Binghamton has jumped ahead of Buffalo this last update but only by a few flakes. Most of the Golden Snowball cities are now right around their normal snowfall averages for this time in the season and are starting to get a good jump on how much snow we had this time last year.
A couple of the cities, Syracuse and Rochester are more than a foot of snow above last season at this time. If my math is right and remember it’s me and I tend to use fuzzy math although not on purpose here are the differences from last season for the GSB cities.
Syracuse + 12.4
Rochester + 12.8
Binghamton + 5.7
Buffalo + 7.7
Albany + 1.8
It’s been so quiet this past week so that’s about all I got to post about. With this current storm that is hitting the east coast it could be interesting to see what tomorrow brings. In the mean time I did get a full update in on the National Snow Contest today at www.goldensnowglobe.com .
Have a Great Week All
I just updated the new snow stats from the National weather service and Rochester has taken back the top of the snow mountain from Syracuse with this last snow storm. Well snow storm for some of you but more of a rain storm here in Da’Cuse Congrats to Rochester and let’s hope the snow contest goes like this right to the end of the 2013 – 2014 snow season. Buffalo has even gotten in on this snowfall which is good considering the wimpy winters they have had the last couple of seasons Here are the totals so far which include yesterday and the snow being reported so far today. Let’s see how long The Rock can hold onto the now lead…
Rochester – 6.3
Buffalo – 4.5
Binghamton – 3.2
Albany – 1.7 MM
Syracuse – 0.7
Although Frank and I both had Rochester winning this round it’s looking like M. Creek is going to win this guesstimate game easily unless some snow starts falling fast and hard. WTG
I wanted to get an update in tonight on the National Snow contest over at www.goldensnowglobe.com but with the SU Basketball game coming on in a couple of hours I don’t think it’s going to happen unless it’s really late tonight. I will see if I can at least get a top 10 done over there though.
HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Syracuse was the king snowman yesterday so far picking up 4.5 inches of the white fluffy stuff yesterday. At least I hope it is fluffy and not wet heavy snow because I haven’t shoveled yet. Syracuse tied the date record of 4.5 inches going back to 1981. Albany finally got a peak at some snow picking up 0.4 inches.
Like a little kid I get all excited with the first decent snowfall of the season and went for a ride in the middle of a decent snow band that was hitting. The roads were slick with a few whiteouts from the windy lake effect snow band. I guess that it what makes LES so cool. The way the wind really picks up and how much snow can fall in a short amount of time when the snow band sets up over your house Of course I say I am like a little kid the first snowfall but I’m really like a little kid every time a storm or good lake effect snow hits. OK, maybe not so much so come around March when the shoveling starts getting a bit old.
I stayed up until around 2:30 this morning waiting for the new snow totals to come out from NOAA for Buffalo, Rochester and Albany so I would have a nice update this morning for you all buttttt. When the stats came out for those 3 cities all I saw was MM which means that they were missing the data. Wasn’t too happy about that of course and I wasn’t staying up until the 5am update, sorry about that. Then again overall NOAA is awesome with all of the information and stats they collect and post so I’ll stop my whining
The new totals include the snow from yesterday so they will be changing as the snow stats come in today and later tonight. I should be able to get at least one more update in later and we will see if all of the cities have more to add. My guess is they will.
A Picture From 11/23/2013 of Snow in Minoa, NY
Minoa, New York Snowfall
Enjoy your Sunday All and Drive Safe!
Nothing new to report other than so far we are all having a below average sissy kind of snow season. Binghamton continues to lead the Golden Snowball contest and Albany continues to trail the rest of the pack.
All of the cities have less snow than normal for this time of the season but all of the cities other than Albany also have more snow than last season at this time so far. So you ask me what does all of this mean? I tell you I don’t have a clue what it all means I do believe however that it is going to be a cold snowy 2013 – 2014 season or for most of it anyways. Here is the difference between the normal snowfall for this time of the year and what we all have so far.
