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:
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.
Um...So this is some of the heaviest snow I've driven in this winter. This is 77 south at the 21 split into Copley. There are a bunch of accidents in the area. 21 north at Ridgewood truck in the ditch. pic.twitter.com/gzh6ptXShO— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) April 10, 2020
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.
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