It had been a while, but the right conditions came together this week for a pretty impressive lake effect snow event in Western New York. 

Buffalo natives know that the lake can give us a good wallop at just about any point in the cold season, as long as there’s no ice cover blocking the flow of moisture. Lake effect snow events are known as “mesoscale” snow storms as opposed to the “synoptic scale” nor-easter type storms because they cover a relatively small area.

But mesoscale snow isn’t just a Great Lakes thing. Far from it. In this week’s Heather’s Weather Whys, Heather highlights some of the wackier snow events from this century around the world.

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