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Mother Nature Past Favors Binghamton in Golden Snowball Contest
Right now, only 3 tenths of an inch separate Binghamton and Syracuse so I wanted to take a look at several different snow statistics from the past to see what the odds are right now of Binghamton, NY winning the 2016-2017 Golden Snowball snow contest. I took a look at several different snow stats from the past which include last season’s snow totals, the latest date and the amount of snow that both cities received measurable snow and how much snow both cities receive in April and May on average.
This will be the biggest upset since I have been keeping the snow stats and will equal the big upset since the snow contest started back in the 70’s which was the only other time that Binghamton has won. Binghamton’s only other win was in the 1982-1983 snow season. There were at least 2 other times that Binghamton beat the other Golden Snowball cities in the past but that was before the snow contest was started.
30 Year Average Seasonal Snowfall
I’m sure most of you who follow the snow contest already know that Syracuse is the favorite at the beginning of every snow season which is why Binghamton has made this season so much fun. Syracuse averages 123.8 inches according to the last 30 years which rolls every 10 years I believe, meaning that the next new update for snow averages will be coming out in 2020 if I’m correct. The last one was in 2010. Keep in mind that normally, I’m not though
30 Year Average Seasonal Snowfall for Golden Snowball Cities
Syracuse – 123.8
Rochester – 99.5
Buffalo – 94.7
Binghamton – 83.4
Albany – 59.1
Which City Receives the Most Snow in April & May
Does Syracuse or Binghamton receive the most snow in the months of April and May? Below are the snow totals for the two cities for April and May according to the National Weather Service out of Binghamton.
April Snowfall Averages –
Syracuse = 3.8 inches
Binghamton = 4.3 inches
May Snowfall Averages –
Syracuse = 0.1
Binghamton = 0.1
May and April Combined Snow Totals –
Syracuse = 3.9 inches
Binghamton = 4.4 inches
So far this season as of 4/18 for the month of April Binghamton has received 2.1 inches of snow and Syracuse has received 0.3 inches of snow.
The Latest Date Binghamton and Syracuse Received Measurable Snow
The thing that scares me the most at the end of each snow season in the Golden Snowball contest is calling the winner on May 1st when the snow contest is so close. This season it is especially close and I am already dreading it. The date isn’t my choice but it was a date that was picked several years ago by one of the representatives of the city of Syracuse. The calendar snow season according to the National Weather Service starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th. In other words, they record any snowfall amounts that fall during the calendar snow season. So if Binghamton or Syracuse receive snow after May 1st, it should still be counted in my opinion End of whine 😉 OK, below are the dates that are the latest both cities have received measurable snowfall.
Latest Date Recorded For Measurable Snow –
Syracuse received 1.2 inches of snow on May 17th in 1973. Date of record 1902 to Present.
Binghamton received 1.7 inches of snow on May 18th in 2002. Date of record 1951-Present.
Narrow Advantage Binghamton
Are We Done With Snow For The Season
Obviously, the biggest question right now is are we done with snow this season in the Northeast? The obvious answer is the only one that knows is Mother Nature and I’m guessing that my chances of getting an interview with her are zero 😉 There is one thing I did notice today while doing the last update. None of the cities in the Golden Snowball contest received any more snow for the rest of the season from here on.
If you look at the snow chart which was updated today on the main page where it shows This Time Last Season, you will see that it is also the final snow totals for all of the cities last season. If this season comes to an end like last season did then it is obviously –
ADVANTAGE and CHECKMATE by Binghamton 😉
Stay tuned because it’s not over until the fat man sings and I’m not singing yet 😉 Have a Great night all!