Presentation on theme: "The Night The Trees Cried An Account of the Devastating October 12-13, 2006 Lake Effect Snow Storm in Buffalo, NY."— Presentation transcript:
The Night The Trees Cried An Account of the Devastating October 12-13, 2006 Lake Effect Snow Storm in Buffalo, NY
Lake Effect Storm Locust October 12-13, 2006 Band Affected a 20 mile wide by 40 mile long swath. As much as 24 inches of snow fell in 12 hours. Lightning and thunder was reported for 14 consecutive hours. Snow to water ratios were as low as 6:1. Trees were still fully leafed out. Nearly 90% of all tress were damaged to some degree. Damage estimate put at $175 million.
Graupel Nearly ½” Diameter (Beginning of Storm)
Graupel Piles Up Quickly (Close-up on Deck Railing)
MODIS Satellite Image On the Next Morning Snow Cover
MODIS Satellite Image On the Next Morning 20 miles
Sunrise Brings With It the Reality of Destruction
The Morning After – NWS Buffalo
Notice What’s Left of Trees in Background
It Won’t Be Easy Getting Home
It’s Not Because of the Deep Snow… The Roads are Blocked by Fallen Tree Limbs
Snow Brought Down Trees Which Brought Down Power Lines
Even Pine Trees Didn’t Have a Chance
No Mail Today ??
New York State Thruway Backed Up For Miles Fall Leaves Just Beginning to Show Their Beautiful Fall Colors
Ooops!! Northwest DC9 Weighed Down With Snow
Damage and Cleanup If tree debris were piled 1 foot high across a 2-lane highway, it would have stretched the entire length of the 470 mile New York State Thruway.
Just one day later, 24 inches of snow is gone, with a high temperature of 52 degrees, normal for this time of the year.