IT'S OFFICIAL - Record December snowfall in Syracuse

UPDATE #10: To include snowfall through Saturday :

The last 2 weeks of steady lake effect snow has allowed the Syracuse area to shatter a new snowfall record for any December in history since 1902. Through Saturday, Hanock Airport has received 70.9" of snow, putting us at the top of the list below:

Top 5 snowiest Decembers

1. 70.9" - 2010 1. 70.3" - 20003. 64.6" - 19894. 57.3" - 20085. 53.0" - 2005

Now that Syracuse has set a new record for the most snow for December, there is plenty of time left in the month to potentially challenge another, even more impressive one. Can December 2010 be the snowiest month ever for any month of the year? Let's see where Syracuse stands on that list:

All-Time snowiest months ever

1. 78.1" - January 2004

2. 72.6" - February 1958

3. 72.2" - January 1978

4. 71.0" - January 1966

5. 70.9" - December 2010

Even if Syracuse received zero snow for the next 2 weeks, December 2010 would go down in the books with the 5th highest total for snowfall for any month since 1902. With so much time left in the month, this record is in jeopardy. Stay tuned for updates on this next record!

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