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One of the reasons I like the beginning of the snow season is that there is a lot of pushing going on at the top of the snow hill.  None of the cities have built up a big enough lead this early so back and forth it goes.  Normally until a decent storm hits one or two of the cities to give them a little fluffy snow cushion :)

Binghamton has regained the lead from Syracuse who was able to hold onto it for just a day or two.  Let’s see if Bingo can hold on to it for awhile this time. So far it seems like the the normal is happening with the snow staying to the north of Syracuse and to the south

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This is a class I took last season when they came around here and it was well worth it and very informative to say the least 😉

If you or somebody that you know would be interested in becoming a volunteer weather spotter for us by reporting snowfall observations, this is your chance. We have upcoming classes, and plenty of free seats still available, November 29th in Wilkes-Barre, PA, December 6th in Oneonta, NY, and December 19th in Cortland, NY. If these are not close to you or if you are busy on the dates listed, consider signing up for our online class December 7th which still has room in it. To find more information on how to register check out the events section on this Facebook page. You can find the same information on their website below:

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Syracuse takes the lead for the first time this season in the Golden Snowball contest sneaking past Binghamton.  Buffalo gets on the snow board earlier than last season.  I just went back and looked at the snow stats from last season and was pretty surprised at what I saw.

This is the first time that Syracuse had been in the lead in the GSB contest since around February 12th of last season.  Rochester regained the lead the next day and never looked back.  WTG Rochester on shutting down Da’Cuse machine 😉

Looking back at the start of last season we are pretty much following the pattern give or take a little in all of the cities.  Albany is down over 5 inches from this time last year but the rest of us are within a couple of inches.  It’s also hard to believe that this time last season Buffalo was only showing a trace of snowfall.  I’m looking forward to seeing how this season goes and for some reason Buffalo is in the back of my mind.  Could it be their turn?  Only Mother Nature knows 😉

Have an awesome week all….

UPDATED – I just heard from our national weather service and it looks like Syracuse picked up only 3 tenths of an inch so far this season.  Let’s see how the overnight

The snow stats have just been updated but as of around 5PM Syracuse hasn’t reported their totals yet for the day. There is a good chance the lineup may change come the next updated later this evening come the next update.  I was surprised that Buffalo was just showing a trace still thinking that the band that went to the south of them this morning must have dropped some measurable snowfall.  We’ll see how it all turns out come tomorrow.

Here in the Syracuse area it’s been pretty blustery most of the day.  Snowflakes have been falling off and on most of the day but so far other than this morning not much to talk about as far as snow totals go.  For myself, today has seemd the coldest day so far this season mainly because the temps are low and the wind has been blowing pretty good.

If I’m around later I’ll try to update the stats again to see how all of the cities stand on our snow mountain.  I have a feeling that Binghamton is going to stay on top but after that it should be interesting 😉

Have a Super Night All and watch out for some black ice tonight.  See Snow – Drive Slow

I wish I knew who to credit for this, as it is brilliant. But anyway, here it is…the Thanksgiving Forecast:

Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 190F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.

A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator.

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup develops. By early next week, eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

OK, yes this is one my few shameless plugs in order to sell a few 2013 calendars.  I figure before all snow breaks out I’ll get some plugs in on my shopping sites.  Hey, this site is more for fun than to make money but I still have to eat every now and then :)  In reality I should probably not be eating and on a diet but we won’t go there :(  Anyways if you’re looking for 2013 calendars we have them including the farmers almanac calendars for 2013.

We have over 4000 monthly, page a day calendar, yearly and any other calendars for 2013..  There are quite a few dog calendars and cats including puppy and kitten calendars.  Lots of landscape calendars for 2013 along with children’s, horses and pretty much any theme you can think of.  So if you need a new calendar for the new year feel free to check out the site. We also have 2013 daily planners, organizers and desk and wall calendars with snow, woo hoo ;).

It’s 2013 wall Calendars and the merchant I use has free shipping specials for a limited time.  Thanks all! Oh, and feel free to share the calendar site with your family and friends.  If I sell 100,000 calendars I get a free one.  I’m joking of course about the free one :)

Click here to check out the 2013 Wall and desk Calendars