The National Weather Service said that the snow fell for 66 straight hours in the city of Syracuse, N.Y., starting early Thursday morning and ending around noon Saturday.
Lake effect snow off of Lake Ontario coupled with frigid temperatures led to 19.3 inches to fall on the central New York city over the three days, said weather service meteorologist Mike Murphy, who is based in Binghamton, N.Y.
Murphy said, “It was a pretty good lake effect event.It came to 5 to 7 inches were falling per day, moderately for the three days.”
The steady snow in Syracuse capped an unusually frigid weekend across New York, with record lows in parts of the state.
In Dutchess County, N.Y., the Sunday morning temperature of minus 14 degrees broke the record for the day — set in 1970.
Late last week, temperatures with the wind chill nosedived to minus 24 in Binghamton and minus 18 in Rochester, N.Y.