Midway through the winter, the Oswego County hamlet of Redfield, N.Y., remains the snowiest spot in all the Great Lakes.
They broke 300 inches — yeah, that’s 25 feet — Thursday night.
Redfield last winter won the first-ever Golden Snowdrift award, which the Democrat and Chronicle bestows on the Great Lakes community with the most snow.
Because each of the five Great Lakes can spin off prodigious quantities of lake-effect snow, the region is one of the snowiest in the world.
Last season, Redfield’s indefatigable weather observer, Carolyn Yerdon, measured 350.5 inches of the stuff. The runners-up, Osceola in Lewis County and Houghton in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, has 303.9 and 285 inches respectively.
Who will get the most snow on the Great Lakes this year?
This season, communities in Michigan that sit in the snow belt near Lake Superior jumped off to a quick Golden Snowdrift lead in November. Places in Wisconsin and the Canadian province of Ontario got early snow as well.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Steve Orr