ATOC 1050 chapter 12 notes

ATOC 1050 chapter 12 notes - Chapter 12 Rauber Lake-effect...

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Chapter 12, Rauber – Lake-effect Snowstorms I. Lake-effect snowstorms – or regions downwind from the Great Lakes A. The Great Lakes are between the USA and Canada. 1. Cities affected by these snowstorms include: Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, NY; Erie, PA; Cleveland, Ohio; and London, Ontario. 2. Snows don’t extend very far from the lakes – usually snows extend from the shore out to about 30 to 50 miles from shore. Why? B. Extreme events can produce 1 to 5 feet of snow C. Problems created by these events include: 1. snow removal costs 2. accidents 1
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4. losses to recreation industry D. Other areas of the world that may get lake- effect snows include the Great Salt Lake in Utah, USA and the Aral Sea which is between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan (former USSR). II. Meteorology of lake-effect snows A. Moisture from the Great Lakes + cold air = lake-effect snows. B. The warmer the surface of the lake, the more moisture can be evaporated from the lakes. C. The synoptic scale pattern that best
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