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Syracuse, NY Snows Into The Lead in Golden Snowball Snow Contest

Congrats to Syracuse on slipping past Buffalo and Rochester the last couple of days. All of the cities were pretty far behind what their normal average snowfall should be for this time in the season.

Syracuse broke a date snow record for today already with 8.8 inches of snow being reported so far beating the old record of 5.9 inches which goes back to 1951. That was enough snow to put Syracuse in the lead in the National Golden Snow Globe snow contest also. Erie, PA was winning the National snow contest which is for the bigger cities with a population of 100,000 or more as of the 2010 census. You can check out the Top 25 snowiest Big cities in the United States at www.goldensnowglobe.com.

I think we are going to see a lot of lead changes this snow season and it looks like Buffalo is ready to join in the snowball fights this season. Buffalo is way overdue to have a decent snow season and it should be a fun one at that :)

Have a Great Night All and Be Safe On The Roads :)

Rochester Slips Past Buffalo, Leads Snow Contest

Updated 12/11 7 PM – First off as always I just want to give a big Thanks to Faye H. for your recent donation and the first one of the season. Thanks for also pointing out something that I needed to change on the site. I appreciate you taking the time Faye :)
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It was a short visit to the top of the Golden Snowball contest for Buffalo. Buffalo knocked Syracuse out of first place yesterday and today it’s Rochester’s turn to knock Buffalo out of the top spot. As of this last update, Rochester leads the Golden Snowball snow contest. WTG Roc :)

Buffalo slid down to second place but is only 3 tenths of an inch behind Rochester. Syracuse dropped all the way down to the number 3 spot on the snow hill. The good news is, we will probably be seeing more changes in the next few days because I’m seeing a lot of reports of maybe a lot of snow which should be starting pretty soon if it hasn’t already in some of the cities. Stay safe and of course check with your local weather pros for the latest watches, warnings and forecasts.

Have a great night all :)
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Buffalo Leads Golden Snowball Snow Contest

I had a feeling that after watching the snowy Buffalo Bills game against the Indianapolis Colts that Buffalo was going to snow ahead of Syracuse in the New York Golden Snowball snow contest and they did. Buffalo also won the game playing in the snow which was fun to watch. WTG Buffalo :)

Buffalo leads Syracuse by 0.6 of an inch as of this last update and I’m guessing they will probably be adding more snow to their lead when the next update comes out tomorrow. Albany was in a tie with Rochester as of yesterdays snow stats but Rochester wasn’t having any of that and got enough snow to hold on to the 3rd place spot on the snow hill by themselves.

Last Seasons Snow Champs and Snowy Season

Binghamton which is the defending snow champs from last season, the 2016-2017 snow season is in dead last right now. It has to be lonely at the bottom of the Golden Snowball hill :) Binghamton had an awesome snow season last season and broke a ton of snow records for the city including the hardest to break, their highest seasonal snowfall totals on record. Right now Binghamton has 2.1 inches of snow compared to 40.3 inches on this date last season. What a difference a season makes but it’s still early.

Last season at this time in Binghamton was leading the Golden Snowball snow contest and Buffalo was in last place. The total opposite this season and you know what that means. OK, I don’t have a clue what that means but I do know it should be a fun snow season ahead and it’s only just begun.

Have a Great Night All :)

Buffalo Kicks Off 2017-2018 Golden Snowball Snow Contest

Buffalo, New York received just enough snow to start up the 2017-2018 Golden Snowball snow contest. Congrats Buffalo which received a tenth of an inch of snow at the airport on Halloween.

  • Let the New York Snow Games Begin
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    None of the other cities are reporting any measurable snowfall so far so Buffalo takes the early lead in the Golden Snowball contest. It also puts Buffalo in the Top 10 in the National Golden Snow Globe snow contest tied with several other cities with a tenth of an inch of snowfall on the season. Lakewood, Colorado leads the National snow contest right now with 4.5 inches.

    Last season at this time Buffalo was the only city without any snow and on the bottom of the snow hill with Albany on the top of the snow hill :) That’s what makes this snow contest so much fun. None of us know which city is going to win when a new season begins. Syracuse is the favorite being the snowiest Big city in the country but I don’t think Mother Nature or Father Winter pay too much attention to that.

    Last season Binghamton out snowed all of the cities to win the Golden Snowball contest by just 3 tenths of an inch over Syracuse. Binghamton is the defending snow champions this season. Several seasons back Rochester, NY upset Syracuse to wear the crown for a year. It’s always fun as the season plays on. That’s what the snow contests are about, having fun and passing the months by as we wait for the warm weather to return.

    About The Golden Snowball Snow Contest

    The 5 cities that are in the New York Golden Snowball contest which started up back in the 1970’s are Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, NY. It’s just a fun snow contest that was started up by a few meteorologists from the Rochester national weather station that has since closed. Click Here for more info about the Golden Snowball contest.

    Click here for the Current Snow Stats! I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun with all of you like we do every snow season. Just think, the fun has just begun and it’s going to be a longgg snow season. Good Luck to all of your cities πŸ˜‰

    Have a Great Day All!

