N.Y. 3 Feet of Snow: Reversed Global Warming Causes Unusual Amount of Snowfall on Memorial Day Weekend In New York [PHOTOS]
By Staff Writer | May 27, 2013 09:27 AM EDT
3 feet of snow had just fallen in New York over Memorial Day weekend, and the unusual amount of snowfall sparked speculations that say the extreme weather was caused by reversed global warming.
While spring weather is the norm for the month of May in New York, the northern part of the state experienced a full 3 feet of snow over Memorial Day weekend.
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Whiteface Mountain, a New York ski resort near Lake Placid, reported the three feet of snowfall. The mountain is nearly 5,000 feet above sea level and is located in upstate New York.
The staffers at the resort were astonished by the heavy snowfall, as Memorial Day weekend would have usually marked the first few days of summer.
According to Mike Muccilli, meteorologist of the Burlington, Vermont, National Weather Service, steady snow and gusty winds hit Whiteface Mountain throughout the Memorial Day weekend.
Long Island was also blanketed by 2.5 feet of snow on Friday and Saturday, and New York City had about 11 inches of snow.
Other parts of Vermont, including Jay Peak, Mount Mansfield, and Walden, also received varying inches of snowfall.
Due to the large amount of snowfall, schools had been cancelled on Friday throughout the state.
Individuals who heard the news were amazed by the extremely unusual 3 feet of snow in New York. @spoutinghorn said, "That's some serious Global Warming action going on there..."
Although during May of last year, the temperature had been going up due to global warming, this year's Memorial Day weekend experienced what some have called "reversed global warming," as the temperature is dropping much more than usual.
Residents of New York were surprised to have to pull out their winter coats rather than enjoy Memorial Day barbeque on a warm, sunny day.
See below for photos of the astonishing 3-foot snowfall.
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