The southern level is hit hard by a snowstorm that began on Wednesday.
Binghamton, New York, set a new record by Thursday morning with more than 3 feet of snow. According to the National Meteorological Service, at 6:40 a.m., Binghamton Airport reported 39.1 inches of snow and another spot in Binghamton reported 41.0 inches.
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Binghamton’s previous 2-day snowfall record was 35.3 inches in March 2017.
Endicott reported 40.5-inch snowfall Thursday morning, and nearby locations in Vestal and Johnson City also saw as much as 37.5-inch snowfall.
In pictures on social media, cars buried under snow and waist-white, residents are struggling to dig up their driveways.
The weather service on Wednesday upgraded and expanded New York State across New York State to issue winter weather alerts, winter storm alarms to much of the southern level and to the Adirondack due to the westward movement of the coastal storm. Some parts had speeds of more than 4 inches per hour per night, making driving almost impossible.
Snowfall is expected to decrease between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Thursday morning
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The westward shift of the coastal storm means more snow in Upstate NY