Updated 12:10 AM Saturday – Just got a quick update in and it’s still Syracuse leading the Golden Snowball contest but they were bumped from the top of the National Snow contest. Have a great night all and if your looking for new 2014 calendars, check it out below for some decent deals this weekend :)
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Syracuse has taken the top spot for the first time this season. The lead changes continue but the top spot is up for grabs with Syracuse only holding a 0.4 inch lead over our good friends to the west, Rochester.
I just did an interview with Neeti from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. We were both thinking that Rochester was still in the lead in the National Snow contest but unfortunately that changed with yesterdays snowfall in CNY so I don’t know if there will be an article out or not. My guess is that Rochester will be back on the top sometime soon. It was fun talking to you Neeti
Syracuse has also moved up in the National Snow Contest and Rochester is pulling their own snow in that contest also. Buffalo has moved into the top 10 now too in that contest at www.goldensnowglobe.com
All of our cities are starting to blow away the snow totals from last season at this time into the contest and Buffalo has even showed up so far to play in our snow games Remember, Buffalo has been having a few wimpy seasons the last few years. Hopefully they are out of their snow drought now.
No doubt the top spot is in striking distance for at least 4 of our cities with just one little blast of some lake effect snow. Lets hope it stays this close throughout the season
Have an Awesome Weekend Everyone
UPDATED – 2/9 .. 2:00 AM
I’m not sure where Rochester is getting their snow from but they piled on 6.8 inches of new snow so far today. Enough to bump them up to the number 2 slot. I’ll try and get updates in as the National Weather Service reports them. Here is what we have so far as of around 2 AM 2/9
Rochester – 6.9 – ??? – Not reporting as of 2:05 am
Buffalo – 3.3 -??? – Not reporting as of 2:05 am
Syracuse – 6.2
Albany - 4.8
I still think it’s advantage Albany but we will have to wait and see how the wind blows. Here in the Syracuse area I’m guessing about 4 inches so far. Look for an update later and have a safe night.
Feel free to leave a comment here as to how the snow is falling in your neck of the woods during snow storm Nemo. We love to get updates during the storms.
I’ve been watching a lot of forecasts today and reading quite a bit on snow storm Nemo. To be honest I still don’t have a clue with all of the changes that the experts keep making with this storm. It is understandable though for the fact that a shift this way or that way and everything changes. Not to mention what the temperatures will be when it hits different cities.
The numbers went down again for some of us with the newest totals for Syracuse anywhere from 4 – 8 inches to 8 – 12 inches. At one point in the day I was seeing 12 – 18 inches. I’m sure it’s been the same for the rest of the cities. From what I see it looks like Albany may be able to pile on some decent snow totals and other cities to the east should also.
As far as the National snow contest goes it looks like some cities in Massachusetts may be the big winners in that snow race. I’m wondering if Worcester, Mass can pick up enough to take the lead. Stay tuned and I’ll be posting the snow totals as soon as the National Weather service updates them during and after snow storm Nemo.
Hopefully some of you can grab a 3 day weekend out of this. Stay safe and drive carefully. See Snow – Drive Slow
It looks like Binghamton didn’t like being toward the bottom of the snow hill next to Albany and who can blame them. Binghamton slipped past both Rochester and Buffalo to move into the second place slot. Now we need one or more of the Golden Snowball cities to make a run at Syracuse to keep this seasons snow race close.
Syracuse picked up a little more snowfall to move them past the 60 inch mark on the season. Buffalo and Rochester are snowing neck and neck being in a dead tie right now at 36.9 inches each. Then there is Albany. Ummm, enough said about Albany for the time being
The last I looked snow is suppose to be falling Wednesday in the North East so lets see if one of the cities can gain on Da’Cuse before we warm up again.
I’m going to try and get a top 10 update in today for the national snow contest over at www.goldensnowglobe.com . It’s been a close contest all season and as of the last update Erie, Pa was leading and probably still is.
Have a Great Day Everyone
Happy Super Bowl Sunday Everyone After your lucky numbers come in feel free to cheer for mine which are 49ers 9 – Ravens 8 or 49ers 4 – Ravens 3 Good Luck to All
Finally Buffalo is covered in the white gold and are moving up the snow hill. Buffalo added 7.8 inches of snow to their totals yesterday moving them into 3rd place and dropping Binghamton down to 4th place now. Better yet is that Buffalo is just half an inch away from The Rock, currently in 2nd place. Way To Go Buffalo!!!
