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Lake effect snowdrifts

Image: Roger Caiazza

Liverpool, NY is in the lake-effect snow belt SE of Lake Ontario.  What that means is whenever the wind flows across the lake if we are lucky it is cloudy and if we are not lucky it snows.  Because the predominant wind in the winter is from the NW snow is common, clear skies are rare.  On February 9, 2011 we had a rare clear day with a reminder of the previous night’s weather when wind-blown snow nearly filled the path with drifts.

Athens Snow

It is taken from the southern suburbs of the city on 5/1/2002 during a severe snowstorm.The reason why this picture is unique is obvious: It is very rare to have about 40cm of snow in the southern suburbs of a city near the meditteranean sea.We have snow every winter but not so much and so intense.The last time this area had such an amount of snow was 50 years ago,while in the northern suburbs of the city snow exceeded even 3 or 4 meters that day!

Location: Athens, Greece

Photographer: Christos Ntountoulakis.