to 3 inch snow over Michigan,Ohio and southern
Ontario intensified during the late afternoon as it encountered the Lake
Erie flow on a 220 vector. Heavy snows of 5 to 7 inches hit western Niagara
County and the Niagara Peninsula before the activity consolidated into
a squall like band which settled south across the Buffalo area Sunday evening
with a burst of 2 to 3 inches. It then developed into a pure lake effect
episode over the southern tier...dropping up to 10" on Perrysburg before
moving back north and weakening during Monday. This band did pivot over
the Buffalo Airport...dropping over 5" in less than 2 hours before dissipating
over the northern suburbs by early evening...just in time for another synoptic
scenario played out off Lake Ontario...except that the earlier lake enhanced
batch was much more intense as a foot fell over the Watertown area. The
band moved south and dropped close to a foot over Oswego county around
midday Monday before moving north and weakening again late. Sorry,
no other imagery available for this event.
was the fifth significant lake effect episode in less than 3 weeks...
FLAKE IMPACT: 2