7 comments on “It’s a Wrap – Syracuse Wins the 2007 – 2008 Golden Snowball Award

  1. LOL General to the Dr. Evil plan. I think you should have had all the residents in Buffalo bring their fans down to the lake Tuesday when the temperatures were just right for some good lake effect snow.

    Congrats on your winter outlook and no doubt you did kick my butt with the predictions. All I can say about that is that all those near hits that missed this season killed my predictions. So many coastal storms that should of, could of but didn’t take shape. Great job Steve ; )

    Lol, Tom! Maybe we can even try a few fans over Onondaga lake next year. Nah, better not try that until it gets cleaner than it is :)

    Eric, thanks for the cool picture. I just posted the Crunchie snowman. I can’t say that I am a big hockey fan but I do watch it every now and then. The crunch are playing great hockey from what I have read and hopefully they take it all. Syracuse needs a championship under their belts.

    Batch, I still can’t imagine life without the four seasons. Unfortunately this snow season had so many blank days without snow at least the GSB cities did anyways. Of course places like Tug Hill and the others had a pretty decent winter with a lot of snow that stuck around. I’m glad you enjoy the site and thanks. I had fun this season also.

  2. Just wanted to say thanks for the updates and the work that has gone into this site. I have been living in the Orlando Florida area for the past 25 years and have missed much of this kind of fun being born and raised just ouside of Syracuse. It’s been fun and would love to have that fan blow some of that white stuff down this far

  3. Yippe! DaCuse won!

    Let’s do it again next year!

    BTW General, I will steal your fan and put it over lake Ontario!

  4. I’ll hide it here for now, but come this weekend front page news on GSB will be how The General kicked Pat “The so called Oracle’s” but in snow casting this season. I followed up my awesome rookie year of snow casting at a 13.1% overall error and dropped it down to a 5.0% overall error in my total forcasting this season! Yeah last season I had two cities withing 2.1% of their actual vs forcasted, but this year by biggest city error was only 17% compared to a 35% error the season before. The stats speak for themselves!

    CITY —– PREDICTED —– ACTUAL —– (PERCENT DIFFERENCE)

    The General’s 2007-2008 Predictions
    Albany ——— 65 ——- 61.6 ———- (+5.2%)
    Bingo ———– 85 ——- 70.7 ———- (+16.8%)
    Buffalo ——— 105 —— 103.8 ——– (+1.1%)
    Rochester —– 95 —— 106.0 ——— (-11.6%)
    Syracuse —– 125 —— 109.1 ——– (+12.7%)

    TOTAL ——— 475 —— 451.2 ——– (+5.0%)

    Pat’s 2007 – 2008 Predictions
    Albany ———– 72 ——- 61.6 ——– (+14.4%)
    Bingo ———— 106 —— 70.7 ——– (+33.3%)
    Buffalo ———- 123 —— 103.8 ——- (+15.6%)
    Rochester —– 121 —— 106.0 ——- (+12.4%)
    Syracuse —— 151 —— 109.1 ——- (+27.7%)

    TOTAL ———- 573 —— 451.2 ——- (+21.3%)

    The General’s 2006 – 2007 Preditions
    Albany ———- 70 ——– 45.9 ——– (+34.4%)
    Bingo ———– 95 ——— 78.6 ——– (+17.3%)
    Buffalo ——— 120 ——– 88.9 ——- (+25.9%)
    Rochester —- 105 ——– 107.2 ——- (-2.1%)
    Syracuse —– 140 ——– 140.2 ——- (-0.1%)

    Total ———— 530 ——— 460.8 —– (+13.1%)

  5. Well looking back on the stats, this was the closet contest (3 cities wise) in terms of final snowfall numbers. One 30 minute lake effect squall could have totally changed the standings.

    Congrats to the cuse, but hate to tell you Buffalo is taking the trophy in 08-09!

    My summer plans…
    1. Installing the world’s biggest fan around the cleveland waterfront to provide a 24/7 non stop flow of southwest wind over lake erie.
    2. Super heating lake erie to a record 150 degrees F come November, then turning my fan on.. wow that would be nuts!

    Yeah who has Dr. Evil’s phone number I need to call out the big guns this summer!

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