Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Syracuse Shatters Snowless Streak

Dec. 3 Update: The total December snowfall through 5 pm today is a trace. The forecast calls for a 40% or lower chance of snow showers through Tuesday (the 8th).

PM Update: Today's precipitation through 5 pm is 0.01" with a trace of snow. The next chance of snow showers is Thursday night into Friday, with increasing chances on Saturday.

Original post:
Here's a record that will be hard to break: Monday was the 279th consecutive day without an inch or more of snow in Syracuse, NY. The last time 1" fell was February 24. The old record was 276 days from February 28th through November 30, 1946. The third place record is 273 days from March 23 through December 21, 1998.

Average snowfall in Syracuse is 11.1" in November; the lowest amount was a trace in 1966 and 1998. This year's total of 0.6" is the fifth lowest since 1950. Records in Syracuse go back to 1902.

The latest forecast calls for snow showers with accumulations around an inch on Tuesday.

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