Category Archives: Winter Weather

14 March 2017 Blizzard

The GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing. ¬†Users bear all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are utilized. The 13-14 March 2017 … Continue reading

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Post Atmospheric River Events in California, 011317

As we all know there were two atmospheric river events that occurred in California in the past week and a half. Both atmospheric river events dumped large amounts of precipitation and snow to the state of California. There was a … Continue reading

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Lake Effect Snow: Buffalo and Rochester, NY, 121416-121516

Lake Effect Snow, what is it? The general public may not be familiar with this term, because this meteorological phenomenon does not occur in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. However, lake effect snow is a common occurrence … Continue reading

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Mesovortex over Lake Ontario from 12 December 2013

A cold air mass was in place over the Great Lakes during 12 December 2013, providing for lake-effect snow across the Great Lakes.¬† The synthetic imagery from the 4-km NSSL WRF-ARW model initialized 0000 UTC 12 December shows the various … Continue reading

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