Lake effect snow frequently develops in western and central New York State during the late fall and winter months. Predicting lake effect snow still remains a challenge to forecasters. Meteorologists in western New York follow a series of parameters necessary for the development of lake effect snow. Such parameters include: temperature gradient between the lake surface and 850 mb, wind direction from the boundary layer through 700 mb, change in wind direction with height, and presence of a low-level inversion. This study will analyze both short-term and long-term numerical weather prediction models to see how accurate they were at predicting 3 major lake effect snow events throughout western and central New York.
|Presenter:||Lisa Wojdan (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||9 am (Session I)|