SeaWiFS: Central U.S. and Canada
Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
This SeaWiFS pass over the central United States and Canada suggests a source for all of that snow in Buffalo. Cold, dry Canadian air blowing toward the southeast picks up a lot of moisture from the relatively warm Great Lakes -- forming the clouds that lightened their loads over Buffalo.
Meanwhile, the southeastern United States remain sunny and snow free.