WILMINGTON (AP) - A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont boarder.
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.
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.
The steady rain most Adirondackers experienced this weekend fell as snow at higher elevations like Whiteface Mountain, where the plowed Veterans Highway to the top of the peak shows 2 feet of snow Sunday. By later Sunday, however, the sun was out and temperatures had warmed up.
(Photo — Aaron Kellett, Whiteface Mountain Ski Center)
Burlington, Vt., National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Muccilli says the mountain experienced steady snow and gusty winds throughout the weekend.
He says Mount Mansfield, in Stowe, Vt., had 13.2 inches of snow Sunday, the latest in the season it's ever had a foot.
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