People who are not from the area may never see Lake effect weather, it is quite interesting.
Lake Superior has its own weather system, and creates much of the weather we have. Lake effect snow is when the temperature is below 0 Fahrenheit the lake creates through evaporation its own clouds. The clouds come right off the top of the water and are usually not very high in the sky. A slight breeze will carry the clouds over land and then it comes down as a very light snow.