albany snow

Updated 1/28 1:00 PM – It looks like Albany did pick up some snow after all. I did see on the radar yesterday that the clipper or whatever it was did head more west during the day and that it was passing through Albany. The snow stats that were just updated added another 5.6 inches to Albany’s snow totals which would bring their 2 day total to 5.8 inches of fresh snow.

Here is where it gets weird πŸ˜‰ Albany, NY is actually still in the running for the Golden Snowball trophy believe it or not. Are they a long shot to win it all? No doubt about it but if that storm would have come just a little more to the west the chances are that Albany could have been winning the snow contest. I have to wonder after the last couple of weeks if we may be set in a pattern now for the second half of the snow season. The last couple of weeks have been active as far as snow and storms go and it looks like the next few days it may continue. Keep in mind though that I am clueless and check with the pros for the latest weather.

Last season at this time Albany was over 43.5 inches behind Buffalo which led in the snow contest. This season they are only 17 inches behind which could be made up in a matter of a couple of snow storms. All of the cities in the GSB contest are lagging behind their average snow totals to date and Syracuse really stands out being almost 30 inches off their normal average to date this season. This could be the season that Albany wins it all. Wow, I just woke up from a bad dream πŸ˜‰ I wouldn’t get your hopes up too high my friends in Albany πŸ˜‰

Have a Great Day All…

Updated 1/27 12:00 PM – I must have gotten caught up in the hype yesterday about Albany :( As of the last update they remain in last place and only 0.2 inches of snow is being reported for yesterday. Keep in mind that the overnight snow isn’t being reported yet. It looked like the storm stayed just to the East of Albany pretty much keeping them out of all of the snow action that some of the other cities to the east received.

NYC also dodged most of the heavy snow with the storm hanging just a snowflake to the north but WOW some of the other cities are getting hit really hard by the snow storm that will be hanging around the northeast coast most of today.

Buffalo has added a little to the lead the last couple of days and now have a lead over 11 inches of snow over the next best snowiest city Syracuse. Rochester and Binghamton continue to slip and slide back and forth in the number 3 and 4 slot on the snow hill and this time it’s Rochester coming out on top and dropping Binghamton down to the fourth place spot πŸ˜‰ Even though it’s been a pretty lame snow season for most of us the snow contest is still really close and all 5 cities actually have a shot at winning the Golden Snowball trophy still this season. Stay tuned for another update a little later and have a great day…
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Updated 1/26 9 PM – Albany isn’t reporting as of the last update so it’s hard to tell how they are doing today. Binghamton got enough snow to pull ahead of Rochester. Stay tuned because when and if Albany reports it should be interesting πŸ˜‰
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No, no and Hell NO! There will be no crazy talk like that πŸ˜‰ OK, there is a slim possibility I suppose but it will take a lot of snow from this snowstorm to slip past Buffalo and I don’t see that happening. Looking at what is in the forecast for Albany I think they have a real shot though at sledding all the way past Syracuse to claim the number two spot on the snow hill if Albany gets the high end of snow totals in their forecast. Wow, I think this is one of the longest posts I have made about Albany since keeping the snow stats for the Golden Snowball Contest… I wonder if our leaders in the capital took the next couple of days off :) I wonder if they have to shovel πŸ˜›

Albany trails Buffalo right now by a little over 20 inches of snow and is behind second place Syracuse by 9 1/2 inches. The last forecast I saw for Albany which was as of around 11 am today they were under a winter storm warning until 1 am Wednesday and calling for anywhere from 7 – 14 inches of new snowfall. Of course a slight change in the path of the storm could drop more snow or less so it will definitely be interesting to see where Albany ends up when this snow storm is done dumping snow on Albany. Click Here for The Latest Warnings and Updates for Albany!

From what I have seen it’s still looking like just a few inches of snow for the rest of the cities. NEVER take our word for it here though and always check with the pros like your local news channels and the National Weather Service. Things are always changing with these types of snow storms. Stay Tuned for more updates as the winter storm approaches and as the snow stats come in from the National Weather Service.

There is a lot going on in the National Snow Contest the Golden Snow Globe. Several of the cities on the east coast that have been quiet all season like New York City, Boston, Worcester and others should be climbing the snow mountain and maybe a few will make it into the top 10 or top 5. You can check that out Here at Golden Snow Globe..

Have an Awesome Day All and as Always, See Snow – Drive Slow!

