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September 22, 2018

It Was Nice While It Lasted


There used to be a yard full of snow here. All that's left is a tiny patch.

There used to be a yard full of snow here. All that's left is a tiny patch.

Records fell across Upstate New York on Monday as an unusually late mid-winter melt came to an end.

From Binghamton to Watertown, the weather set records for temperatures in the 50s and for rainfall as high as 1.75 inches in Binghamton.

Some flooding was reported in the Binghamton area.  Strong storms and up to 2 inches of rain fell on eastern New York, causing more significant flooding and damage.

The National Weather Service’s automated weather station in Fulton showed our area breaking the 50 degree mark briefly, at 1:00 p.m.  Right after that, winter came back and temperatures fell 6 degrees by 2:00 p.m as a cold front swept in.

The weather station recorded three-quarters of an inch of rain.

Tuesday morning, light snow began to fall and winter was back in town.  But for a few days, snowbanks shrank and lawns reappeared and snow shovels gathered cobwebs.

UPDATE, 4:00 PM:

National Weather Service data from other observers in Oswego County is in.  For the rainstorm:

LACONA 1.74″ of rain
SCRIBA 1.38″
PALERMO 1.15″
MINETTO 0.63″

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