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Lake Effect Snow Information for Beachwood, Ohio

1/20/2018 (Permalink)

If you're from places like Cleveland, Shaker Heights, and Bratenahl, you know we get all kinds of lake effect snow throughout our winters. The snowfall can be so beautiful but remember, snow isn't just snow, it's also water. Water can cause all kinds of damage if not handled properly. Let's get educated! Here is an article from the National Weather Service to help us out:

“Lake effect snow is common across the Great Lakes region during the late fall and winter. Lake Effect snow occurs when cold air, often originating from Canada, moves across the open waters of the Great Lakes. As the cold air passes over the unfrozen and relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes, warmth and moisture are transferred into the lowest portion of the atmosphere. The air rises, clouds form and grow into narrow band that produces 2 to 3 inches of snow per hour or more.

Wind direction is a key component in determining which areas will receive lake effect snow. Heavy snow may be falling in one location, while the sun may be shining just a mile or two away in either direction. The physical geography of the land and water is also important. National Weather Service meteorologists consider these factors as well as others when forecasting lake effect snow..”

If you or someone you know experiences water damage from lake effect snow, call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast at 216.464.4498 for all cleanup and restorative needs!

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