Adventures with November Snowfall: Time Series, Synoptic Classification, and Modeling of Snow Days in the Lake Michigan Region
Multifaceted investigations are evaluating the November days with reported snowfall since 1950. The center of the work is a synoptic climatology of each snow day, using a detailed classification system to delineate between snowfall from synoptic systems and lake-effect events. Complimentary projects include the analysis of composites with NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis data in order to glean statistical properties and WRF numerical simulations for additional case assessment and the development of a modeled climatology. These results will be summarized, along with implications regarding the relative changes of lake-effect and system snowfall coincident with the reduction in November snowfall.