This tableau sits invitingly, not on a main street or anywhere obvious, but on a narrow, flat slab overlooking a bank parking lot in Hamburg, NY. This illustrates the amount of snow we got in this neck of the woods, just a few miles from the areas that were socked & hammered with snow (4 to 5 feet in places) from narrow lake effect bands off Lake Erie two days ago. Just enough for me. It also illustrates the immutable laws of al fresco dining – just about anywhere will do. A few days later, all five Great Lakes were firing… eastern shores of the lakes were getting more or less snow, with streamers from Lake Huron/Georgian Bay affecting areas as far south as west-central Pennsylvania. All because of deep troughs of arctic air passing over the relatively warmer waters of the lakes.
4 December 2010