Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Unreal: Blizzard crushes Northeast with up to 42 inches of snow

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The blizzard of 2017 may have embarrassed New York weather forecasters by turning a much-hyped blizzard into a dreaded wintry mix, but elsewhere, it lived up to its full potential — and then some. 

The storm dumped at least 20 inches of snow in 8 states, with a maximum snowfall of 42 inches recorded in West Winfield, New York, which is about 80 miles west of Albany. 

Ilion, New York, picked up an even 3 feet (36 inches) of snow from this storm, and Binghamton wound up with 31.3 inches total. Albany had its largest March snowstorm on record, with 17 inches falling on Tuesday, while New York City managed to eke out 7.6 inches in Central Park, despite the changeover to heavy sleet at the height of the storm.  Read more...

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