All posts for the month December, 2009

I was afraid to check the stats this evening because every time I checked the radar earlier it looked like Buffalo was getting the lake effect snow. Buffalo pushes Binghamton out of the short lived top spot that they held which also drops Albany down to 3rd place.

Rochester got in on the action and blasted Syracuse with a snowball or two to know them back to last place. I think the question is are Buffalo and Rochester done with this last blast of snow yet? Nothing but a few flakes in the Syracuse area with most of the decent snow hanging up north or to the south of us. I was hoping with the strong winds today we may have been able to steal a little bit of snow from Buffalo’s Lake Erie but it didn’t quite reach us.

It’s looking like Tug Hill Tina and other people up North of Syracuse should be happy (or not) because it looks like they are in the thick of the lake effect. South of Buffalo looks to be getting decent amounts of snow also. I have a feeling Buffalo and Rochester may be in the number 1 and 2 slot sometime tomorrow. All I can do is sit here and shake my head at the pitiful 4 inches that Syracuse is showing. Of course I’m sure there are a lot of people out there that don’t mind it a bit.

Have a Nice Night All!

I am so loving this!!! The unlikely two cities fighting for king of the snow hill. When I took a look at the stats I saw Buffalo didn’t get much and I thought Syracuse would jump into 3rd place. Man was I wrong. Took a look at Binghamton and Albany, yes Albany who I try not to even mention and was surprised to see those cities ahead of Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse.

Binghamton wasn’t too much of a surprise, at least not this early into the season but to have Albany in 2nd place less than an inch out of 1st….. Both broke date records for snowfall with Albany picking up 7.3 inches and Bingo grabbing 6.4 to drop Buffalo down to 3rd place.

Rochester slips and slides down to the dreaded dead last spot in the Golden Snowball contest. Syracuse moves from the bottom of the hill to the number 4 spot. All in all it’s a good start to what should be a fun contest this season. I’ll have to look back but I don’t remember Albany ever being this close 1st place this time in the season but I could be wrong. Remember it’s me and I normally am. I think this week will continue to be interesting with more changes in the line up.

Syracuse ends it’s streak of 287 days without at least an inch of snow falling. A record that I can’t see being touched for a long time and to that record I say seeee ya and let the snow games begin. Again!

Have a Great Night All!

Go Buffalo! Although they have just about half of the snow that they normally have about this time of the year they are sneaking in an inch here and there to build on their lead. They may be able to catch last years totals by the end of the week. Albany is the only city above last years totals and all of the other GSB cities are pretty far behind both their average snow for this time in the season and last years totals.

Syracuse is over a foot behind their normals and almost a couple feet behind last seasons snow stats. Both Binghamton and Rochester are lacking around a foot of snow compared to last year at this time. What’s this all mean? To be honest, not a thing. This is the great northeast and things can change in the blink of an eye. That blink of an eye may see some changes starting tonight and lasting at least a few days.

I’m seeing snow in the forecast that ranges anywheres from and inch or two to 2 – 4 and up. I’m guessing that the temperatures could be playing a part in how much snow some of our Great cities get. If your a snow lover all we can do is hope that the lake effect machines are all tuned up now and ready to start cranking out some real snow. Some of the reports have the lake effect staying up north but I have a feeling that a shift down to the south may be in the work. Remember though that’s just me and I’m normally clueless soooo…..

In the snowiest city in the US it’s not looking to good for the New York cities right now. Some of the weather stations are mentioning the great snow state of Colorado again and their not talking inches but feet again. Their is a good chance that some of the big cities may be getting a couple more feet of snow to add onto their already impressive leads. The big 3 cities in New York may have about 5 feet or more to catch up on in order to win the first ever Golden Snow Globe Award. I think it will be exciting right to the finish for both contests. More to come later.

Have a super snowy night all!

Please say it isn’t so!!! Well it is so and Albany has slipped past Rochester and Syracuse with that storm that came through over the weekend. The cool part of it is that Syracuse is in dead last for the Golden Snowball award this season with Rochester trying to snowball fight it’s way from falling into last place.

How long will Albany remain out of last place? Probably not too long with snow in the forecast for the next few days and Wednesday could get interesting for all of the GSB cities if it’s cold enough.

One other thing I noticed is that Syracuse lost .2 inches of snow in the stats the last day or two. Give it back I say to NOAA. Don’t get me wrong. The people at NOAA rock with all the stats they gather and post 3 times a day. Buffalo and Binghamton especially rock IMO ; ) the thing is Syracuse may need that at the end the way we are starting off here. Sometimes the National Weather Service does make a correction that it may have missed but I think too much time went by on this one. Most likely it was a mistake right around the 4th of December. Hmmmm! Ya know I’m getting desperate for snow when I am fighting for a couple tenths of an inch this early on :) Could be Daver trying to give Bingo the jump early on. I”m kidding of course Dave and we miss ya man ; )


The next couple of days as a matter of fact should be interesting for almost all of the cities in the US. I think I heard that with the system thats happening now most of the states may see some snow which should also make the Golden Snow Globe contest a PITA. I mean it should make it interesting. Tough enough trying to find snow stats for the normal snow cities over 100,000 but when I have to check out stats in cities like Texas all I can do is shake my head. It’s a strange start to the snowy season to say the least.

Way to go Albany for passing DaCuse and The Rock and stay tuned for an interesting couple of days. No doubt there should be some shuffling around and we’ll see if Buffalo can hold onto their lead.

Don’t forget to check out Stephen’s results for his last regional forecast at goldensnowglobe .com

Have a Great Night All!

Snow in Texas, Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana and the list goes on and on. The picture below pretty much says it all when it comes to most of the Golden Snowball cities :( As I was taking that picture about 10 minutes ago a few flakes did start to fall but the chances are it won’t be adding up to anything. What stands out the most in the picture of the flowers is that here we are on December 5th and not only are there flowers on the plant but new buds just keep coming and coming.

I suppose it’s kind of cool I guess but I think all the snow lovers would like to see them burried under a few feet of snow.

Here is a short video of the rainbow that was earlier in the week in the Syracuse area. It was actually a double rainbow but I didn’t catch that. Gotta love it. Have a Super Day All!

First Lake Effect Warning of the season! After this event was first hyped up a few days ago the forecasts all but killed this down to a minimal event and now we have shifted back to a decent snowfall potential. Looking at 5-10 inches for the Buffalo Metro tomorrow which would give us a great lead for the dismal winter we have all been suffering thus far. I’m hoping this turns into one of those misforested lake storms that just unleashes on us. Well only reason I am crossing my fingers for that is because I have off tomorrow and don’t have to drive in it. So I say LET IT SNOW!