With 74.1 Inches, Copenhagen Is Snowiest Place In New YorkPosted: Updated:
It's no secret Copenhagen gets a lot of snow. According to the National Weather Service, the community has had more snow than anywhere else in the state so far this season. That doesn't surprise the people who live there.
"That's the way it is in Copenhagen. It snows all the time in the winter," said Keith Scoville, Copenhagen resident.
"I'm gonna say one night we got about 2 feet and maybe all together 5 or 6 feet, I mean, we've had a lot of snow," said John Swinier, Copenhagen resident.
He's right. As of Wednesday morning, the village has gotten just over 6 feet of snow - 74.1 inches to be exact. And this is only the start.
"She's gonna just keep coming and giving us what she got," said Swinier.
The Oswego County town of Redfield has seen the second highest snowfall totals so far this season. The town has gotten just over 6 feet of snow, coming in at 73.4 inches.
"It's nothing new. It's like that every year usually," said Wendy Ranieri, manger at Liberty Fuels in Redfield.
Weather observers, or people who live in the communities and report the numbers to the National Weather Service, aren't in every community, so there could be areas that received more snow, like the town of Boylston, right down the road from Redfield.
That's where Jessica Nason and her family were busy shoveling off 4 feet of snow from their roof.
"i think we got more. it always seems like we get more than them. We can watch the banks they get smaller as we go," she said.
The third and fourth highest snowfall totals in the state are also in the north country. Pulaski in Oswego County has seen 45.2 inches and Osceola in Lewis County has seen 41.8. And it's not even officially winter yet.