3 feet of snow for Memorial Day? Yes, in NY.
3 feet of snow fall over Memorial Day weekend on Whiteface Mountain in New York. Authorities forced to close mountain highway after 3 feet of snow.
Courtesy of ORDA/Whiteface/AP
A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of¬†snow¬†on a¬†New¬†York¬†ski mountain near the Vermont border.
Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin says 36 inches of white powder has blanketed the nearly 5,000-foot tall mountain in the Adirondacks. That has forced the Olympic Regional Development Authority to close Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway on the backside of the mountain.
Mr. Lundin says the¬†snow¬†began lightly falling Saturday and steadily dropped Sunday, finishing in the evening. He didn't know if the 3-foot snowfall was a record for Whiteface.
Burlington, Vt., National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Muccilli says the mountain experienced steady¬†snow and gusty winds throughout the weekend.
He says Mt. Mansfield, in Stowe, Vt., had 13.2 inches of¬†snow¬†Sunday, the latest in the season it's ever had a foot.