Lake effect snow

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Term: Lake effect snow
Definition: Localized, convective snow bands that occur in the lee of lakes when relatively cold airflows over warm water. In the United States this phenomenon is most noted along the south and east shores of the Great Lakes during arctic cold-air outbreaks.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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