Once again, the Great Lakes region finds itself in Mother Nature’s crosshairs, as severe winter weather has dropped nearly a foot of snow in some parts of New York.

For one unlucky soul, however, Mother Nature’s wrath is especially chilling.

WKBW reporter Matthew Bove took to Twitter this morning to share a remarkable photo of a car in Buffalo, New York completely encased in a thick layer of ice (above).

El Nino Fuels Wild Weather

The vehicle was apparently parked in the path of water blowing off of Lake Erie, which froze quickly as temperatures dipped below freezing during the overnight and early morning hours.

Unfortunately, the car’s owner will likely have to wait a few days before he can retrieve his ice-mobile, as another band of lake-effect snow is expected to pummel the region before the end of the week.

The lake-effect snow phenomenon, which occurs when a cold front sponges up moisture as it passes over a large, warm body of water, is known to produce dramatic amounts of snowfall.

What Warming Means For Lake Effect Snow

“Snowfall rates may exceed 5 inches an hour and be accompanied by lightning and thunder,” NOAA explains. ” A band of snow can hover over one location for several hours, dropping several feet of snow.”

This post originally appeared on DSCOVRD.