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:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov/bgm/spotters_skywarn/skywarn.shtml. CHEERS!

Free NOAA Snow Spotter Classes

Just a heads up that it’s getting close to that time love it or hate it. I’m going to be switching over to wordpress if everything goes right and once the new design is ready it will be back to www.goldensnowball.com . Hopefully I don’t wipe the entire site and posts out from the last several years while trying to change it over.

I think we can do a little more with the site and snow contest using wordpress rather than blogger. A lot will still be the same like posting comments and so on but hopefully some extras like having you who visit being able to upload some snow pictures and a more visitor friendly site for all of us. Keeping my fingers crossed that even though I have the blogger backed up that I don’t lose everything.


I’m trying to think how last Halloween was here in Central New York. It almost always seems to be a little bit cold with a light drizzle don’t it. Of course every now and then we get a decent Halloween night for the kids to do their trick or treating on. Let’s hope it’s that way this Halloween.

OK, now for another shameless plug of my sites that sell Halloween costumes. I came up with several this year and tried to break them down to individuals. In other words a site for just men’s costumes, women’s Halloween costumes, costumes for teens, toddlers Halloween costumes, baby costumes, costumes for just boys and costumes for little girls.

What I did was take all of the Halloween costumes from several merchants that I deal with and added them to each site. This way rather than visiting several costume stores you can browse on one site. If there is a coupon for the Halloween merchant you should see it when you click on a costume you like. Just visit any of the sites below and for best results use the search box on the page. No need to type in costume you can just type in whatever you’re searching for such as batman, fairy, witch, vampire, etc… Of course any store that you end up with will also have other specials and deals running besides the coupons we have on our sites. Plus all of the merchants will have plenty of costumes for the whole family also.

Mens Halloween Costumes

Womens Costumes

Costumes for Teens and Tweens

Boys Costumes

Girls Halloween Costumes

Toddlers Costumes

Baby Halloween Costumes

Oh, and thanks for shopping for your costumes and Halloween inflatables and yard decorations through our sites. It helps keep golden snowball going believe it or not. Have a great Halloween everyone!

Just a quick hello to anyone that still stops here every now and then. The last couple of days has had me thinking about the contest once again. With SU starting and winning the first football game of the season along with the cool rainy couple of days I think we all know that summer is coming to an end. Hopefully plenty of nice weather is still in the forecast before that naughty S word gets mentioned :). What a comeback game it was too. Way to go Syracuse and let’s keep that never give up spirit going all season long.

I figure I’ll spend a little time posting some shameless plugs for my shopping websites that are relevant for this time of the year. Several of my Halloween sites and a bowling site that seems to be starting to pick up now. So if you’re looking for bowling balls, bowling shirts and bowling shoes I have a site that has a few of the best bowling merchants on it. The prices are competitive even after you consider having your ball drilled. All the newest bowling balls for both dry and oily lanes. The bowling shirt merchant has some great prices on shirts for your whole bowling team. They have one of the largest selection of bowling shirts in all sizes. They also have a great selection of bowling shirt styles to choose from. You should also find good prices on new styles of bowling shoes for men, kids and women.

Click here for our bowling ball stores!

Snowflakes were flying around once again in some of the Golden Snowball cities today :( I think we are at that point, make that past that point where it’s time to say enough already. Don’t get me wrong! I would still love to see some more records broken instead of the cold rain but I don’t think it’s going to happen this late in the game.

So I think it’s time to throw in the beach towel (beach sounds good huh) and do a No Snow Dance to see if we can get the spring weather going. These cold and rainy with snowflakes days are getting old pretty fast. Not to mention my grass is as high as a few of the good snowfalls we’ve had this season. Nine more days and the 2010 – 2011 snow season will be just a memory. If it ever decides to end that is.

Here is Binghamton’s latest season at a glance:

1. 1993-1994 (131.3)
2. 1995-1996 (131.2)
3. 1992-1993 (122.7)
4. 1955-1956 (122.6)
5. 2002-2003 (117.6)
6. 2010-2011 (117.5 so far)
7. 1977-1978 (115.3)
8. 1969-1970 (114.0)
9. 1970-1971 (108.6)
10. 1957-1958 (108.3)

Have a Super Weekend All!

While the snow may still be coming down in some parts of the state, I figured now would be a good time to announce a new feature on the site, starting with the 2011-12 season.

Syracuse may be the snowiest among the five GSB cities, but where is Upstate NY’s snowiest residence? That’s where you come in! Yes, you! Unless of course, you don’t live in Upstate NY, then this has nothing to do with you. Sorry. Starting with next season, we will be asking for our readers to state how much snow they’ve had every day. We’ll add up the totals throughout the season, and the winner will be given the golden shovel! While we’re still dealing with the remnants of this season, we are looking forward to the next one, and hope you all are too!

In other exciting news…

April Fool’s!

Have a great day everyone!