Unformatted text preview: anything. This made me think that if it actually does snow at Albany airport, it would only trace. The fetch off the lake would have to be at its greatest during the day Tuesday with the strong 850-mb winds lining up perfectly from the west to have Albany receive any form of snow. Unfortunately, all these components fell into place on Tuesday. The large-scale synoptic pattern featured a trough over the east with the polar jet bringing strong upper-level winds to the region. 850-mb winds came perfectly off the lake with speeds around 30 knots during the day. It started to trace at the beginning of the period, but at around 17Z it verified. The lower tropospheric subsidence during the day combined with the relatively strong upper-level winds created a lower high temperature than what MOS had anticipated....
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- Fall '08
- Snow, lake-effect snow, Great Salt Lake, Albany, snowbelt, Thundersnow