First Alert Weather In-Depth: Is the Snow Ever Really Done in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – I would rather be talking about something a little more pleasant like sunshine and warmer temperatures. But we are going to look at snowfall.

Here is the amount of snowfall for eastern cities in the United States as it relates to their seasonal total. Caribou, Maine is the winner this season, or the loser, with snowfall around 102 inches. This list includes cities with over 100,000 people and Caribou is the only city on this list with above-average snowfall for the season. The remainder of these cities, including Buffalo, Rochester, and Binghamton have snowfall at or below average snowfall.

But how does this season compare to other seasons when it comes to finishing with the snow? The average date of the last measurable snowfall is April 15th. The earliest end to snowfall was 91 years ago and that was in the year 1931. That date was March 16th. The latest measurable snowfall ever recorded for us was May 19th and that was back in 1976.

We know it will be getting a little colder in the next 24 hours and we will probably see a little bit of an accumulation in the higher elevations on the grass on surfaces South of Rochester. The question is this the end of the snow for the season?