Lake effect snow happens when cold air passes over warmer lake water, causing it to pick up more moisture than is normal, creating more snow than is normal. It makes for snowy weather with lots of variety – flurries, showers, big flakes, white-outs – and lots of very white scenery.
Lake-effect snow and icycles hanging from the back roof.
Mouse or chipmunk tracks on the deck. Hope it didn’t find the cats!
The yard has gone from blazing with fall colors to funky brown, dead leaves to nicely frosted with snow. It looks like a Christmas card out there.
One of the trees outside my bedroom window. It definitely looks better covered in snow.