Category Archives: Lake Effects

High cloud obscuration during a lake-effect snow event

When analyzing satellite imagery during lake-effect snow events, one is interested in looking at the low-level clouds associated with the snowbands.  However, sometimes high clouds obscure the low-level clouds making analysis from a satellite imagery perspective more challenging.  An example … Continue reading

Posted in Convection, GOES R, Lake Effects | Comments Off on High cloud obscuration during a lake-effect snow event

Early season lake-effect showers on 25 October 2017

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. Cold advection over the … Continue reading

Posted in GOES R, Lake Effects | Comments Off on Early season lake-effect showers on 25 October 2017

Lake-effect showers off Salt Lake and Seasonal Lakes

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. By Darren Van Cleave … Continue reading

Posted in Convection, GOES R, Lake Effects | Comments Off on Lake-effect showers off Salt Lake and Seasonal Lakes

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

Posted in GOES-R Proving Ground, Lake Effects | Comments Off on Mesovortex over Lake Ontario from 12 December 2013