Lake effect

Posted on November 16, 2008


All day today the Weather Widget over in the right column has been posting an Advisory! of a winter storm coming our way, bearing–surprise surprise–lake effect snow. 

A lake effect snow warning remains in effect until 11 am EST Monday . . . .  Overnight snow accumulations within the warned area are expected to range from 4 to 8 inches. Localized snow accumulations under the most persistent bands will approach a foot by Monday midday.

As you might imagine, Babs Young is on the case. Today she writes: Here are these lovely November skies filled with rain, snow and lots of “lake effect”.


And that’s just Torch Lake.  Because we live on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, and because arctic blasts out of Canada assault us every winter, everyone here is familiar with “lake effect” snow. For those of you reading this from farflung places, here’s some reading material:

When you’ve finished all that, you can come back here later in the week to learn about Torch Lake Township’s own weathermen. Weatherpersons. Weatherists. I’ll figure it out.

Every week photographer Babs Young captures moments in northern Michigan, and every week she sends one to Torch Lake Views just for you. You can find more of her photos by following the Babs Young Photos link in the Categories list over in the right column, or by going to her Michigan Pictures Archives: 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.