Syracuse is first major U.S. city to reach 100 inches of snow this season
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Syracuse is the first major city in the country to have over 100 inches of snowfall for the season.
As of mid-February, a total of 101 inches of snow have fallen in the Syracuse area. This number is nearly ten inches above normal snowfall by this date. By February 16th of 2016, only a total of 62.8 inches of snow had fallen.
Syracuse is the first "major" city (with a population of 100,000 people or more) in the U.S. to reach this milestone, according to GoldenSnowGlobe.com. Other smaller towns in Upstate NY have reached this milestone already. Redfield, on the southern part of the Tug Hill, got their first 100 inches of snow this season back in December. The current total there, based on reports from our local weather watcher Carol Yerdon, are just about 309 inches on Valentine's Day.
Rochester is the second snowiest major U.S. city as of February 16th, with a season total of 71.3" and Erie, PA takes third with 67.8". Anchorage, AK and Billings, MT round out the top 5.