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3 feet of snow for Memorial Day? Yes, in NY.

3 feet of snow fall over Memorial Day weekend on Whiteface Mountain in New York. Authorities forced to close mountain highway after 3 feet of snow.

By Associated Press / May 27, 2013

Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway was blanketed with 3 feet of snow Sunday, forcing authorities to close part of the highway.

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WILMINGTON, N.Y.

A Memorial Day weekend storm has dropped three feet of snow on a New York ski mountain near the Vermont border.

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Whiteface Mountain spokesman Jon Lundin says 36 inches of white powder has blanketed the nearly 5,000-foot tall mountain in the Adirondacks. That has forced the Olympic Regional Development Authority to close Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway on the backside of the mountain.

Mr. Lundin says the snow began lightly falling Saturday and steadily dropped Sunday, finishing in the evening. He didn't know if the 3-foot snowfall was a record for Whiteface.

Burlington, Vt., National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Muccilli says the mountain experienced steady snow and gusty winds throughout the weekend.

He says Mt. Mansfield, in Stowe, Vt., had 13.2 inches of snow Sunday, the latest in the season it's ever had a foot.

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