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Flagstaff, Ariz., leads in snowfall amount

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Flagstaff, Ariz., leads all U.S. cities with the most snowfall so far for 2010, in a season of sometimes epic snowfall in parts of the nation, authorities say.

To date there has been 118 inches, nearly 10 feet, of snow, surpassing the average amount of 109 for an entire winter, Flagstaff's Arizona Daily Sun reported Wednesday.

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The normal snowfall through Feb. 22 is 72 inches.

In cities with populations over 100,000, Syracuse, N.Y., tops the list with 86 inches of snow. But even that total is almost 3 feet less than they've had in Flagstaff, with a population of 60,000, the Sun said.

National Weather Service meteorologist Justin Johndrow said Flagstaff has already broken one record this winter, having 78 consecutive days with at least 6 inches of snow on the ground.

Johndrow is predicting a strong storm this weekend.

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