Mt. Marcy Covered in Three Feet of Snow for Memorial Day

Mt. Marcy Adirondack Memorial Day Snow 2013

Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks covered in late May snow.

Although a coating of snow in late May is not unheard of in Lake Placid, it is unusual to see three feet of the white stuff this time of year in the Adirondack High Peaks. That is exactly what happened Saturday and Sunday in this northern New York mountain region. The Whiteface Memorial Highway closed as crews plowed and moved 34 inches of fresh snow.

True to the Adirondack weather saying, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes,” temperatures are predicted to reach the mid-80s later this week. Experienced Adirondack outdoor recreation enthusiasts go from skiing to cycling in a blink, and they advise, if you don’t like the sport, wait a few minutes.

2 Comments

  1. Tiffany

    What a spectacular photo!

  2. Joann

    Thanks!

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