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Be Aware of Lake-Effect Snow

12/2/2019 (Permalink)

Lake effect snow gathers in the air above Buffalo Storm clouds caused by lake-effect over Buffalo

One of the most brutal parts of Buffalo winters is “lake-effect snow”. We hear about it all the time during the winter, but what exactly is it? Lake-effect snow forms when cold air blows across the warm water of Lake Erie. This causes the warm air to rise and form clouds. As these clouds pass over land and cool again, it causes heavier snowfall. One of the most recent notable lake-effect storms was the “October Surprise” here in Buffalo. The storm brought down trees and power lines, brought two feet of snow in a matter of hours, and left 380,000 Buffalo citizens without power! Be aware of the possibilities of lake-effect snow and stay safe. If you are affected, SERVPRO will help clean-up storm damage that may occur from lake-effect snow.

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