A close up of snow, but it looks more like the surface of a barren planet or the moon.
Wasn’t That Long Ago
Lake Effect Snow
Here is a small video I took the other morning showing off the Lake Effect snow that my area sometimes receives.
Lake-effect snow is produced in the winter when cold, Arctic winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, providing energy and picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on the lee shores. The same effect over bodies of salt water is called ocean effect snow, sea effect snow, or even bay effect snow. – via Wikipedia