Lake Effect Snow — a well-known Saugatuck Michigan terminology

Our current forecast once again has Lake effect snow in the forecast.  I never knew of this terminology until moving to the Saugatuck Michigan area when I first purchased the bed and breakfast eight years ago.  But since then, the Michigan winter weather forecast has used this terminology countless times.  I am sure this won’t be the last time we hear of it this year either.  Basically, it means that we will have a beautiful softly falling snow coming down almost continuously while the lake effect snow pattern is in effect.  It really does create what we know well as a beautiful Michigan winter scenery.