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Yes, New York Got Snow in June!

June 1, 2009; 1:47 PM ET

I refused, on principle, to wear my jacket to work this morning even though it was 33 degrees at my house. It's June 1st, after all. This was the coldest June weather I have experienced since moving here to State College, Pennsylvania, home of AccuWeather HQ [Google Map] in 1998. Here's a look at temperatures in the Northeast this morning:


Below is a list of official observing stations that were at 32 or below last night:

Bradford, PA (BFD): 29

Glens Falls, NY (GFL): 32

Saranac Lake, NY (SKL): 32

Bennington, VT (DDH): 32

Springfield, VT (VSF): 32

Some of the other meteorologists here at AccuWeather are looking back in their records to see how long it has been since it has been this cold here in Centre County. If you believe Penn State, they only dipped to 41 this morning but achieved 40 in both June 1993 and 1994.

And who got the June snow? Well the radar showed it in New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine yesterday evening but the only official station to report snow yesterday was Saranac Lake, NY, who actually reported Heavy Snow with 1/4 mile visibility at 7 PM, one hour shy of being officially considered June 1st (meteorologically, the day begins at 00Z or 8 PM).


Mount Washington, NH at 6,263 feet (a typically cold location, home of the World's Worst Weather, see promo at right) reported a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain overnight, along with temperatures as cold as 18 degrees and wind gusting to 82 mph overnight (see obs). But... the Mount Washington Airport, only at a mere 1,000 feet elevation reported light snow around 2 am, so we did officially get snow in June (see also radar shot from 2 am showing snow in Maine).

As my blog Saturday noted, seeing snow in June in New England is not unheard of, but I couldn't find evidence of it happening since 2000.

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