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Syracuse has added a few snowflakes to widen their lead on second place Buffalo. Syracuse now leads by 7.2 inches as of the last update. Don’t worry Buffalo fans, there is still plenty of time left to catch Syracuse and win the Golden Snowball trophy. It seems like every time I look at the radar something is falling in Buffalo. Hopefully they keep the pressure on Syracuse. Buffalo is also doing good this season in the National Snow Contest Here.
Rochester managed to slip and slide past Binghamton the last update and are now in third place. I want to say that Rochester is having a bad year as far as snow goes but they are actually over their average snow totals for where they should be for this time in the season.
Now while I was sleeping and I don’t know how I missed this Buffalo and Albany slid past what their snow totals for the entire season. Buffalo has 106.1 inches of snow right now and what they get on average for the entire season is 94.7. Albany is at 65.2 right now and their entire season averages 59.1. Way to go Buffalo and Albany on being the first cities to go over you seasonal totals. Binghamton most likely is next needing only 0.8 inches to pass their normal. Of course this season I don’t think anything has been too normal across the country as far as snow and cold goes.
First off a Big Shout Out to the Syracuse men’s basketball team for pulling off another unbelievable come from behind victory once again against Pittsburgh. For those of you who were lucky enough to catch the game you can relate to it doesn’t get any better than that. WTG Syracuse, keep it going and Thanks for the exciting season so far
Speaking of a come from behind victory that’s what it’s going to take to knock Buffalo off the top of the snow hill. Buffalo has been sitting up there for awhile now just looking down on the rest of us. Syracuse has been chipping away at Buffalo’s lead the last week or so to bring Buffalo’s lead to less than a foot of snow now. With the storm that’s going on to the east it will be interesting to see if Syracuse can at least tap into a couple inches of snow from it. Buffalo is currently ahead by 9 inches of snow over 2d place Syracuse.
Right now it’s looking like Albany and probably Binghamton will make out the best from this storm that’s going on right now. My grandson who is down in the Carolina’s is at least getting to have some fun in the snow He’s been out in the snow a couple of times here but normally when they visit the timing hasn’t been great for any decent snow. The last storm they got down in the south he got out in it and learned that snow is really cold by falling face first in it. I think he’s learned
One other note is that a visitor suggested that I start putting the time when I post the stats which I thought was a great idea. I normally do if I am doing several updates during a storm but not every day. Anyways providing I remember I will put the time of the update at the top of the snow stats where I have it right now. This kind of gives you an idea if the stats were just from the previous day or if some of the current days snow stats were added too. Normally any of the updates before 5 – 6 PM only include the previous days snow totals. Obviously I try to get a couple updates in a day if I see it is snowing in one of the cities. Stay Tuned, it should be interesting to see how the cities lineup when this storm to the east is over. It is sooo close but yet sooo far away
Have a Great Day All!
Yesterday I decided it was time to do the highly anticipated Snow Dance to help Syracuse hold on the Golden Snowball trophy. Give it about 36 hours to kick in though. Right now it is freezing and sunny as can be in the Syracuse area. Let’s just hope I didn’t get my dances mixed up and ended up doing a Sun dance instead of the snow dance. Next thing you know it will be in the 70′s here in Syracuse while the rest of the nation is freezing. Hmmm, that may not be a bad thing Huh Make me wonder if Ellen (NYCO) remembered to put the Snow God out this season…
Lake Erie has frozen over so it’s advantage Syracuse, Rochester and Binghamton right? Ummm, not quite and as a matter of fact Buffalo keeps adding to their snow totals for the 2013 – 2014 snow season while also increasing the lead over the other cities.
Buffalo is now an even foot of snow over the next snowiest city, Syracuse. If Syracuse, Binghamton and Rochacha get snow Buffalo gets more. Just an inch or so but it is starting to add up and so far a mainly frozen lake Erie hasn’t slowed Buffalo down yet. The same is happening in the National Snow Contest where Erie, PA holds a decent lead and seems to add snow just about everyday even though their main source is also Lake Erie. Buffalo has slowly been chipping away at Erie’s lead though in that contest. Go Buffalo.
