|"LAKE SMOKE" YESTERDAY MORNING|
Wednesday, 7:30 AM. 7 degrees F at the ferry dock, 4 on the back porch.Wind WNW, mostly light with strong gusts. The sky is overcast, with fog over the lake. We got several inches of lake effect snow during the night, and we now have six or eight inches of snow on the ground. The humidity is 75%, the barometer 30.01" and rising. The forecast calls for a wintry mix, and continuing cold for the next week, then warming into the twenties.
The weather has been wild; extreme cold, snow, wind and of course "lake smoke," the fog caused by evaporation of the open water of the lake, which continually rises and condenses into lake effect snow, which falls almost constantly under current conditions. Once the surface water and the air temperature are pretty much the same the cycle will diminish.
Wind velocity, direction and temperature also play a big part, but we are likely to have "lake smoke," lake effect snow and life in a snow globe here by the shores of the Big Lake for some time to come.