Did you know that mountains in Canada cause a peculiar snow effect here in Maine? We just found out about this today when the National Weather Service tweeted about it!

It's called mountain effect snow, and it comes from the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec.

From the National Weather Service on Twitter: "A cold northwesterly wind often produces a band of snow showers through northern Maine. This occurs from winds converging downwind of the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec. This plume often affects southeastern Aroostook County, as it did Thursday during our gusty northwesterly."

National Weather Service