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Binghamton Wins This Snowball Fight Snow Totals Below
I just crunched some snow totals for the last two days. The 2-day snow storm totals are for Tuesday 3/14 and Wednesday 3/15. As always, keep in mind my fuzzy math but this is what I came up with. The totals are always taken from the National Weather Service.
Binghamton was the big winner of this snowball fight followed by Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, and Albany.
Two Day Snow Storm Totals 3/14 Thru 3/15
Binghamton, NY – 31.2 + 4.1 = 35.3 Inches
Rochester, NY – 16.4 + 9.9 = 26.3 Inches
Syracuse, NY – 18.9 + 5.5 = 24.4 Inches
Buffalo, NY 13.2 + 4.9 = 18.1
Albany, NY – 17.0 + Trace = 17.0 Inches
I also want to apologize for not posting this season as much as I would like to be. I also appreciate the emails I receive asking questions or just saying Thanks for keeping up the snow stats here. I love doing it, believe me 😉 We do have a group page on Facebook for both snow contests, the Golden Snowball and the National Golden Snow Globe snow contests. Just click the FaceBook picture on the page to join. It’s a fun group of people and all snow lovers and haters are welcome
Have a Great Day All!
WOW! If my math and stats are right (normally are a little iffy 😉 ), Binghamton, New York already has more snow for the 2016-2017 snow season than they had for ALL of their last season (2015-2016). According to the National Weather Service out of Binghamton, they are reporting 3.1 inches of new snowfall for today, 12/6. That brings Binghamton’s snow totals for the 2016-2017 snow season up to 32.9 inches so far and counting with pretty much the entire season ahead of us.
For the entire 2015-2016 snow season which begins July 1st and ends June 30th Binghamton only had a seasonal snowfall total of 30.0 inches. I have to say that I am impressed that it’s only December 6th and Binghamton has already surpassed their entire snow seasons totals. WTG Binghamton and keep piling it on 😉
2015-2016 Snow Season – 30.0 inches of snow.
2016-2017 Snow Season – 32.9 inches of snow.
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Updated 3/5 – First as always I want to give a big Thanks to Jack G. for your kind donation to the snow site. Thank You for taking the time, it helps out Big time and I really do appreciate it Jack
It looks like the unsolved case of the missing snow from Syracuse has been solved. I still don’t have a clue as to where it went to in the first place but the missing snowfall was added back to the totals for Syracuse and they now have a lead of over 5 inches over 2nd place Buffalo Like I mentioned below, this tends to happen from time to time and it looks like this time it was just an data input error by the NWS.
3/4 – It looked like Syracuse was adding to their snow lead over Buffalo and the rest of the cities until some of the previous snow amounts disappeared. Conspiracy? Nah, I don’t think the National Weather Service has any skin in the snow race 😉 This does happen from time to time and I believe it’s happened to Buffalo already at least once this season.
My guess is it’s an adjustment from a previous date or perhaps and error entering data. Like I said, this is common and if you think about all of the statistics being input everyday by the NWS how could it not happen from time to time… That said, I want my $%^#%^ snow back Oh yeah, I have to pretend I am unbiased here OK!
So the Golden Snowball contest just got a little closer and now Syracuse’s lead is only 2.7 inches as of the last update. Most of the cities continue to add some new snowfall to their totals and all of the GSB cities are over their normal average snowfall for this time in the season. Syracuse and Rochester are the only two cities that have less snow at this time last season. That could change pretty fast though.
Stay tuned and check out how close the National Snow Contest is also at the Golden Snow Globe snow site. Have a Great Day everyone
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Updated 12/11 5:30 PM – Well if you blinked then you missed it. Syracuse took over the lead (read below) from Buffalo after yesterdays snow totals were reported. That didn’t last long and Buffalo won today’s snowball fight picking up 8.0 inches so far and will probably be adding to that.
Buffalo also broke a date record already showing 8.0 inches so far today breaking the old record of 6.4 inches set back in 1970. WTG Buffalo. It may get even better for Buffalo when I do an update in the National snow contest. They have jumped into second place I believe and are launching a heavy attack on Grand Rapids, Michigan right now in an attempt to take over the top spot. I will be updating the top 25 in that contest in a bit. Check out the Golden Snow Globe Contest Here!
Drive Careful All and have an Awesome Night
Updated 12/11 – 9 AM – It’s official, Syracuse has taken the lead from Buffalo thanks to snow storm Damon which dropped 11.8 inches of snowfall yesterday in Syracuse. Syracuse also broke a date record while taking the lead breaking the old record of 8.4 inches which dated back to 1978.
Keep in mind that the snow stats are updated as of yesterdays snowfall. I don’t believe any of the overnight snow has been added so the snow lineup will most likely be changing come the next update later today…
The snow race is close and surprisingly all of the cities have a shot at the top spot including (snicker) Albany, NY which is in second place right now and only a couple of inches away from taking the lead. REALLY Buffalo dropped down to the number 3 spot on the snow hill and I’m sure they will be back on top in no time.
Surprisingly Rochester is still in last place. I thought they were going to climb out of last place with this storm but all of the Golden Snowball cities cashed in just enough to stay ahead of them. Still seems funny seeing The Rock in last. Then again it seems even funnier seeing Albany in 2nd place and with that much snow on the season this early. Right now Albany already has more than a third of their snowfall for the season. Go Albany!
Below are the storm totals we have so far and as always keep in mind my fuzzy math problem that I have 😉
Syracuse – 11.9
Albany – 9.7
Rochester – 8.7
Binghamton – 7.7
Buffalo – 1.3
Have a Great day and look for another update a bit later