Why are people leaving upstate New York? Governor Cuomo is blaming the weather.

The Governor took questions after a speech near Lake George Tuesday, September 25th. When asked about the declining population in upstate New York, Cuomo said the weather was a factor, according to WGRZ.

Cuomo's opposition had a different opinion.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro, says it's the state's high taxes that makes people leave. He also added he thinks the weather is fine.

Winters can be rough in New York. But after living through Hurricane Florence, I'll take a New York lake effect blizzard any day!