30 years ago, Rochester gets hit with record-breaking snow

May 07, 2019 06:18 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- We have been seeing some rainfall this week but it could be much worst. In fact, 30 years ago on May 7 1989, it was. 

Rochester had record-breaking snow. To be exact, we saw 10.7 inches. 

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It was not the latest snowfall of the season on record, which was May 19,1976, but it was the heaviest for being so late in the season.  

Back in 1989 here in Rochester, the just erected tent for the Lilac Festival collapsed due to the heavy snow and at Oak Hill, the greens were covered with snowfall.

The late season snow also caused damage for home owners. Downed trees caused power outages for over 13,000 residents. 


Robert Speta

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