By zimmbob on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 10:29 am: Edit Post
So what conditions make for a heavy LES event vs. a lighter LES event? Is it just the very cold air and a NW to SE flow? The colder the air the more the LES?
By admin on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 02:54 pm: Edit Post
There are a number of factors. In a nutshell what you want is for the LES clouds to grow to the highest level they can. That allows the clouds to produce heavier precip.
By zimmbob on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 03:05 pm: Edit Post
Thanks John. BTW, love the site. So much in one place for the sled world. We head up to the UP from MN at least 3 or 4 times a year, and because of your great snow, and fabulous trail system, me and the buddies have actually gotten the wives and kids to enjoy it as well.
By chords on Friday, January 11, 2008 - 04:50 pm: Edit Post
zimmbob - Heres a good explanation of LES. I still wonder why LES forms into heavy localized bands instead of a more uniform snowfall upon reaching land.
By nickdub on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 01:56 am: Edit Post
I noticed the arrowhead of MN had heavy LES today. I imagine that's pretty rare.
By admin on Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 02:47 pm: Edit Post
Yes it is. Not unheard of, but they have a decent LES event happen only once or twice a year on average.