Term: Lake effect snowstorm Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
Contributed by GCW Glossary


Definition: Snowstorm occurring on the shore of a lake or downwind from a lake, arising as a result of the modification of the air during its passage over the water.  WMOMeteoterm 

Snowstorm occurring near or downwind from the shore of a lake resulting from the warming (destabilization) and moistening of relatively cold air during passage over a warm body of water.  AMSglossary