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Parts of the Northeast measuring snow in FEET Thursday

Snow totals in one part of New York have exceeded 40″ since Wednesday

Brenda Tucker - Elmira Heights, New York
Brenda Tucker - Elmira Heights, New York (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

While many of us are bummed about the lack of snow in our area Wednesday, folks in the Northeast would probably like to give us some of theirs. Moisture pulled up from the Gulf, a deformation zone (area of enhanced lift in the atmosphere) and seasonably cold air created the perfect recipe for incredible amounts of snow up north.

Snow rates as high as 4-5″ per hour were common Thursday morning close to the Pennsylvania-New York border. Places like Endicott and Oswego, New York have reportedly seen more than 40″ of snow. Nearly half of that came within a 6-7 hour time span Thursday.

At 8:15 a.m. Thursday, a trained storm spotter reported 43″ of snow in Litchfield, Pennsylvania.

How does this compare to a place like Roanoke? If we were to take the 43″ reported in Litchfield, Pennsylvania, that would be the one inch of snow more than what Roanoke has seen in the last four years!

Comparing snowfall between Roanoke and Litchfield, PA

Heavy snow is expected to continue throughout New England on Thursday.


Here are a couple of other pictures submitted to us of the snow in Horseheads, New York!

Laurie Goodridge - Horseheads, New York (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)
Laurie Goodridge - Horseheads, New York (Copyright 2020 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.)

About the Author:

Meteorologist Chris Michaels is an American Meteorological Society (AMS) Certified Broadcaster, forecasting weather conditions in southwest Virginia on WSLS 10 News from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays on Virginia Today.