The world seems perfect at least for a moment when you sit by the fireplace, listening to Frank Sinatra’s “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” totally in for the Christmas spirit that brings you back to your childhood memories. But as they say, be careful what you wish for, ‘cause you can indeed get a (tiny bit) too much snowy goodness.

Just like it happened in Binghamton, New York, where a staggering 20.5 inches of snow fell in just six hours, burying the city under 41 inches of snow. So on Thursday morning, at around 6:40 am, the residents woke up to realize they would have to dig themselves out by snowblower, snowplow, or shovel.

The snowstorm is said to be a record-breaker, with the second biggest of 35.3 inches documented three years ago, in March 2017. New York City was also hit by heavy snowfall overnight, with 10 inches falling in Central Park by 8 am, according to the National Weather Service.

Meanwhile, other states like Vermont and Pennsylvania have logged more than 40 inches, with the very northern part of the state reaching 43 inches. So yep, it seems like you can get too much of a good thing, I mean, snow.

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Hans
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10 months ago

At least the lighting works!

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Hans
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10 months ago

"yikes"

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Lydia Shen
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10 months ago

help...im stuck

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To find out more about the record-breaking snowfall in Binghamton, Bored Panda reached out to one of its residents, Zach, who goes by the Twitter handle @zcoonick6. Zach shared a photo of the street in snow-buried Binghamton with the caption “Waking up to 40” of snow this morning.”

Zach told us that he woke up at 3:30 am last night, checked outside, and was completely surprised. “I was expecting to see my cars in the driveway but instead it was just massive piles of snow. It’s not something you expect to wake up to.”

“As of this morning, they have plowed our roads just once to make them passable. Pretty much all of yesterday, the roads weren’t touched so travel was impossible.”

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Hans
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10 months ago

Outside-fridge. Just dig in some shelves...

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BookWormTeen
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10 months ago

It looks like a big blanket, cliche, I know, but it does!

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Cip IESAN
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10 months ago

Shoveling for hours and finding the neighbour's car...

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When asked how the residents were prepared for so much snow, Zach explained that living where he lives in New York, anytime there is a snowstorm on the way, “you are prepared to a certain extent.”

“For this one, most of the weather stations were talking about 9-16 inches, maybe 20 in some spots, but nothing like we ended up getting. (Officially 42”). So we were a little caught off guard, but it is par for the course in the Northeast.”

Fortunately, Zach assured us that everyone is doing well right now. “The state of emergency was lifted today and I think by the end of today, everyone will be dug out.”

“I know that my family and I are happy that we will be getting a white Christmas this year,” Zach said and added: “unless 2020 strikes for the final time and melts all that snow in a week!”

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Hans
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10 months ago

"you serious, hooman?"

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Iggy
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10 months ago

They certainly got a doozy of a snowfall for their first one!

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BookWormTeen
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10 months ago

The first pic is usually the max amount that we get in WA, VERY occasionally it gets to a couple inches more than that though.

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Iggy
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10 months ago

It's definitely unusual to be able to make snow angels standing up! Please tell me he did!

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BookWormTeen
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10 months ago

wow

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It snowed a bit at my moms house last night (Endicott)

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Missy Barton
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10 months ago

Are you sure?

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Iggy
Community Member
10 months ago

About three months should do it!

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
10 months ago

Clean the roof of your car! If you stop at a traffic light the snow could hit anything and anyone in front of you.

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Debby Hartinger
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10 months ago

I know it's awful, but it looks beautiful! Peaceful.

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BookWormTeen
Community Member
10 months ago

It doesnt look real at all! wow

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Iggy
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10 months ago

If you can get your legs free!

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Tzippora Gold
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10 months ago (edited)

f-f-f-FOURTY SIX??? I GOT LIKE 4-8 INCHES!

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Binghamton, NY. Currently at 30 inches as of 3am.

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Tami
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Snow falling at night, so peaceful.

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Amanda Jacobs
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10 months ago

Toblerone!

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
10 months ago

that looks gorgeous

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BookWormTeen
Community Member
10 months ago

Oof

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Iggy
Community Member
10 months ago

Awwwwwwwwww! How exciting for him!

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Monika Soffronow
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10 months ago

Modern art. White - black, light - shadow, hard - soft, permanent - transient, straight lines - soft and rounded shapes. I could see this phot on my wall.

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Katherine Boag
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10 months ago

Snowo

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Jill
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10 months ago

"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
10 months ago

id hug the snow

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Shaun Coleman
Community Member
10 months ago

All I can say is, thank God that storm went southeast of the Great Lakes and totally missed southern Ontario!

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あんぱんまん
Community Member
10 months ago

i want to taste that... i am sorry but i have never seen snow so i will taste snow, touch snow, smell snow and bath in snow when i see snow!

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Bowtechie
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10 months ago

I don't think it's escaping any time soon

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