Parts of New York State got their first snow of the season this week and it got us thinking about the snowiest day in New York History.

If you ask anyone outside of New York State, heck even most people in the state, about where it snows the most, they most likely say Buffalo, New York.

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Buffalo gets all the national attention for the lake effect snow the city gets and of course, the Blizzard of 77 was a major talking point for decades.

So if you think Buffalo is the apex for the snowiest day in New York history we wouldn't blame you one bit. The thing is that you would be wrong.

The snowiest day in New York State history came 11 years before the massive blizzard of 77 hit Western New York.

Back in 1966, a huge winter storm swept across central New York, and during that blizzard, the small town of Camden got hit with the most snow ever received in New York in one day.

According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, February 1st, 1966 turned out to be the snowiest day in New York State history. On that date, 50 inches of snow fell in Camden.

Looking at the rest of the top 5 snowiest days in New York State history.

47.5 inches - East Aurora, New York November 20th, 2014

47.5 inches - Highmarket, New York January 6th, 1988

45 inches - Watertown International Airport, December 10th, 1995

42.5 inches - Apalachin, New York - December 17th, 2020

The weather looks much nicer for much of the state this weekend, let's keep our fingers crossed that we don't get anywhere these record amounts this winter.

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