According to section 13, rule #6 – the snow contest will end on the last day of April it’s time to yell out those famous words, IT’S A WRAP. Congratulations Syracuse on winning the 2013 – 2014 Golden Snowball Contest. WTG Syracuse! :)
I have to give Kudos to Buffalo who came up just a little over a couple of inches short this season. This seasons snow contest was the closest it’s been since the resurrection of the Golden Snowball contest. The next closest snow race was back in the 2007 – 2008 when Syracuse bested Rochester by just 3.1 inches of snow.
This seasons victory gives Syracuse it’s second consecutive win since being topped by Rochester in the 2011 – 2012 snow season. I was thinking that Buffalo was going to slip ahead a few times at the end but they just couldn’t pull a couple of more inches from Father Winter. Buffalo’s last couple of seasons have been pretty wimpy as far as snow goes but this season was their highest snow total since the 2001 – 2002 season.
OK, as for section 13, rule #6, Nah, doesn’t exist although I kind of wish it did. Several years back we agreed that the contest would be called on May 1st no matter how close the race is. You can read my thoughts on that in a post below. I did call two of the stations with the National Weather Service to get a little bit of input last night. Both agreed that the chances are pretty slim that Buffalo will get more than a couple of inches this late in the year. Buffalo has only had 4 seasons out of something like the past 130 years where they received over 2 inches in May. One of the guys said it was probably less that a 5% chance of it happening and the last time was in 1989. Of course now that I said that we all know it will happen. Let’s hope not and let’s hope we all move into the nice warm, sunny weather pattern for the summer.
Thanks to all of you who visited the GSB site this season and a Big Thanks to those of you who took the time to drop some of your hard earned money by leaving a donation to the site. I truly appreciate it A big Thanks also to the media, Sean and the others who cover the snow contest each season to make it grow every year.
You may want to check out the National Snow Contest at www.goldensnowglobe.com
A Big Congrats to Syracuse, Winner of the 2013 – 2014 Golden Snowball Trophy! Have an awesome spring and summer everyone.