Syracuse Breaks December Monthly Snowfall Record
It's official, Syracuse just had the snowiest month of December on record. Rochester is next. Just put out by NOAA!
AS OF 1250 PM...70.8 INCHES OF SNOW HAS FALLEN FOR THE MONTH OF
DECEMBER AT THE SYRACUSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. THIS BREAKS THE OLD
DECEMBER MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORD OF 70.3 INCHES THAT WAS SET IN
SINCE THERE ARE TWO MORE WEEKS LEFT IN DECEMBER...THE ALL-TIME
MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORD FOR SYRACUSE WILL BE CHALLENGED.
THE TOP 5 MONTHLY SNOWFALL RECORDS FOR THE SYRACUSE AIRPORT ARE AS
1. 78.1 INCHES JANUARY 2004
2. 72.6 INCHES FEBRUARY 1958
3. 72.2 INCHES JANUARY 1978
4. 71.0 INCHES JANUARY 1966
5. 70.8 INCHES DECEMBER 1ST-17TH, 2010
On Wednesday, 11.9 inches fell at the Syracuse airport, over double the previous record for the day: 5.4 set way back in 1951.
Syracuse's snowiest December on record was in 2000 with 70.3 inches. So far this month, the city has 69.5, so it really is not a matter of if the record will be broken, it's a matter of by how much.
In terms of snowfall before the official start of Winter, Syracuse has already broken that record too. The old one was set in 1995 at 63.5. Currently, Syracuse stands at 70.3 with a few days remaining before Winter officially begins.
There is some good news for those of you in the area who are tired of shoveling or driving in the snow. Snowfall is expected to be minimal for the next few days.