5:00 PM Update – Buffalo moves into 3rd place! The numbers just came out for Buffalo, Rochester Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany and the snowfall totals should be caught up as of 4PM today for this last blast of the white gold. The stats chart above should be up to date.
Buffalo set another record for todays date and it isn’t slowing down there yet. They seem to be caught in the perfect band of snow coming off the lake and it’s just not moving at all. Watch out Rochester, watch your back Syracuse!
Buffalo so far has 7.4 more inches of snow breaking the date record that went way back to 1914.
Albany set another date record picking up 6.3 inches so far today.
Syracuse just reported 5.3 inches
Rochester shows 3.8 inches and Bingo so far is slagging for this last storm with 3.1 inches of snowfall. WHAT A WAY FOR WINTER TO BEGIN,EH?
12/21 3:00 PM Update – There still isn’t much new snow being reported yet from early this morning but once the reports from NOAA get updated we’ll do an update. Looking at the radar Buffalo could be making a move for second place right now for the fact that their lake effect machine seems to have been running for awhile now. Who knows, they may even try to slip into the lead if it doesn’t stop sometime soon. Nothing in the Syracuse area for now and the sun even peaked out for a few minutes. Stay tuned for a change in the Golden Snowball lineup later this evening when some new stats come out. Just a warning for those of you heading out. The winds are suppose to pick up quite a bit and with all the snow on the ground most likely whether it’s snowing or not it will probably get a little bit hairy driving with the wind blown snow.
Well maybe not all but happy winter to some of you anyways. The sledders, skiers, etc! If I’m right and remember normally I’m not, Winter will start December 21st 2008 at 7:04 am EST this morning. Normally I try to make it a point to look out the window at the change of seasons just to say goodbye to one and welcome the new season but come on, 7:04 am on a Sunday morning is pushing it a little. If it was at 7:04 in the evening I may have done my normal goodbye – hello thing but I’ll pass on this one most likely unless by some kind of fluke I’m up that early I’ll say goodbye to autumn before I go to bed tonight and hello to winter when I wake up in the morning.
It’s always kind of hard to except that with the snow we normally receive before winter like this season that winter is just starting isn’t it? Well it is and for those of you who aren’t too crazy abut the cold and snow just keep telling yourself that spring is just around the corner. Ummm, then another corner and another and…. You get the point I’m sure. For the snow lovers we have probably a good 3 months or so of the fun white fluffy stuff to play around in so enjoy it while it lasts. Spring is just around the…Yeah, I already went there huh.
Anyways keep an eye out on your local weather forecast for today because another storm will be dropping snow on most if not all of the Golden Snowball cities and a bunch of other towns starting early Sunday morning. Right now there are a few warnings out and a whole lot of snow advisories posted. The chances are it will be snowy and windy so as always take it easy driving. More to come later in the day.
HAVE A GREAT WINTER EVERYONE!!! (Wow it’s been a whole year since that was said)