This case study is the first in the Mesoscale Aspects of Winter Weather Forecasting module series. The case is presented as a series of challenging forecast questions followed by a more traditional case study presentation. Included in the exercise is a rich set of data products and a series of background materials on lake/ocean effect snow and winter microphysics processes.
• Recognize the necessary synoptic precursors for an ocean effect snow
event off the east coast of New England and Atlantic Canada.
• Identify the mesoscale factors that lead to the establishment of ocean effect snow bands.
• Recognize ocean effect snow bands from satellite and radar
• Recognize the potential for enhancement and eventual dissipation of ocean
effect snow bands with the changing synoptic conditions.
Freezing and Melting, Precipitation Types, and Numerical Weather Prediction
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