The town of Clay has the peak amount of snowfall in Onondaga County with almost four feet.
Snow keeps piling up in Onondaga County with no signs from forecasters it will stop until Thursday night. The official measurement of 30.9 inches of snow was taken at Hancock International Airport Wednesday morning, but the in the town of Clay snow banks reached almost 4 feet, reports The Post-Standard.
A Syracuse newcomer reflects on the snowfall that shows no signs of stopping.
New England weather is moody. Growing up in southwestern Connecticut, I saw times when it was warm in winter months and freezing cold in spring and summer.
Three years ago my family moved to Long Island, and in December 2009, there was a substantial blizzard where up to 26 inches of snow struck the ground, according to Newsday. It was unexpected, and it was a necessity to cozy up under blankets and have a nice cup of hot chocolate.
The Syracuse area is experiencing a record amount of snowfall.
Yesterday was the second day in a row that a record amount of snow has fallen at Syracuse Hancock International Airport, and the lake-effect snow may keep coming all the way until Thursday, according to The Post-Standard.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton issued an advisory at 4:11 a.m. extending the lake-effect snow warning until 6 a.m. Thursday in Onondaga, Madison and southern Oneida counties, the report said.
Nearly 50 automobile accidents were reported between 12:30 and 2 p.m. as heavy rain turned to snow according to The Post-Standard. The crashes were spread out throughout the county from the northern suburbs in Mattydale, to the southern suburbs in Lafayette and in the city of Syracuse on Salina Street. No serious injuries have been reported so far. The poor weather is expected to continue throughout the evening with rain/snow showers and heavy winds.
The city of Syracuse is getting close and closer to breaking a record it set just a year ago. For 260 days, Syracuse has gone without an inch of snow, according to The Post-Standard.
The record was previously set in 2009, when Syracuse went 287 consecutive days without snow. The first snow recorded to end last year's streak was on Dec. 8, when an inch of snow fell at Hancock Airport. This shattered the record that had been set 63 years ago.
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Syracuse University has announced in an e-mail sent to students today that all classes after 2 p.m. would be cancelled due to bad weather. This includes all University College classes and Drumlins Tennis co-curricular and physical education classes. This is the first time the University has cancelled classes since Feb. 14, 2007, according to syracuse.com.
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The Deep South wasn't able to escape from the severe weather the mid-Atlantic had experienced this past week. An uncommon winter storm crossed the southern part of the United States Friday morning, dumping sleet, ice and snow. With it came hundreds of flight cancellations. Delta Air Lines and Air Tran Airways cancelled a combined total of 832 flights in to and out of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta.
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