The conditions for an incredible
lake effect snow event came together on Nov 20-21 and the snow
squalls that formed ended up bringing massive snow amount to
areas south of Lake Huron. Even the locals I spoke to had never
seen so much snow come down all at once. The hardest hit area
of Arkona received a whopping 76cm of the white stuff in 24 hours.
Ontario Provincial Police had to respond to emergencies using
ATV's and snowmobiles since many of the area highways were totally
shut down and the huge snow amounts trapped hundreds of motorists
This was the worst one day
snow total that I've ever encountered in many years of snow squall
chasing in the Great Lakes region.
Near zero visibility on the
highway while driving through one of the snow squalls.
Strong winds whip up a lot of
One of the main roads in Arkona.
Natural snow sculptures, Arkona.
Snow laden trees, bending under
The only clue that there is
a van under there is the rear view mirror.
Another buried van.
Arkona took the brunt of the
storm with 76cm of snow in 24 hours.
This lump of snow looks like
a pickup truck.
The most dramatic example was
this car dealership, north of Alkona.
Every car in the lot was totally
Row after row of buried cars.
The car lot looked more like
More blowing snow.
Surprisingly, there was nobody
Icicles form on a lakeside branch
- Lake Huron at Grand Bend.