    First off, as always I want to say Thank You to Amy G., William M., Kelly R., Kurt R., Cooper Computer Consulting, Alberta P., and Bob W. for your donations this season. I truly appreciate them and they do help. Thanks All :)
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    Mother Nature Past Favors Binghamton in Golden Snowball Contest

    Right now, only 3 tenths of an inch separate Binghamton and Syracuse so I wanted to take a look at several different snow statistics from the past to see what the odds are right now of Binghamton, NY winning the 2016-2017 Golden Snowball snow contest. I took a look at several different snow stats from the past which include last season’s snow totals, the latest date and the amount of snow that both cities received measurable snow and how much snow both cities receive in April and May on average.

    This will be the biggest upset since I have been keeping the snow stats and will equal the big upset since the snow contest started back in the 70’s which was the only other time that Binghamton has won. Binghamton’s only other win was in the 1982-1983 snow season. There were at least 2 other times that Binghamton beat the other Golden Snowball cities in the past but that was before the snow contest was started.

    30 Year Average Seasonal Snowfall

    I’m sure most of you who follow the snow contest already know that Syracuse is the favorite at the beginning of every snow season which is why Binghamton has made this season so much fun. Syracuse averages 123.8 inches according to the last 30 years which rolls every 10 years I believe, meaning that the next new update for snow averages will be coming out in 2020 if I’m correct. The last one was in 2010. Keep in mind that normally, I’m not though :)

    30 Year Average Seasonal Snowfall for Golden Snowball Cities

    Syracuse – 123.8
    Rochester – 99.5
    Buffalo – 94.7
    Binghamton – 83.4
    Albany – 59.1

    Advantage Syracuse!

    Which City Receives the Most Snow in April & May

    Does Syracuse or Binghamton receive the most snow in the months of April and May? Below are the snow totals for the two cities for April and May according to the National Weather Service out of Binghamton.

    April Snowfall Averages –

    Syracuse = 3.8 inches
    Binghamton = 4.3 inches

    May Snowfall Averages –

    Syracuse = 0.1
    Binghamton = 0.1

    May and April Combined Snow Totals –

    Syracuse = 3.9 inches
    Binghamton = 4.4 inches

    So far this season as of 4/18 for the month of April Binghamton has received 2.1 inches of snow and Syracuse has received 0.3 inches of snow.

    Advantage Binghamton

    The Latest Date Binghamton and Syracuse Received Measurable Snow

    The thing that scares me the most at the end of each snow season in the Golden Snowball contest is calling the winner on May 1st when the snow contest is so close. This season it is especially close and I am already dreading it. The date isn’t my choice but it was a date that was picked several years ago by one of the representatives of the city of Syracuse. The calendar snow season according to the National Weather Service starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th. In other words, they record any snowfall amounts that fall during the calendar snow season. So if Binghamton or Syracuse receive snow after May 1st, it should still be counted in my opinion :( End of whine πŸ˜‰ OK, below are the dates that are the latest both cities have received measurable snowfall.

    Latest Date Recorded For Measurable Snow –

    Syracuse received 1.2 inches of snow on May 17th in 1973. Date of record 1902 to Present.

    Binghamton received 1.7 inches of snow on May 18th in 2002. Date of record 1951-Present.

    Narrow Advantage Binghamton :)

    Are We Done With Snow For The Season

    Obviously, the biggest question right now is are we done with snow this season in the Northeast? The obvious answer is the only one that knows is Mother Nature and I’m guessing that my chances of getting an interview with her are zero πŸ˜‰ There is one thing I did notice today while doing the last update. None of the cities in the Golden Snowball contest received any more snow for the rest of the season from here on.

    If you look at the snow chart which was updated today on the main page where it shows This Time Last Season, you will see that it is also the final snow totals for all of the cities last season. If this season comes to an end like last season did then it is obviously –

    ADVANTAGE and CHECKMATE by Binghamton πŸ˜‰

    Stay tuned because it’s not over until the fat man sings and I’m not singing yet πŸ˜‰ Have a Great night all!

    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 πŸ˜‰ 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!

    First as always I want to give a big Thanks to those of you who have donated to the snow site. They really helped out a lot and I appreciate them. Thank You Adam B., Kerry H. and Keith S. for taking the time πŸ˜‰
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    OK, I know Buffalo and Rochester still trail Syracuse by 20 plus inches of snow this season but it looks like Buffalo may be closing the snow gap come the next update. I’m not sure about Rochester though.

    Syracuse should be adding a little to their snow totals when the evening update is posted by the National Weather Service but I have a feeling Buffalo will be adding a lot more. I took a peek at the radar this morning before I headed to bed and it looked like some decent Lake Effect snow was just getting ready to head into Buffalo. I’m not sure how long it lasted but it looked like a decent snow band.

    I’m looking at the radar right now and it looks like another band of Lake Effect is getting ready to drop down into Buffalo again. It should be interesting to see if Buffalo can get enough snow to make the snow contest close again. Let’s face it, it’s just not as much fun unless there is a snowball fight going on at the top of the snow hill.

    All of the cities continue to be wayyy behind what their average snowfall to date should be right now. All of the cities are also way behind what they had at this time last season which the numbers above show. Luckily there is a lot of time left in the 2015-2016 snow season and I’m sure that makes everyone happy :) Stay Tuned for another update a little later and try to stay warm.

    Have an Awesome Day!