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It was Buffalo by a flake a couple of days ago then Rochester slipped past them for the lead and as of now it’s Syracuse on top of the snow hill. WTG Syracuse
What is really standing out right now other than all of the lead changes and how close the snow contest is so far is Albany. Look at Albany’s totals so far for the season, about double their normal snow totals for this time of year and more than 16 inches above what they had last season at this time. No doubt it would be a shocker if Albany ever won the contest
It’s been snowing off and on here in the Syracuse area so there will be more snow to add to their totals. Is any of the other cities getting snow?
Have a Great Day All – See Snow, Drive Slow
Updated 12/15 8:30 PM – Hold the press! That was a short lived lead for Syracuse. The last update from NOAA shows that Buffalo has taken the lead by 1 snowflake or a tenth of an inch. Really, it’s Buffalo on top, for a little while anyways but it’s nice to see them in the top spot. There is a good chance that come morning there may be another lead change for the fact that Rochester wasn’t showing any new stats for whatever reason. Stay Tuned and WTG Buffalo. Could this be their season that they take the trophy?
Updated 12/15 10:00 AM – Syracuse has taken the lead from The Roc who is now tied with Buffalo for second. It’s Syracuse on the top of the snow hill but only by an inch. I’m loving how 4 of the Golden Snowball cities are keeping up with each other and keeping it close so far this season
When I was doing this update I was actually pulling for Buffalo believe it or not because it seems like it’s been quite awhile since they have been able to hold onto the lead. All is pretty quiet right now and we’ll see what the later day update has to show as far as snow totals go.
Have a Great Day All and GO SU ORANGE BASKETBALL TODAY
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OK, I received an email that I can’t find now but I think it was from maybe Dave pointing out that Buffalo jumped ahead of Syracuse. I’m not sure if they will be ahead come morning but they are up a couple of flakes right now.. Thanks for the heads up
It’s bedtime here for now and I’ll get another update in come tomorrow morning and hopefully a full update also on the National Snow contest.
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
Updated 12:10 AM Saturday – Just got a quick update in and it’s still Syracuse leading the Golden Snowball contest but they were bumped from the top of the National Snow contest. Have a great night all and if your looking for new 2014 calendars, check it out below for some decent deals this weekend :)
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Syracuse has taken the top spot for the first time this season. The lead changes continue but the top spot is up for grabs with Syracuse only holding a 0.4 inch lead over our good friends to the west, Rochester.
I just did an interview with Neeti from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. We were both thinking that Rochester was still in the lead in the National Snow contest but unfortunately that changed with yesterdays snowfall in CNY so I don’t know if there will be an article out or not. My guess is that Rochester will be back on the top sometime soon. It was fun talking to you Neeti
Syracuse has also moved up in the National Snow Contest and Rochester is pulling their own snow in that contest also. Buffalo has moved into the top 10 now too in that contest at www.goldensnowglobe.com
All of our cities are starting to blow away the snow totals from last season at this time into the contest and Buffalo has even showed up so far to play in our snow games Remember, Buffalo has been having a few wimpy seasons the last few years. Hopefully they are out of their snow drought now.
No doubt the top spot is in striking distance for at least 4 of our cities with just one little blast of some lake effect snow. Lets hope it stays this close throughout the season
Have an Awesome Weekend Everyone
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
Rochester is the first city to pick up over an inch of snowfall this season picking up 1.2 inches of snow yesterday. They have doubled the amount of snowfall over the new 2nd place spot which is held by Buffalo now. Really, Buffalo is near the top go figure
It seems like forever ago that Buffalo was near the top of our snow contest with the last couple of years being pretty wimpy winters for them. They had their first snowfall of the 2013 – 2014 snow season yesterday picking up 0.7 of an inch. Binghamton also had their first snowfall showing 0.2 inches of snow for yesterday which was just enough to put them in a tie with Syracuse, last seasons champ. Nothing to show for Albany!
This was the first lead change of the new snow season and no doubt it’s game on right now. I’m thinking there will probably be a lot of lead changes this season and I also have a feeling a few of our cities are going to get hammered this season. Hammered by snow that is More updates to come soon.
We also had another lead change in the National snow contest which I believe is the third lead change for the snowiest big city. You can check out those snow stats at The Golden Snow Globe Site.
Have a Super Awesome Day All and as always, “See Snow, Drive Slow”.
It seems the last couple of updates I’ve been adding some snow to all of the cities. It also seems like Buffalo and Rochester seem to be gaining on the rest of us. The question now is there enough time left for a couple more charges to the top of the snow hill.
I think there is enough time and it seems like March is a good month for some decent storms. There is one brewing to the west right now but from what I have been reading it is expected to stay more to the south of us when it comes through. I’m hoping that maybe the jet stream will move up to the north a bit and maybe tighten up the snow contest as we come closer to the end of the snow season. Let’s go GSB cities! Do a snow dance or something to get the contest closer Can the defending snow champions Rochester pull off a late season victory. Still enough time left for them to do it.
I’m going to try and get a full update in on the National Snow Contest over at www.goldensnowglobe.com . That snow race is still pretty close between Syracuse, Erie, Pa and Worcester, Mass. As of the last update Syracuse was holding on to lead but only by inches. Erie may be able to cash in on the storm coming through. It should be/get interesting
Have a GREAT Week 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