14 Areas Around the Great Lakes With Significant Lake Effect Snow – How Does it Happen

The Lake Effect

Lake effect snow from the Great Lakes occurs when conditions of evaporation and cold upper air currents slide over the region. Water retains on to heat more than air. This causes some open water in the Great Lakes to evaporate into the air and warm it. Rising up into the atmosphere this warm, wet air cools as it travels.

DNR Reports 6 Michigan Snowmobilers Go Through Ice in Last 11 Days


Despite freezing temperatures throughout the state, Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers urge ice-goers to use extreme caution when on or near the ice and know what to do if you or someone you’re with breaks through the ice. Conservation officers urge ice safety after several incidents statewide Sgt. Jason Becker, who patrols southeast … Read more