Binghamton sets snowfall record

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WIVT-TV) - The city of Binghamton set a new record for snowfall over a 24-hour period when a strong winter storm rumbled across New York State over the last two days.

According to the Binghamton-based National Weather Service, 31.3 inches of snow fell during fell starting between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The accumulation prompted Gov. Andrew Cuomo to announce a full travel ban in Broome County.

The new total shatters the Southern Tier city’s previous record of 23 inches, set in February 1961.

Binghamton’s snowfall total now stands at 127.7 inches – just 3.6 inches short of the seasonal total record of 131.3 set during the winter of 1993-1994.

The average snowfall at the Binghamton airport is 83.4 inches.

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