One of our visitors to the national snow site, The Snowiest City in the US made a post about Lake Erie, Buffalo and Erie, PA. Quoting Bryan,”Lake Erie frozen over pretty good but can still produce some lake effect from the following ways: moisture flux through the ice itself, moisture from cracks in the ice (often the wind can shift ice fields), and moisture through holes in the ice. Even brief thaws can open up the lake a bit. Also, friction and convergence from moisture going over the frozen surface can enhance snow somewhat. Finally, central Lake Huron is still open so Erie can still get lake effect off Huron in a NW flow, but even this is greatly diminished as Huron is freezing over pretty good this year. Having said that, Syracuse has plenty of time to catch up with Erie as they can get good snows off Ontario (they have lake effect snow warnings as I type this) and any good Nor’easter that sends heavy snow just a bit more inland than the past couple storms could easily put Syracuse in the lead”.
The only other news is that Rochester has finally slipped past Binghamton by a few snowflakes to take over the number 3 spot on the snow hill. Something in the back of my mind tells me Rochester is going to make a run sometime soon.
Have a Great Day All!
Buffalo keeps piling on the snow and now has a pretty decent lead over the rest of the Golden Snowball cities. Buffalo has almost a foot of snow more than Syracuse who is currently in second place in the snow contest.
I think the big news is that as of yesterday 1/8/14 Buffalo has had more snow this early in the season than ALL of last season. Buffalos”(?) current snow total as of yesterday is 62.9 inches. Buffalo only received 58.8 inches of snow for the entire 2012-2013 snow season. WTG Buffalo
Buffalo also set a date record with 7.6 inches of snowfall beating the old record of 6.6 inches dating all the way back to 1942. If my math is correct and don’t forget it normally isn’t, so far Buffalo has a 3 day total 17.6 inches. Jeesh, isn’t Lake Erie frozen over yet?
I don’t think the rest of us have to worry just yet because we still have about 3 more months of snow left. In other words it is still just the beginning of our snowy season and we all know from past years that one good storm changes everything.
Have a Great Day All
Buffalo has taken the lead in the Golden Snowball contest and did it in style picking up 7 inches of snowfall. I was hearing about the blizzard warnings that were issued for the Buffalo area and was wondering what the new totals would be. Way to go Buffalo and keep it going or is that keep it snowing
Buffalo is now only 3.6 inches away from having more snow so far this season than all of last season which was 58.8 inches.
Buffalo’s 7 inches of snow yesterday just missed setting a date record which is 7.3 inches set back in 1963. I was reading about the high winds, blizzard conditions and the highway being closed by the governor so no doubt it had to have been pretty nasty to the west, The same is going on and has been to the north of Syracuse,
The chances are that Buffalo will most likely move up in the National Snow contest also. Depending on what Grand Rapids has to report Buffalo may move into second place in that snow contest. Give me a little bit of time and I’ll get a top 10 update done at the National Snow Contest the Golden Snow Globe site.
Have an Awesome Day All
Happy Super Bowl Sunday Everyone After your lucky numbers come in feel free to cheer for mine which are 49ers 9 – Ravens 8 or 49ers 4 – Ravens 3 Good Luck to All
Finally Buffalo is covered in the white gold and are moving up the snow hill. Buffalo added 7.8 inches of snow to their totals yesterday moving them into 3rd place and dropping Binghamton down to 4th place now. Better yet is that Buffalo is just half an inch away from The Rock, currently in 2nd place. Way To Go Buffalo!!!
Syracuse still holds a pretty decent lead but remember that’s just a storm or two ahead of the other cities. With a whole lot of winter left ignoring what the over sized rats had to say yesterday the snow contest is far from being over or even a run away yet.
Have an Awesome Day Everyone