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
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.
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”.
Let the games begin! Syracuse has started the new season with a wimpy 0.2 of an inch of snow but enough to get things started This is the first measurable snowfall of the season. Well I was starting to sweat out my last post about the snow season and the Golden Snowball contest starting up. Thank God NOAA came through with some snow stats, measurable snow stats to start the season up.
Albany is showing MM right now which means they haven’t reported yet or don’t know what to report yet. I was surprised to see just a trace of snow with the other GSB cities expecting at least Binghamton to report some measurable snowfall.
Then I went into panic mode when Brian Cubbison from the Post Standard posted something about the contest based on my earlier post for the fact when I looked at the stats earlier no snow was being reported yet. OK, Enough rambling and it is official now Let the snow games begin
Have a Super Day All
I finally woke up this morning to see some of that white fluffy gold in the sky falling and even sticking to the ground a bit. I figured a couple tenths of an inch where I live which is just outside of the city of Syracuse and not too far from the airport where they measure the snowfall for Da’Cuse. It also looked like it was snowing down toward Binghamton’s way so there is a good chance that we may have Liftoff for the new 2013 – 2014 snow season. The question now is which city/cities started it up this season?
How about Rochester or Buffalo? Any snow to report there today? From what I have been reading it’s suppose to be a cold winter this year which could mean some decent Lake Effect Snow for some of us. I’ll post an update later this afternoon or evening when NOAA posts the new stats from earlier today. Remember, ALL of the stats are courtesy of the national weather service and to this day it still amazes me how much info they have on their website.
On one other note there is a rumor going around about a big storm come the end of next week. After reading around about that it seems that right now it’s WAYYYY to far for the pros to predict but if everything falls in place perfectly it is a possibility that it just may pan out. Chances are they won’t be able to pin it down until some time next week so I wouldn’t worry about it just yet or is that I wouldn’t get excited about the Nor’easter just yet
Have an Awesome Day All
Nothing measurable to report yet for the Golden Snowball cities but that could change anytime now. Just a trace of snow for Syracuse and Binghamton being reported so far. I did hear about some white stuff falling around Binghamton so we will see if that gets reported in the update later today/this evening.
My daughter is in town from the Carolina’s and I just took my Grandson for a nice brisk walk. Gotta show him where his roots are from. I think I was colder than he was and he handled it like a trooper from the North
The national snow contest has started and it’s all Colorado. I just did an update on th National Snowiest City site yesterday. You can check that out at Goldensnowglobe . com.
Have a Great Day All
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Syracuse added quite a few snowflakes to their lead over 2nd place Rochester and also set a date record for Tuesday, 4/2/13. Syracuse picked up 10.5 inches of snow yesterday breaking the old date record of 1.4 inches back in 1991. Syracuse also has a shot at breaking their all time snow total record for the month of April which is 16.4 inches back in 1983 if it continues for a day or two. I think if they don’t break it by tonight I’m just about ready to say no problem, let’s move onto Spring.
Sean Kirst, journalist for the Post Standard and Syracuse.com put out a good article about this last late season snowfall in Syracuse and also how it helped them overtake Worcester, MA and Erie, PA in the national snow contest. Check out Sean’s article at here at Syracuse.com.
For some reason I’m starting be one of the most hated person on my facebook page. I’m talking my page that is all family and friends. Every time it snow I get posts like cut the crap Pat, enough already Pat, You better not do another snow dance, and a bunch of other posts on my facebook page and this is family also. It’s like my snow dances really have an effect on the weather OK, they really do and I did do one that ticked a bunch of people off but now that Syracuse has the lead in both the Golden Snowball Contest and the National Golden Snow Globe Contest I can finally do a Spring dance. Who knows, maybe I’ll do a spring ballet dance just to prove that I really am a team player. Nah, that isn’t happening
My neighbor across the street even called and said enough. She mentioned that I was or the snow was going to kill all of her flowers that just started to spring up. I told her just let us get ahead of Worcester, Mass and that will be the end of me wishing for more snow. Plus I told her that her flowers will be fine, that they are New Yorkers and they can handle it. We all made it through another winter/spring in New York and I suppose even I have to say that it’s time to move on to our Spring season. What’s left of it anyways
Have a SUPER SNOWLESS Week Everyone