First a Big Thanks to Emily R for your donation to the snow site. It helps a lot and as always I truly appreciate it :)
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Updated 7 pm Thanksgiving Night – Wow, Rochester managed to stay out of last place by 0.1 of an inch and Da’Cuse stays in last place in the snow contest. Binghamton keeps closing in on Buffalo who is now only just a few inches ahead of them. One good blast to any of the cities could move them into the top spot :)

One thing I have noticed the last couple of days is that this about the the same time that the snow started falling last season in most of the cities. A great start to the new 2014 – 2015 Golden Snoball Contest πŸ˜‰

Have a great Thanksgiving night all and a couple of words come to mind. Pepto Bismol :)
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Updated Noon Thanksgiving Day – Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families πŸ˜‰

Both Albany and Binghamton set records for the date yesterday. Albany reported 9.6 inches of new snow breaking the old record of 4.9 inches set in 1888. Wow, that’s an old record to beat.. Binghamton had 9.0 inches beating the old record set in 1977 which was 8.7 inches.

Both Albany and Binghamton climbed up the snow hill to take the number 2 and 3 slot on the hill. Last seasons snow champ is now officially in dead last πŸ˜‰

Have a GREAT Thanksgiving All :)
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Updated 11/26 6 PM – I just updated the snow stats and almost as planned both Albany and Binghamton are doing good with this storm. Binghamton has managed to move up to the number 2 slot passing both Syracuse and Rochester on the snow hill and has actually received more snow than Albany so far. WTG Bingo πŸ˜‰

Albany has pushed Syracuse to the bottom of the snow contest (snicker) picking up 9.6 inches of new snowfall so far. They also broke a date record that goes all the way back to 1888. The old record was 4.9 inches set back in 1988 and so far Albany has 5 inches and still counting. WTG Albany! It will be interesting to see where all of the cities are come the next update πŸ˜‰
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Look out Albany, it looks like it’s your turn for a change πŸ˜‰ First and far most take this snow storm seriously and take it slow on the roads if you are traveling. The chances are the roads will be getting pretty nasty sometime soon. Also please leave a comment if you get a chance to let us know if and how hard it is snowing in your neck of the woods.

Albany looks to win this round of snowfall or is that lose this round although Binghamton may have something to say about that. From what I have been reading, Albany is pretty much in the middle of the Nor’easter that has been set up along the coast. I have been reading that Albany is expecting at least 8 inches of new snowfall from this snow storm. I don’t think Albany will get enough snow to slip past Buffalo’s snow totals but they should have a good chance at being in the second slot on the snow hill by the time Mother Nature is done dropping the white gold on them πŸ˜‰

Binghamton could make out from this storm also. I’m no expert so check with the pros to see whats going on and what is forecast for today and tonight. Below you will find a couple of links to The National Weather Service that have the latest winter storm warnings for Albany and Binghamton.

It could be a close race for last place too. Syracuse is expected to get a few inches so if everything goes accordingly, which it never does, it could be Syracuse and Rochester fighting for the last place spot on the snow hill πŸ˜‰

I’ll be keeping this post updated as best I can as the snow stats start to come in from the National Weather Service. If you have a chance, please let us know what’s going on in your area and Remember, See Snow – Drive Slow. Stay tuned for a later day update.

Click Here for The Latest Snow Storm Warnings From The National Weather Service for Albany!
Click Here for latest snow storm warnings from the Binghamton National Weather Service!

Have a Great Day Everyone!

With the latest storm, Albany has moved into the top ten of their snowfall seasons (since 1951-52). Now at 83.6, this season has overtaken the 1966-67 season, which had 80.9 inches.

Below are Albany’s top ten snowiest seasons, since 1951-52.
1. 1970-1971 (112.5)
2. 2002-2003 (105.4)
3. 1981-1982 (97.1)
4. 1992-1993 (94.2)
5. 1977-1978 (92.4)
6. 1971-1972 (89.3)
7. 1993-1994 (88.1)
8. 1969-1970 (87.7)
9. 1995-1996 (86.5)
10. 2010-2011 (83.6 so far)

While I believe the top spot is out of range, I could see this season end up in the top 5 when all is said and done. Wouldn’t it be something if all five GSB cities got over 100 though? Let’s make it happen Albany!

As for Binghamton, Buffalo, and Rochester, they are each outside of their respective top 10s, but are in striking distance. This is Binghamton’s 14th snowiest season, 2.1 inches away from 10th. This is Buffalo’s 23rd, 13.7 below 10th. For Rochester, this season is 17th, 12.7 behind 10th. Again, these rankings are all since the 1951-52 season, so the rankings are a bit standardized.