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Lake Effect snow in April is a reality on Friday, with cold temperatures and gusty winds

Posted at 6:21 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 07:03:00-04

CLEVELAND — Lake Effect snow in April is a reality on Friday as Northwest winds pick up, bringing light accumulation on the roads.

Watch the ODOT camera on I-71 at I-271 in the media player below:

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Temperatures are a good 10 to 20 degrees colder than it was 24 hours, as wind and snow add to the mix.

The roads are slick as highways are covered.

While the sight of snow is something we don't want to see, it won't last all day. The ground is so warm right now. Snow is melting almost as fast as it's falling.

The snow will accumulate on eleveated surfaces. This view on ODOT shows I-76 and I-77.

Lake effect snow isn’t uncommon in April. On average, Cleveland gets around 3.3 inches of snow in April while Akron receives around 2.7 inches.

A light dusting of snow came down in Mentor overnight, coating vehicles at a car dealership.

Snow in Mentor
Snow in Mentor
Snow in Mentor
Snow in Mentor

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