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The latest snowstorm has pushed this season to the 10th snowiest season on record for Syracuse (157 inches), overtaking the 2002-03 season (153.2) for that spot. The current 9th place season is 1970-71, with 157.2 inches. I would imagine this season will move past that one today. Below are the top 10 snowiest seasons for Syracuse.

1. 1992-93 (192.1)
2. 2000-01 (191.9)
3. 2003-04 (181.3)
4. 1995-96 (170.9)
5. 1991-92 (166.9)
6. 1993-94 (163.8)
7. 1989-90 (162.0)
8. 1977-78 (161.2)
9. 1970-71 (157.2)
10. 2010-11 (157.0 so far)

In case you were wondering, Syracuse’s least snowiest season on record was 2001-02, with 59.4 inches.

As for the other GSB cities, below are the rankings for this season, since 1951-52 (the earliest season that data was available for all 5 cities).

Albany: 19th
Binghamton: 20th
Buffalo: 31st
Rochester: 21st

All of them, especially Buffalo, have a ways to go to reach their respective top 10. But, there still is plenty of time in the season, so maybe a few more of them can get toward the top of their snow piles!

I could see some unknown green stuff where the white lawn used to be. That must mean it’s time for another snow storm! I’m sure most in upstate NY region already know about the upcoming storm, for which I will be forecasting for Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. Before I get into that, it’s a look back at the last forecast.

That last forecast featured snowfall amounts for the GSB cities. Here is their totals for the 20th and 21st.

Albany: 3.1
Binghamton: 4.7
Buffalo: 2.5
Rochester: 3.1
Syracuse: 1.8

Bull’s Eye: Syracuse’s snowfall total is higher than the combined total of the other 4 GSB cities.
On Target: Syracuse’s snowfall total is higher than any other GSB city.
Complete Miss: At least one GSB city has more snow than Syracuse.

Um…yeah. I’m just going to let that one speak for itself.

That Complete Miss along with the On Target forecast over on GSG made it a bit of a tough weekend. Once again, I have fallen below the 1.00 goal, now sitting at 0.92. There are now 4 weeks of forecasts left to reach that threshold.

To get there, I need a strong finish here, so let’s start it up this weekend! As mentioned at the beginning, this focuses on the trio of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse. The big story is the Friday storm, and for good reason. Including that into the weekend, I see the three getting at least 8 inches, with at least one possibly getting a foot.

Bull’s Eye: All three get at least 8 inches, with at least one getting a foot, of snow this weekend.
On Target: All three get at least 8 inches of snow.
Complete Miss: At least one of the three gets under 8 inches of snow.

Have a great weekend, and remember to check out the forecast on Golden Snow Globe as well!

I’m having a hard time believing that Albany has a headline here at Golden Snowball. That doesn’t happen too often but it’s well deserved. They are officially past their annual/seasonal snowfall for the season with at least another month to go. Way to go Albany. I wonder if they can catch Buffalo.

Speaking of Buffalo they really need to get something going because Binghamton is right behind them on the snow hill. They are the two cities that are closest to each other right now. First place Syracuse is starting to look like a safe bet butttt….Hey, ya never know. Second place is definitely still up for grabs. I don’t think Albany has much of a chance but it’s a 3 way race right now between Rochester, Buffalo and Binghamton. As for the fat rats errr I mean groundhogs prediction, I’m still not buying it ;).

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Hey, Have a Super Weekend All!

Way to go Rochester. Rochester is showing just enough new snow now to put them over their seasonal snow totals. All the snow hasn’t been reported for the overnight so most likely they will add to it. Still waiting on the NOAA updates to see if Albany and Binghamton hit their average snow totals. If so that will make 4 out of 5 of the cities above average for the season with the exception of Buffalo.

I feel bad for Buffalo for the fact that the snow has been all around them this season and I’m sure several places around the area got some decent snowfall. That’s how it all plays out sometimes though. My guess is that Syracuse is over the 150 inch mark with the over night snow that hasn’t been reported yet. The big question stays alive, can they hit the well sought after 200 inch mark this season? We’ll have to wait and see :)

The National snowiest city stats have finally been updated. Rochester managed to slip into 2nd place in that contest. You can check those stats out at The Golden Snow Globe site.

Have a Fantastic Week All!

I wanted to get this done yesterday, but do to some difficulties, which are explained in more detail over on Golden Snow Globe, I was unable to get it done. That is the problem with waiting for verification sometimes, but that is the nature of it when trying to show how right (or wrong) a prediction was.

Last forecast involved temperatures, a comparison between highs and lows. Below are nighttime lows on Thursday (6pm to 6am) with Wednesday’s highs in parenthesis.

Albany: 37 (39)
Binghamton: 46 (41)
Buffalo: 49 (44)
Rochester: 48 (44)
Syracuse: 40 (41)

Bull’s Eye: All GSB cities have higher Thursday night low temperatures than Wednesday highs.
On Target: 3 or 4 GSB cities have higher Thursday night low temperatures than Wednesday highs.
Complete Miss: 2 or fewer GSB cities have higher Thursday night low temperatures than Wednesday highs.

With 3 out of the 5 having warmer Thursday night lows than Wednesday highs, the forecast is On Target.

A pretty solid week for me, including the Bull’s Eye on GSG, pushes my total to 10 points from 10 forecasts, a 1.00 average. That is exactly the goal set at the beginning of the season. We’ve reached the halfway point for the forecasts, and I’d like to have it all wrapped up at the end of March.

Now on to this forecast. As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to get it done yesterday as it was a comparison with Syracuse snowfall and the other GSB cities. I still believe the same idea will work out for Sunday and Monday.

Bull’s Eye: Syracuse’s snowfall total is higher than the combined total of the other 4 GSB cities.
On Target: Syracuse’s snowfall total is higher than any other GSB city.
Complete Miss: At least one GSB city has more snow than Syracuse.

Have a great weekend everyone, and remember to check out the forecast over on Golden Snow Globe.

This is the first midweek forecast of the season, and it is an effort to make up for not having one this past weekend. I will try to get another one up for this weekend as well.

Before all of that though, it is a look back at the last forecast, which involved snowfall for all GSB cities. Below are the weekend totals for each.

Albany: 0.5
Binghamton: 0.3
Buffalo: 4.1
Rochester: 3.3
Syracuse: 5.9

Bull’s Eye: Albany and Binghamton combine for more snow than the other three GSB cities’ combined total.
On Target: Albany and Binghamton have more snow than the other three GSB cities.
Complete Miss: Albany or Binghamton have less snow than at least one of the other GSB cities.

Warm temperatures kept Albany and Binghamton from getting the snow I expected. As a result, the forecast was a Complete Miss. Without a doubt, this is the worst forecast I’ve had for the GSB cities this season.

It was a tough forecast period for me as the GSG forecast only hit On Target. As a result, I’m at 7 points for 8 forecasts, which puts me at an average of .88. 12 forecasts, 6 periods worth, still remain for the season.

On to this forecast, which involves temperatures. A big warm up is expected for the region. As a result, I expect low temperatures on Thursday night to be warmer than Wednesday’s high for most of the GSB cities.

Bull’s Eye: All GSB cities have higher Thursday night low temperatures than Wednesday highs.
On Target: 3 or 4 GSB cities have higher Thursday night low temperatures than Wednesday highs.
Complete Miss: 2 or fewer GSB cities have higher Thursday night low temperatures than Wednesday highs.

Remember to check out the forecast update on Golden Snow Globe as well. Enjoy the warmer weather everyone!