Syracuse still holds a pretty decent lead but remember that’s just a storm or two ahead of the other cities. With a whole lot of winter left ignoring what the over sized rats had to say yesterday the snow contest is far from being over or even a run away yet.
Have an Awesome Day Everyone
Syracuse managed to pile up enough snow yesterday to bring their totals to date over what they had their entire season last year. They also set a record for the the date, Feb. 1st picking up 10.1 inches of snow. The old record was 7.6 inches set in 1974…
Even though this season seems pretty easy for some of us so far, all of the Golden Snowball cities are over last years lame snow totals to date.
Syracuse slid past last seasons total snowfall which was 50.6 inches when the contest was called the end of April. So far this season as of the end of the first day of February Syracuse has piled up 56.9 inches of snow with a lot of the snow season still left to go. They are still behind their average to date which is 77.6 inches of snow.
That said all of the cities are still quite a bit behind what their average snowfall should be at this time in the season.
Have a Super Bowl kind of weekend everyone
All of the cities in the Golden Snowball contest have been pretty quiet other than a few tenths of snow here and there. I did just update the National snow contest and we have a new leader in that snow race. You can check it out at www.goldensnowglobe.com .
Have an awesome week everyone
Just a heads up – the golden snowball site may be go offline for a couple of days. If it does I’ll get it up ASAP.
OK, Syracuse finally picked up a few more inches of new snowfall to add a little bit to their lead. Most of the snow has been staying up north of Da’Cuse but has to drop south sooner or later I would hope. I also hope that the other cities, Rochester, Buffalo and Binghamton get it going pretty soon.
Binghamton has been doing good lately as far as the snow totals go managing to keep some snowflakes between them and the bottom three cities. It always looks like the snow is around Rochester but must just be missing them. I think with the coldest air of the season finally here that we all will be adding to our snowfall totals this week.
A picture from Grace, a friend in the Central Square area just taken!
There have been a few good bands of snow hanging to the north of Syracuse which is a good thing for the other cities. The last couple of days the lake effect snow bands will start to drop toward Syracuse but then suddenly stop right on the border. These are some decent snow bands too which have dropped probably close or over a couple of feet on the cities up north like Central Square, Oswego, Fulton, the Tug Hill area and other towns. No doubt the snowmobilers are loving it
I was just looking around at the national snow contest at www.goldensnowglobe.com which was updated yesterday. Syracuse still is in first place in the nationals but reading around today I see that Erie, Pa got pounded pretty good and may have taken the lead. Right now it’s close and it will depend on how Erie did overnight last night. I’ll try and get a top 10 update in later when the new snow stats come out. Unfortunately as it always seems the case the decent snow is to the south of Buffalo. Maybe Buffalo will pile on some snow with this cold air in place. Let’s hope so.
Have a Great Day Everyone
It looks like we hit our January thaw and I’m kind of glad that we can get it out of the way. From reading around it looks like a few warm days are ahead of us and as I type the winds are gusting pretty good in the ‘Cuse area. Hopefully in the next couple of days the snow and ice on the roof melts so I can take the outdoor Christmas decorations down. I think it was just a few years ago when it was nonstop snow and cold when the lights were up until March.
The last post was about the snowman contest and I think it’s time we have one here at the Golden Snowball website. Not like our normal ones where you guesstimate the totals and win a pat on the back if you’re right. This one will be for a real prize I’m still trying to figure out the details but it will be based on a little contest that Stephen and I have going right now on the National snowiest city website http://goldensnowglobe.com which was just updated by the way.
I already have a prize in mind which is an autographed copy of a book I received a couple of months ago based on lake effect snow written by weather expert author Mark Monmonier. He has several other books that are published and that are great reads for any weather enthusiasts. More to come in the next day or two.
Have a Great Day All!
OK, call me clueless but I don’t remember ever posting about this contest. I think I read somewhere that it is the 8th annual snowman contest. You would think that after 10 years give or take of keeping this site going I would have posted about this before. Like I said, call me clueless It’s nice to know that someone gets what having winter fun is about in snowy CNY
I was just reading an article that Sean Kirst of the Post Standard / Syracuse.com posted earlier about a snowman convention that they have here in the Syracuse area put on by Skiddy the Snowman. There is a pretty cool picture of a grape snow ape on the site. It seems to be geared toward the local teachers and their school children and also families but they area also letting you send in your pictures of your snow creations. I’m not sure if this is just for the folks in the Syracuse area or if it’s open to all. You can check out Sean’s post and a picture of the grape ape at http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2013/01/post_395.html
There is more information about the snowman contest at Skiddy the Snowmans website at http://goskiddy.com/