lake effect

lake effect
noun
: a meteorological phenomenon in which warm moist air rising from a body of water mixes with cold dry air overhead resulting in precipitation especially downwind — often hyphenated when used attrib.

frequent lake-effect snows in New York State — D.M.Ludlum

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lake effect,
the effect of a large inland lake on weather systems passing over it: »

But there's a positive side to Superior too. Thanks to the lake effect, temperatures even in the mid-winter average between 15 and 30 degrees (Lands' End Catalog).


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