…and the granddaddy of all snowfalls: the 77.0” in 24 hours reported in Montague Township on the Tug Hill Plateau of New York on Jan. 11-12, 1997. In 1997 the city of Montague received 77 inches (6.4 feet) in just 24 hours. Description: The Towpath Lodge, open year-round is located on the picturesque Tug Hill plateau. It doesn't appear any snowfall records were set, but any way you look at it, that's a lot of snow, even for Tug Hill Plateau standards. The highest snowfall totals of a foot or more are expected over peaks and ridges. Note: Lake-effect snow develops when a very cold air mass (usually during the Polar / Arctic outbreaks) moves across the warmer lake (or sea, e.g. First published on February 27, 2020 / 7:04 PM. The average opening is Thanksgiving, with the average closing being the 1st of April. At times, snowfall rates from this event will top 5 inches an hour. Models are actually hinting the wind direction will be very favorable for collecting moisture across the large area (meaning the convective bands will likely form already over the lake Superior, then moving across the northern lake Michigan and across lake Huron towards the warmer lakes Erie and Ontario) which will allow much higher moisture content and even more intense snowfall rates and higher snow accumulations. Deep trough/surface low across the northeast US and ridge across the western CONUS. The Tug Hill Plateau is a located about 60 miles southeast of the geographic center of the 1000 Islands Region, due east of Lake Ontario and just west of the Adirondack Park. Total snow accumulations of 10 to 20 inches across the higher terrain of the Tug Hill Plateau with 4 to 7 inch amounts for the lower elevations. The prevailing winds from west-northwest are clearly visible, blowing across the lakes and resulting in convective cloud bands and squalls with very intense and excessive snowfall. In Syracuse, about 30 miles from the where the heaviest snow will fall, the city is forecast to only pick up a few inches. A "fire hose" of fierce snowfall is aimed right at a few towns in upstate New York — complete with 60 mph wind gust and whiteout blizzard conditions. Much of the Tug Hill Plateau averages over 500 cm (200 in) of snow per year, with a record 1173cm (462 in) observed in Hooker during the 1976-77 cool season. Jeff Berardelli is CBS News' meteorologist and climate specialist. 1997). Power outages are possible due to the wet and heavy nature of snowfall along with gusty winds during the afternoon and evening. More than four feet of snowfall took place in Camden, New York on February 1, 1966. Along with the intense snowfall, huge snowdrifts are expected with the strong winds during the event. The summits of a few peaks in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine may get more snow, but the Tug Hill Plateau probably provides the largest contiguous area averaging 200 inches of snow or more in the northeastern … This supports a powerful intrusion of Arctic air mass from Canada into the Great Lakes region. By Sunday, low pressure departing from northern New England towards … From the groomed C5 you can explore everything the New York State Tug Hill area has to offer. We can expect extremely difficult driving conditions across all the roads to the immediate east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Where: Coverage area of Gotsnowcams.com begins in areas outside the Tug Hill Plateau and has the potential to extend state-wide! Here are the charts of the total snow amounts expected by the local National Weather Service in Buffalo, NY. Lake Effect snow can be very selective and narrow banded, so accurately predicting snowfall on the Hill is difficult. / CBS News. When: December 20th, 2014 Gotsnowcams.com goes live with 4 web cam … Trail Info - Conditions & News . The steady, relatively straight winds allow the lake-effect snow machine to consolidate into a narrow plume, only 15 miles across but 700 miles long, picking up moisture from Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Ontario. The effect is heightened right now by very mild and mostly ice-free Great Lakes waters, thanks to a very warm winter so far. Loaded with three lakes' worth of moisture, that "fire hose" will then blast an area just east of Lake Ontario called the Tug Hill Plateau. Temperature Forecast NOAA; Temperature Real-Time ; Montague is currently offline. In the wake of the departing storm, cold winds are howling across the Great Lakes from the west-northwest with gusts from 40-70 mph. The bull's-eye for the heaviest totals will be in and around the Tug Hill Plateau of northern New York where total snowfall amounts will exceed 3 feet, and locally higher up to 4 feet. This results in convective squalls and bands of heavy snow. We have 6 lifts