- Whenever very cold air passes over
the relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes, a phenomenon known
as lake effect snow squalls can occur. These narrow bands of
intense snow are very localized, but can drop massive amounts
of snow. In addition, these cold winds cause frigid wind chills
and poor visibility due to blowing, drifting snow conditions.
Mark Robinson and I were out in these conditions for 2 days,
filming material for a winter weather episode of the series "Stormhunters"
for The Weather Network.