By sp123 on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 11:32 am: Edit Post
how much does the ice on lake superior will it take not affect the lake effect snow. if temps stay this cold how they are teen's and lows in the single digits wont they freeze up a lot of lake superior. rather quickly. or can lake effect snow form with thin layers of ice. i no the ice usually build up from the shore outwards so say if there is ice 3-4 miles out will lake effect snow still be the same. i no lakes like lac la belle have thin layer of ice all the way across already and it only begging of december.
By sp123 on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 11:41 am: Edit Post
sorry typing that last question my computer was freezing up and typed it fast but hope you can make out what i was trying to ask
By admin on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 - 01:27 pm: Edit Post
Once ice covers the water the water cannot provide the heat and moisture that causes lake effect snow to occur. It does not matter the thickness of the ice. 1/4" is enough to shut down LES.