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BOONVILLE LEADS CHANCES OF THANKSGIVING SNOW

Boonville stands the best chance in the Northeast for having snow on the ground on Thanksgiving, according to Cornell University's Northeast Regional Climate Center.

The town sits on the edge of the Tug Hill Plateau, the Northeast's most notorious snow belt. The area along the eastern shore of Lake Ontario receives more than 300 inches of snow a year.

The chance of 1 inch or more of snow on the ground on Thanksgiving is 71 percent in Boonville, said Keith Eggleston, senior climatologist with the center.

Syracuse, the country's snowiest city with more than 100,000 people, has less than a 22 percent chance for snow on the ground that day, Eggleston said. Its annual snowfall exceeds 115 inches.

The chances for Thanksgiving snow in other cities were 22 percent in Binghamton and Ithaca, 21 percent in Buffalo and 14 percent in Rochester.

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