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It's Lookin' Like Winter

Shot this tonight looking across my driveway (that I cleared earlier). Officially (NOAA report at our airport) we received 13 inches (33cm) of snow since this started on Dec 1st with most of it, 8.3 inches (21cm), yesterday.
Being on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and just under 5 miles from the lake means I live in the path of "lake effect" snow. When fairly strong cold air blows across the warmer lake, it produces snow. Cold air doesn't hold much moisture so when it passes over the warmer lake (Lake Ontario usually does not freeze over because it is very deep ~800 ft) it gets warmed and that air rises but as it rises it also cools again and any moisture that was in the air condenses and forms ice crystals and clouds that eventually turn to snow and hence we get dumped on.

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Brian McAllister14-Dec-2010 01:36
Excellent night shot... V
Steve Mockford12-Dec-2010 02:00
Nice night shot. You have certainly had more snow than us. We finally had snow this week and now they are forecasting rain for tomorrow.
Guest 11-Dec-2010 14:47
You have more than us... it's not fair! :) Nice capture. Vµ
Guest 10-Dec-2010 20:41
A beautifully balanced capture of light and shadow, and I can almost feel the cold air. Thanks for the explanation of 'lake effect'. It's just as well you like winter!
January Grey09-Dec-2010 02:41
Too much...too soon! Lovely night shot! V~
Glenn Dean (Vatorman)08-Dec-2010 04:41
Lovely light and shadow play in the snow … ;-) a lot more snow than here, in Alaska.
Cindi Smith07-Dec-2010 23:09
Wow, that's a lot of snow....great night shot, Patti! Love the light. Winter wonderland I say!
Mairéad07-Dec-2010 21:40
Looks pretty. That's about twice as much snow as we have and I thought it was bad here!
Walter Otto Koenig07-Dec-2010 21:29
Cool night shot. I like the textures of the snow. I know all about lake effect snow, having lived in Cleveland.
Coleen Perilloux Landry07-Dec-2010 21:21
O.k, now I understand where you are!! And, looks like you got hammered this time.
J. Scott Coile07-Dec-2010 18:58
Strong lake effect. Saw it flurry in NYC Monday from the LE snows. That is a haul.
Peter Stahl07-Dec-2010 05:23
Way to much snow. Nice one Patti! :-)
Jim Coffman07-Dec-2010 03:51
Omg!! This is not funny. Nice capture.
Ed Preston07-Dec-2010 01:26
Ho Ho Ho Looks like you got more snow! OMG! I'm a poet! Guess Winter is truly here.
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