Whiteface ski area at Lake Placid, New York got 36” of new snow over the Memorial Day Weekend. It started on Saturday, added up to 30” by Sunday, then tapered off on Monday. Today the sun is out and the snow is melting away.
“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 Veteran’s Memorial Highway on the backside of the mountain.” – Associated Press
It’s currently unknown if the 36” at Whiteface is any kind of record, but nearby Mount Mansfield, in Stowe,VT, got 13.2 inches of snow Sunday, the latest in the season it’s ever had a foot or more of snow.
Whiteface Mountain is located on the New York/Vermont border and has a summit of about 5,000 feet. It’s the 5th highest peak in New York State and is part of the Adirondacks mountain range.
“The late-May snowfall set records for several locations. Residents of Binghamton, N.Y., reported sleet and soft hail on Friday, May 24, the latest date that the town has experienced snow or sleet since 1951, the Daily Mail reports. In Syracuse, N.Y., a period of light snowfall on Friday marked the latest date that the city had received snow since May 17, 1973.” – Associated Press
The Whiteface storm even made the NBC Nightly News