Sunday, December 3, 2023

Lake Effect Life

House with yard full of deep snowLake Effect Life

Ive lived primarily in two places during my life, Saranac Lake and Watertown, New York. On any given day, from October through May, one or the other is either the coldest or snowiest place in the lower 48. Sometimes both.

When I say the term Lake Effect,” North Country folks know exactly what Im talkin about. Especially those hardy souls who live & work along the Adirondack Parks western Tug Hill Plateau Blue Line boundary.

As we head into 2023s winter holiday snow season, I thought Id share a flashback to last years Christmas storm mayhem. For the full story, click the link & read on.






Photo provided by Dick Monroe.

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A veteran north country writer & story teller raised in Saranac Lake, Dick enjoys “Living in the Day I Am In”, and then writing about it. A severely speech impaired 3x cancer survivor, his pen is his voice. He shares many of his Adirondack Outlaw adventures & tales here. Read the rest on his blog @

2 Responses

  1. David M. Weeks says:

    Comment to “Lake Effect Life”. I live 30 miles southeast of Buffalo and in most cases, we measure snowfall by the foot and not by the inch. So, I can relate to Dick’s article. It is life in lake effect country. Fire up the snowblower and put another log in the wood burner! Happy winter all.

  2. Gordon Brown says:

    The Lake Effect is a challenge but not as dramatic as you portray. Living in Truckee, or most higher elevation mountain towns in the Rocky Mt. west makes the Lake Effect the equivalent of child’s play.

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