Lake-Effect SnowNovember 11th, 2013 at 12:29 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
We have a Lake-Effect Snow Watch for Berrien Co. Michigan and LaPorte, Starke and St. Joseph Counties in Indiana for up to 7″ of new snow. We have a Winter Weather Advisory for Antrim, Otsego, Kalkaska, Crawford, Wexford, Manistee, Lake, Clare and Osceola Counties for 2-4″ of new snow. There’s also a Lake-Effect Snow Advisory for Alger, Luce and N. Schoolcraft Counties in the U.P. for 10″ or more of new snow. The mid-lake buoy shows a water temperature of 48. That’s quite a contrast to the temperature a mile above the lake, which should bottom out around +10F and that should get the lake-effect snow machine cranked up. The overall air mass is fairly dry and they should keep snow amounts down a little. The gradient wind is more northerly, so much of our area won’t see very much lake-effect snow. Snow bands could easily also clip western Mason, western Oceana, western Allegan, Van Buren and Cass Counties. Again, we should all see our rain this AM change to wet snow before ending and we may see some snow showers push inland Tues. night into Weds. as the wind backs to the west. There could be slick spots on the roads this (Mon.) evening in places. As the wind backs to the west, we may see some snow showers and flurries move onshore, but it warms up aloft and that will dampen the lake-effect snow.