Last time I remember the winter being this bad this early
was the winter of 76-77 and 77-78.
Two nasty winters in a row was more than I wanted to
handle and thus the migration to warmer climates went
into planning mode.
If you look at a map, you will see that Lake Erie has Toledo on the
and Buffalo on the east, a distance of approximately 240-250 miles
Cleveland being about 100 miles east of Toledo.
From Cleveland thru Erie to Buffalo the shoreline lies at about a
degree angle above horizontal.
This creates a natural funnel with Buffalo at the funnel spout.
When the westerly winds come in they have about 250 miles of open
water to cross before the lake freezes over in the winter.
The cold air picks up the warm lake water and carries it ashore where
the land rises sharply along the southern shore and the water vapor
converts to snow and drops out thus gaining the name of the snow belt.
The whole thing is no more than 20 miles wide along the south shore of
Lake Erie starting about 20 miles east of Cleveland and ending at
where the mother lode dumps on Buffalo.
Not uncommon to have to get up on the roof and shovel the snow off to
keep the roof from collapsing at least once or twice a season.
Calif. rainy this a.m. now blue sky and T-Shirt weather.
"Lew Hodgett" wrote in message
Cleveland to Buffalo gets hammered.
Lake effect snow came early this year.
Time to put another log on the fire.
Yes, my brother on the county border between Huntsville and Parry
Sound has a couple feet of snow on his property. Thankfully he has the
new house all closed in and modt of the outside work (decks etc)
finished. Hoping to get out of the trailer into the house before
On 2014-11-21 8:21 AM, email@example.com wrote:
I can confirm the snowfall in Muskoka has been really high this week -
2+ feet over the last few days... The real pain is pile at the end of
the driveway from the plows, but I guess I should be thankful the plow
shows up regularly!
On Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:47:02 -0800, "Lew Hodgett"
Hi Lew, I'm still here and still digging. Thanks for asking.
My neighborhood got over 58" (last I measured). I broke a 1/2"
hardened steel shaft on the wheel drive assembly of my 10 HP snow
blower. That was without hitting anything other than snow. Got
almost everything cleared up now thanks to the 60 degree temps a day
or so after.
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