New York snow
© Tami Galesky via WKTV
Lake effect snow fell across central New York on Tuesday, including here in the Town of Grant, NY.
According to the National Weather Service office in Binghamton, New York, a record daily maximum snowfall was set in Syracuse, New York on Tuesday. Measurements indicate that a record snowfall of 10.5 inches fell at Syracuse Hancock Field yesterday. This crushes the old record for April 2nd of 1.4 inches, set in 1991.

In addition, the 10.5 inches also breaks the one-day calendar day record for the entire month of April in Syracuse. The previous record was 7.1 inches on April 4, 1975.

A persistent lake effect snow band set up over the Syracuse area on Tuesday leading to the record snowfall. Much less snow was reported in downtown Syracuse.

With the new snowfall, Syracuse now takes over the top spot for the snowiest city in the United States this season (population 100,000+) in the Golden Snow Globe competition with 114.7 inches. Syracuse was able to pass Worcester, MA (108.9 inches) and Erie, PA (104.7) with the season now winding down. The next closest city at #4 on the list is Anchorage, AK with 76.7 inches.

New York snow
© John P. Kennedy via NewsChannel 9
Lake effect snow fell across central New York on Tuesday, including here in Cazenovia, with a record 10.5 inches
The average snowfall in Syracuse during a typical winter is 123.8 inches. During the 2011-12 season, the city measured only 50.6 inches, its lowest seasonal total in recorded history. Snowfall records in Syracuse date back to 1951.

Time Lapse Video: Snow moving through Syracuse