When my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens and I heard on the morning news that tons of snow fell overnight, we rushed outside for a look.
We searched all over our back yard but couldn’t find more than a few inches of snow on the ground. Meanwhile, the thruway is closed and Buffalo is buried in several feet of it.
You may remember the other day when I said that sometimes storms skip over Rochester NY. Here’s a diagram of how lake effect snow works. Where the snow is dropped depends on which way the wind is blowing off the lakes. This time the wind was blowing straight across Lake Erie from the west. Therefore all the snow was dropped to the south of us.
Here’s another map that shows where most of the snow fell, with pink being the largest amount. As you can see, Rochester is in the blue area.
We doggies were a bit disappointed about this. But our humans breathed a sigh of relief. However, there are still high winds blowing over our area. A little shift in the direction can pull all the snow our way.
Joey dog says, put on your warm coats and boots, humans! Or better yet, stay home and sleep!