Monday, January 02, 2012

First Lake Effect Event for Northern Ohio

We ring in the new year with our first lake effect event here in Northern Ohio at least a month late. The classic snowbelt areas are below with a more westerly wind.

Late today, winds shift and come out of the NORTHWEST wind and push lake effect bands south into areas that don't typically receive lake effect snow.

Total snowfall accumulations through noon Tuesday are as follows. Remember that lake effect can flare up without warning depending on the winds and the elevation. Higher elevations in southern Cuyahoga and northern Medina counties can "squeeze" out more snow. Keep this in mind if you are driving along I-71 or I-77 in these spots.

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