The numbers are in and although the storm didn’t drop quite as much snow as we were hoping for daily records were broken. Believe it or not 4 out of the 5 goldensnowball cities broke snowfall records for the date and who would of thought that with 5.9 inches Albany was the only one that didn’t. Here are the numbers for yesterday compliments of NOAA.
Syracuse – 9.3 inches broke record from 1997
Rochester – 7.5 inches broke record all the way back to 1889???
Buffalo – 7.1 inches broke record from 2004
Binghamton – 5.9 inches broke the date snow record from 2004
Albany – 5.9 inches no record and believe it or not the record is over 9 inches for them.
As for Syracuse’s Normal yearly totals (read below) most likely we’ll be going with the 121.1 average which NOAA has at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/bgm/climate/syr/syr_normals.shtml but I’m going to crunch some more numbers to make sure and also check out the other cities averages.
The big question is did Syracuse hit their normal average for the season? Probably not. After doing some research after being contacted by Jim Teske at TV 9 along with the link above to some stats, there is a good chance that the averages that we use from another section of NOAA may not be correct. I also crunched some numbers from another section and came up with 120.1 compared to the 111.9 that NOAA has in the reports that we use here. More to come tomorrow but hopefully we will get some lake effect snow to put us over what may be the new total of 121.1 . Stay tuned! In the mean time Jim Teske has a good post going on with a summary of the winter so far at http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Teskes-Tidbits-1-29-09-The-One-About-The-Mid/MWxe2hAPmkKijIB6zN8-tw.cspx