All posts for the month December, 2009

Gotta Love It! Less than 4 inches of snow separate 4 of the golden snowball cities heading into the New Year. I think this is probably the closest race going into January since the Golden Snowball contest started up again several years ago. The good thing is that snow is in the forecast for the next several days so it should get even more interesting to see which city wins this latest round. Some of the snow looked like it was hanging to the south so Binghamton may have a shot at making a move in the next update.

Looking at the stats from this time last season Syracuse was sledding to victory with an almost two foot lead over Buffalo and Rochester. Not this season! Syracuse still remains near the bottom but has slowly inched it’s way back into the snow race. Just a few flakes of snow separate Buffalo from Rochester and like I mentioned, I’m loving it.

In the national snow contest none of the cities from New York are in the top 10. Both Rochester and Buffalo dropped out and Syracuse has been lucky just to even be in the contest. Syracuse did make a big jump though from 36th place to 25th and that’s not counting the snow from the last day or two. Buffalo and Rochester are hanging right around the top 10 snowiest cities for this season but all of us have are work cut out for us. I’m still thinking that the cities to beat are going to be the us three along with Grand Rapids, Michigan, Erie, Pa and a few of the cities in Colorado. Don’t forget though, I’m normally wrong 😉

Have a Great, Safe Happy New Years Eve All!

Hopefully everyone had a fantastic Christmas! It’s time to get back to work on the snow stats after a tiring but fun family break ; ) Keep an eye on the weather on Tuesday because it will be nasty driving in a lot of places.

OK, I hinted in a reply or two that I was curious if the Snow God has been awaken from his/her hibernation this season and it appears that that NYCO, the keeper of the Snow God completely forgot about him/her *cough* *cough*

Quote from Ellen (NYCO)

“Oh my God! Just this morning I realized… I FORGOT TO PUT OUT THE SNOW GOD this year.

I totally forgot. How could this have happened.

He is displeased with us in Syracuse now! Very displeased!!!”

That could explain the wimpy winter we’ve been having here in the Syracuse area and in CNY. The snow has been picking up a bit the last few days and it’s looking to look more like winter this week than it has been looking so I can only assume the Snow God is all shined up and ready to let it rip. NYCO?. Lets just hope that the Snow God isn’t too ticked off and decides to bury us the next few months. Hmmmm, or should we hope he/she is ticked :)

It’s Buffalo by 1 snowflake over Rochester at the last look at the snow stats and that may be bouncing back and forth this week. Buffalo went from third place in the New York snow race to first and Binghamton dropped down to third place. I’m really not liking the way the top 3 seem to be separating themselves from the bottom 2 at this point but there is still a lot of snowfall to come. Look for more frequent updates from here on.

As for the national snow contest I really don’t have a clue. Well maybe a clue but I haven’t updated those stats in several days and there has been a lot of snow falling in some of the Northern US cities so that should be interesting once I update those stats a little later on.

Have a Great Tuesday and Drive Carefully!

Sorry about the lack of updates all but it tis the season and with family in town it’s going to be hit and miss. The snow stats for the 5 golden snowball cities have been updated and it’s still looking to be a good snow race this season.

Syracuse finally got off the bottom of the snow hill with 4.6 inches being reported so far for yesterday. I think the strangest thing about the snow stats for Syracuse was that they actually set a daily date record with only 4.6 inches on December 23rd that dated all the way back to 1953. You would think that this far into the snow season it would take more than that to break a record wouldn’t you?

Rochester is still hanging tough at the top but barely with Binghamton and Buffalo trying to close in. Albany is finally where they belong, at least for now.

I think the stats that stand out the most right now is that all of the GSB cities are behind last seasons stats and their normal stats for this time of the season. Syracuse is over 50 inches behind in snow compared to last year at this time with Rochester the only city staying close to normals. I’ll try and sneak another update in before Christmas and maybe update a few cities in the national snow race but if not:

Have A Safe and Merry Christmas Everyone

Rochester picked up just over half a foot of snow yesterday to jump to the King of the snow hill for the first time this season I believe. Most of the season they have been hanging near the bottom of the hill with Syracuse who so far been the embarrassing snowiest city of the 2009 – 1010 snow season.

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Binghamton piled up just enough snow to stay ahead of Buffalo with Buffalo dropping down to the number 3 spot. Albany stays ahead of Syracuse, Bwaaa, Haaa, Haaa, Ha (Evil Laugh). It will be interesting to see when I do the stats for the national snow race if Rochester can make it to the top 10 and if Buffalo will remain there. Lets just hope that one of the NY State cities can win the nationals. Is this the season Syracuse goes down in defeat????

Have a Super Day All!

Lots of changes in the snow race the last day and most likely there will be more by the time the nights over.

Binghamton has retaken the lead from Buffalo by only a tenth on an inch of snow. Rochester moved up to 3rd place passing Albany and they are hot on the snow trail of Binghamton and Buffalo now. Syracuse finally hit the 5 inch mark, lmao! Enough said about Syracuse. The lake effect machines are still at work up north and supposedly the band is suppose to drop south. We’ll see what happens with that. Maybe a late night update depending on how the snow blows tonight.

Have a Great Evening and Take it Slow. Snow Means Slow!

There isn’t a whole lot going on right now in the Golden Snowball contest so I had a chance to put together some stats at the snowiest big city in the US site, the Golden Snow Globe award

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The cities from New York are still pretty far behind some of the other cities from other states. Buffalo is carrying New York so far rounding out the top 10 at number 10 on the list. At least that is where I have them right now but most likely there are probably a few cities in Colorado that I still haven’t been able to locate the stats for so that should change. Rochester is next for NY at 21st place. Syracuse is, is, well Syracuse is at #31 on the list that I have so far. Pretty sad if you ask me that we are all getting whooped halfway through December as bad as we are.

Colorado is definitely the Boss state right now as far as the snow contest goes. Grand Rapids has been getting hit good a couple of time and are in 4th place. Wisconsin has a couple of cities in there, Madison and Green Bay. Colorado has been quiet for a few days now and some of the other cities are taking advantage of them but still have a ways to go.

I wasn’t expecting this big of a lead by any of the US cities this early on but of course Mother Nature does her own thing. I thought Erie, Pa be right right up there and they probably will be sooner or later. They just started to pile up some snow totals so I think it’s going to go down to the last snowflake.

Syracuse has almost a 4 foot gap to make up in order to claim the snowiest city pop 100,000 in the country so we best start turning it on now. Hopefully with some snow in the forecast the next couple of days one of the New York cities will gain some snow on the other cities. Check out the new US snow stats at

Golden Snow Globe’s Snowiest Us Cities

GO BUFFALO – GO ROCHESTER – GO CUSE, GO NEW YORK!!!! Have a Fantastic Day All!