rochester snow

Rochester is the first city to pick up over an inch of snowfall this season picking up 1.2 inches of snow yesterday.  They have doubled the amount of snowfall over the new 2nd place spot which is held by Buffalo now.  Really, Buffalo is near the top go figure 😉

It seems like forever ago that Buffalo was near the top of our snow contest with the last couple of years being pretty wimpy winters for them.  They had their first snowfall of the 2013 – 2014 snow season yesterday picking up 0.7 of an inch.  Binghamton also had their first snowfall showing 0.2 inches of snow for yesterday which was just enough to put them in a tie with Syracuse, last seasons champ.  Nothing to show for Albany!

This was the first lead change of the new snow season and no doubt it’s game on right now.  I’m thinking there will probably be a lot of lead changes this season and I also have a feeling a few of our cities are going to get hammered this season.  Hammered by snow that is 😉  More updates to come soon.

We also had another lead change in the National snow contest which I believe is the third lead change for the snowiest big city.  You can check out those snow stats at The Golden Snow Globe Site.

Have a Super Awesome Day All and as always, “See Snow, Drive Slow”.

Ut Oh Syracuse!!!  It looks like your reign as the King of the Golden Snowball contest is coming to an end.  Your spot on the top of the snow pile will soon be taken away by The Rock, Roch cha cha, the Great city of Rochester :)

With less than 2 days left in the great snow race Rochester holds a big enough lead and is dug in deep enough on top of the snow hill that no city will be able to reach them by the end of June 30th.  Now the question is what’s next other than come May 1st declaring Rochester the snow champions for the 2011 – 2012 season.

The question that comes to my mind is how will the city of Syracuse transfer the trophy over to Rochester.  Maybe the Mayor will take a limo and deliver it personally?  Maybe they will just ship it to them through the mail?  In my opinion it would be pretty cool to have a convoy of salt trucks and snow plows driving down the highway with the mayor following in a limo.  Of course it would be nice if the mayor would ask me to join her 😉  Throw in a marching band from one of the city’s schools and hey, it’s a party now.  After all they did most likely save hundreds of thousands of dollars this winter.

These are a few of my suggestions.  How do you think the city of Syracuse should pass the trophy along?

Happy Valentines Day to all you Snow Birds, I mean Love Birds 😉

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Syracuse who????  Rochester has plowed past Syracuse with the latest update from the National Weather Service.  So far today the Rock has picked up 10.1 inches of snow blowing away the competition for the day.  Binghamton managed to move back into 3rd place but we will see if that lasts long.  I’ll get an update in tomorrow morning when all of the totals for today are up to date.  Good call Dave and Charles and Way To Go Rochester!!!!

Rochester finally started up theit snow season for 2011 – 2012 reporting 0.3 inches of snow so far.  That now makes 3 of the 5 Golden Snowball cities that are on the snow mountain.  Syracuse most likely with a little bit of overnight snow has also started their season but no official stats out to report yet.  I’m not sure what’s going on in Buffalo.  Does anyone have info on anything at the Buffalo airport?

I’ve been hearing a lot of talk from friends and family that how we have started the season so far that it shouldn’t be anything like last season.  I kind of hated to bust their snowball (bubble) having to tell them that this season is starting out exactly like last season so far with just a trace of snow at this time last year.  OK, I really, truly loved busting their bubble telling them that :)  Right now though, all of the GSB cities other then Albany are behind their average snowfall totals for this time of year.  Let’s see if it lasts.

Right now Albany has the jump on last years total and it will be interesting to see if they can hold on.  Really it won’t be because we know that just isn’t going to happen.  I’ll try and get another update in later if the snow stats change.

Have a Great Weekend All!

Just did a full update at the Golden Snow Globe

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According to NOAA, the national weather service out of Buffalo, Rochester broke the all time record for most snowfall for any December. Way to go Rochester. To me the certain monthly records rank third and are hard to break which makes it pretty cool IMO.

The hardest record would be the record for most snow in a season followed by the most snow recorded ever in any given month and then what both Rochester and Syracuse did this month. The most snowfall in a certain month… Congrats Rochester!!!!!

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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
0840 AM EST MON DEC 27 2010

…RECORD DECEMBER MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT ROCHESTER NY…

AT THE ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 0.2 TENTHS OF AN INCH OF SNOW
FELL SUNDAY DECEMBER 26TH. WITH THIS SNOW A NEW MARK FOR SNOWIEST
DECEMBER ON RECORD HAS BEEN SET. TOTAL TO DATE FOR MONTHLY SNOW IN
ROCHESTER NOW STANDS AT 46.4 INCHES. THE OLD RECORD OF 46.2 INCHES
WAS SET BACK IN DECEMBER OF 2008. RECORDS FOR SNOWFALL GO BACK TO
1884-1885 FOR ROCHESTER, NY.

Have a Great Day All! I’m off to try and update some of the national snowy city stats with that Nor’Easter winding down 😉

Update 9:45 PM:

Just a heads up that we have had another lead change but I’ll wait until tomorrow to change the stats. As of around 4:pm Buffalo grabbed the lead from Rochester and Syracuse moved into second, Bingo jumped to 3rd place and the Rock sits in 4th now. At least 3 of the cities, maybe 4 may set a snow record for the date. It will be interesting to see who comes out on top come morning. I’m off to shovel.

Current Seasons Totals as of 4 – 5 PM

Buffalo – 17.0
Syracuse – 14.4
Binghamton – 13.7
Rochester – 13.4
Albany – Enough said :)

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The snow totals are in from yesterday and Rochester is the King of the Snow Hill. They slid past Buffalo by only .05 but enough to get them on top and they are the first GSB city to reach the one foot of snow mark.. It will be interesting to see if they hold the lead through the next update because some of the overnight snowfall hasn’t been reported yet.

Yesterday’s Snow Stats According to NOAA:

Rochester – 8.3
Syracuse – 6.8
Binghamton – 6.2
Buffalo – .7
Albany – Trace

Here in the Syracuse area I just shoveled about 5 inches of settled snow. We’ll see what NOAA comes out with later in the day or evening for the GSB cities. So far there have been 3 Leaders this season. Albany started the season out, Buffalo grabbed the lead from them and now Rochester takes over as the possible snow champion. I think it’s going to be a fun and exciting season and I’ll be posting the Golden Snowball winter outlook forecast sometime in the near future. I know everyone just can’t wait for that post, Not.

Have a great day all!