Oswego County, New York – ground zero for lake effect snow squalls: “For most in upstate New York, a foot of snow is an intimidation. For Carol Yerdon, it’s a milestone. By Sunday morning, more than 24 feet of snow already had fallen this winter in the corner of Oswego County where Yerdon lives. Then it began to snow again. A foot or more was in the forecast.
By noon Sunday, enough fresh snow was on the ground for Yerdon to hit her mark. “Yes we did it! We hit 300 inches,” Yerdon said. “Just 125 inches to go to break the record!…”
New York’s eye-popping snowfall record of 466.7 inches — that’s almost 39 feet — was set in the notoriously harsh winter of 1976-77.
This according to a report from MSN
Headline Image: “Blizzard of ’77” in Western New York. Photo taken by Jeff Wurstner. Tonawanda, New York on Parker Boulevard between Brompton Road and Elicott Creek Road.