Albany – - Minus 0.9 inches
Binghamton – Minus 1.2 inches
Buffalo – Minus 3.3 inches
Rochester – Minus 1.0 inches of snow
Syracuse – Minus 3.3 inches
So in other words for you snow haters out there, enjoy the wimpy 2013 – 2014 snow season that we have had so far. Father Winter is just taking it easy and planning out what he has in store for us down the snowy road
Have an awesome day all
Go Binghamton! Binghamton has taken the lead in the Golden Snowball contest slipping past Rochester by a couple tenths of an inch of snow. I saw some pictures earlier on the Binghamton National Weather Service Facebook page earlier and had a feeling that they may be the new leader. WTG Binghamton
Speaking of the Binghamton National Weather Service they are giving an online class tonight at 7:00 PM. The classes are very informative and they cover a lot including how to measure the snow and how to be a snow spotter which helps them out. There may still be time to register so check it out if you have some time in a little bit. Info is below from NOAA
Just a reminder that our second online winter weather spotter class is tonight starting at 7 PM. You have to register if you want to join us. You can do so here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/813782794 You must have a computer with internet access and a phone to participate. -Erik.
It looks like Binghamton didn’t like being toward the bottom of the snow hill next to Albany and who can blame them. Binghamton slipped past both Rochester and Buffalo to move into the second place slot. Now we need one or more of the Golden Snowball cities to make a run at Syracuse to keep this seasons snow race close.
Syracuse picked up a little more snowfall to move them past the 60 inch mark on the season. Buffalo and Rochester are snowing neck and neck being in a dead tie right now at 36.9 inches each. Then there is Albany. Ummm, enough said about Albany for the time being
The last I looked snow is suppose to be falling Wednesday in the North East so lets see if one of the cities can gain on Da’Cuse before we warm up again.
I’m going to try and get a top 10 update in today for the national snow contest over at www.goldensnowglobe.com . It’s been a close contest all season and as of the last update Erie, Pa was leading and probably still is.
Have a Great Day Everyone
I just did an update on the snow stats and see that Binghamton has been making out pretty good with this snowfall. They jumped from 4th place up to 2nd on the snow hill bumping both Rochester and Buffalo down.
After the slow start we have had the snow contest is starting to take shape and 3 of the Golden Snowball cities are within an inch of each other. Most of us have made up quite a bit of snow last week to get closer to our normal averages for the season. Here are the snow totals for yesterday.
Binghamton – 6.4
Syracuse – 4.7
Rochester – 4.2
Albany – 4.0
Buffalo – 2.9
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and rest them backs, that’s what I will be doing today. Well, after I shovel one last time
Binghamton was the first to report measurable snowfall this season starting out with just a couple of tenths of an inch of snow. They are the only Golden Snowball city to have a couple of snowfalls this seson also.
Right now we have 3 of the 5 cities reporting snow which include Bingo, defending champs Rochester and Albany. Yup Albany is ahead of Buffalo and Syracuse so far this season. For some reason my fingers seem to stutter while typing the 3 words defending champs Rochester I don’t know if it’s because up until last season the only winner since I started up the website was Syracuse or if it’s because I’m from Syracuse and I’m heart broken that the trophy most likely will be leaving the city of Syracuse very soon. Most likely the second reason
Some way, some how we will have to come up with a fun idea as to how the trophy should be handed over to the Mayor of Rochester. More to come on that and you all will be the first to know. We will also be posting our winter outlook forecasts pretty soon. You know the unofficial ones that include the color of my mustach, caterpillars and so on so stay tuned for that. I haven’t talked to Steven but if he is around this season I’m sure he has something up his coat sleeve too
Have an awesome week all.
Coming to you live from New York it’s the 2012 – 2013 Golden Snowball snow contest! Hello all, we hope you had an awesome summer. We sure did with plenty of poolside cocktails and soda pops to go with plenty of hot, hot days of sunshine. Now it’s just a memory of the past as the cold weather is upon us with the possibility of another storm coming up the coast.
Normally when I here storm I’m all in but because of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy and so many folks still without power I’m hoping this one passes by those on the East coast. I know I have several family members and friends who were and still are being affected by Hurricane Sandy. Most likely you do too. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.
Once again congrats to Rochester, last seasons champion Who would have thought that around 60 inches of snow would win the Golden Snowball contest. Not us that’s for sure but they did and you can bet all of the other cities will be out to dethrone them and knock them off from being the king of the snow hill this season.
That’s about it for now but I’m sure it’s only a matter of days, maybe even hours before one of our great cities has snow to report and gets on the snow board. Any thoughts on who this seasons snow champion will be?
Hey, have a fun, safe winter season and remember – See Snow – Drive Slow!