Who would of thought that Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo would even be close to their season snow averages this soon with the way the stats were just a couple of weeks ago. Not me! One good storm along with some lake effect has put the 3 city’s on track to at least hit the average annual snowfall and maybe then some.
It’s still a race and there is still a lot of time left for anything to happen for any of the cities. Like I said a couple of times, watch out for Rochester. They are showing some new snow almost every day now and it’s just a matter of time when they set up just right into some decent lake effect snow. As for Buffalo, they have always been sneaky when it comes to their snow. Look what they snuck in on us all in October, 22+ inches which will be a record that will be hard for any of the cities to topple.
Don’t let Syracuse’s 104.3 inches of snow fool ya’s into thinking it’s a wrap. Wayyyy too much time left in the season and I don’t think we are done with the coastal storms either yet. I’m thinking at least a couple more of them which normally benefit the south-east cities in New York but they have hung to the west more than once. If that happens Rock City could benefit by the storm and the lake effect just like Syracuse did this last one.
Greg Lavadas from the Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester has an article out today about the contest at http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20070219&Category=NEWS01&ArtNo=702190332&Ref=AR