Category Archives: Lake Effects

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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Mesoscale vortex development over Lake Ontario on January 23, 2013

An Arctic airmass over the Great Lakes provided for a significant lake-effect snow event off Lake Ontario leading up to January 23, 2013 (maximum snowfall reports 3 feet near the southeast shoreline).  Near the end of this lake-effect snow event, … Continue reading

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MODIS Images: Lake Erie Ice Break-up and Ice Floe

Figure 1: March 3rd through March 8th 2010 (NexSat Project/Naval Research Laboratory) J. Braun Whew!  Hints at spring may finally be around the corner.  Cold Arctic winter temperatures through most of the beginning of this new year have kept much … Continue reading

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GOES-R Proving Ground At the Great Lakes

Louie Grasso, Dan Lindsey, J. Braun GOES-R ABI will have several channels in the window region from which channel difference products can be produced. Three of the channels, 8.53, 11.02, and 12.03 µm are available from MODIS. From these three … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Phenomenon

Jeff Braun What is going on over the eastern Great Lakes Huron, Erie, and Ontario on December 13, 2005? See loop: ( ) and data below for additional help.   Clicking on each image below will bring it up the … Continue reading

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