and 22 trails with acres of ski able back country. Next forecast at approx. Snow is mostly mother nature made. 24-h snowfall of 195.6cm (77in), but is not recognized as an official record since 6 measurements were taken during the period instead of 4 (Leffler et al. Here are some other preliminary totals, in inches, for Tug Hill and other areas. Where: … Conditions will then significantly worsen overnight and persist through Friday into Saturday morning. Because of this confluence of factors, the Tug Hill Plateau is known for … Redfield, N.Y. -- The Upstate New York town of Redfield has just surpassed 300 inches of snow for the season -- enough to make it the snowiest populated place in the U.S. this season. *Update* on the ongoing tropical activity along northern Australia – #Ferdinand is weakening while #Esther continues with extreme rainfall and flooding potential, A winter storm is set to stage across the United States: High wind event across the north into Thursday, followed by a cold blast forecast for the Southeast on Saturday, Mid-January forecast set to stage an extreme cold for parts of Europe this week, with more winter weather and snow forecast next week, The Polar Vortex now collapsing, is set to release the Arctic Hounds for the United States and Europe, as we head for the second half of Winter 2020/2021, SWE Photography Contest week #50 of 2020 (Dec 07th – Dec 13th) Winners, North Pacific now in double trouble as another storm from the Aleutians joins the extratropical storm over the Gulf of Alaska, windstorm heads for the coast tonight, Winter storm watch for Texas as snow is forecast to spread towards the lower Mississippi valley tonight through Monday, then heads for the Southeast United States, North Pacific churns another explosive extratropical storm, now heads for Alaska with violent winds this weekend. A potentially historic heavy snowfall event is anticipated to take place Christmas night through Tuesday across the Tug Hill Plateau. Turin/Tug Hill Region The Tug Hill plateau is one of nature’s greatest regions of New York State. The map below, based on NOAA snowfall data from 2014-15, demonstrates this well. The Tug Hill Region (Also known as the Tug Hill Plateau) features 150,000 acres of northern hardwood forest and is famous for its excessive amount of yearly snowfall. By Marko Korosec | Global weather | 26 February 2020. A 24/7 web cam was put together allowing anyone view the weather in real time, making it possible to see what's really happening. It is a part of the higher elevation inland area that looks down upon the St. Lawrence Valley, through which runs the St. Lawrence … Resulting in an extremely dangerous lake-effect snowfall for the eastern shores of the lakes Erie and Ontario. The Tug Hill Plateau is among the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Dfb climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F (0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (10.0 °C), all months with an average mean temperature < 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. Most snowfall in 24 hours The official snowiest day in New York state history was 50 inches , according to NOAA. Spots may pick up 30 inches overnight alone. Syracuse, N.Y. -- A blizzard is hitting the Tug Hill region today, with heavy lake effect snow blown around by winds approaching 50 mph. * WHEN...Through 7 PM … The snowstorm of January 10-14, 1997, in the Tug Hill Plateau area (Montague) of New York (just east of Lake Ontario) did all of the above. This 40-degree temperature contrast, combined with strong and steady winds, is enhancing the evaporation of moisture from the Great Lakes, spiking the snow-making process in the clouds above. Northernchateau.com webcams are all on the Tug Hill Plateau. Lake effect occurs when cold air passing over a warm … Let’s get into details on the 6-hour sequence from Thursday afternoon until Friday evening. Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. 35+ inches (3 feet = 90+ cm) is quite likely across the Tug Hill Plateau. Highmarket leads the Tug Hill snow race this season, according to weather service data. Because of this confluence of factors, the Tug Hill Plateau is known for massive snowfalls. There is a concerning threat developing over the Great Lakes region as a part of the deep low-pressure system crossing the … The latest National Weather Service forecast shows quite a bit of snow in upstate New York through this weekend. An interesting but quite concerning map of 24-hour precipitation total over the region – the long-lived narrow convective band is very well visible, introducing dangerous conditions with huge snow amounts possible to the east of Lake Ontario (2 inches of rain across the Tug Hill Plateau), but also lake Huron.