Buffalo has been closing in on Syracuse the last few days but looking at the radar right now and the snow falling it looks like it may be advantage Syracuse. A lake effect snow band has been hitting Syracuse off and on while it looks like the snow band off of Lake Erie has been hanging to the south of Buffalo. Who is getting snow right now?
It also looks like The Roc is getting some snow from a decent snow band around the Rochester area right now. It will be interesting to see if Rochester can catch up a little with the snow that is falling and expected to fall there today and tomorrow.
Syracuse and Buffalo both finally hit the two feet of snow mark yesterday and it’s still hard to believe that it didn’t happen this season until January 17th. All 5 of the Golden Snowball cities are still well behind their average snow totals for this time in the season but today’s snow could change that for a couple of the cities.
Rochester and Binghamton have been quiet so far this season but from reading around and looking at the radar it looks like Rochester is going to tap into some decent lake effect snow also if they haven’t already. Rochester and Binghamton are both under a foot of snow for the season as of the last update which doesn’t include the overnight snow. Then there is Albany, enough said 😉
Keep checking your local forecasts for today and tomorrow because the National Weather Service has several watches and warnings out for some of the cities. Syracuse is under a Lake Effect Snow Warning until January 19, 07:00 PM EST.
Rochester is under a Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect from January 18, 07:00 AM EST until January 19, 07:00 PM EST.
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Stay tuned for another update when the new snow stats come out a little bit later today. No doubt it will be interesting to see what the cities have gotten so far
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Syracuse has snowed their way into first place and the top spot on the snow hill in the Golden Snowball contest. A nice way to start out the New Year and Happy New Year from my family to yours
I’ll have to look back but I am pretty sure this is the first time that Syracuse has been in the lead this season. WTG ‘Cuse! I’m not sure how long Syracuse can hold on to the snow lead now that the cold air has finally arrived in all of the GSB cities. I’m still just shaking my head that the city leading on January 1st this season only has 4.4 inches of snow so far.
I just combined all of the cities snow totals for this season and it only come out to 17.2 inches of snow if my math is right. That is still less than what Albany’s average totals should be for this time in the season. Yeah, a pitiful snow season so far to say the least.
Stay tuned because I think there may/will be a few changes by the time the weekend is over. Have an awesome night all and Have a Great New Year!
Updated 6 PM 1/2/2015 – After a big snow storm it there always seems to be one of the stations that show MM which means more or less not reporting . This last update it’s Rochester’s snow stats that we have to wait for. So in other words these are the latest snow totals as of around 4 PM for all of the cities except for The Roc.
So far depending on what Rochester has to report it looks like it will be either Buffalo or Albany winning this latest round in the snowball fight. Hard to tell if it’s still snowing around Albany and if they will have more to add. Either way it looks like Buffalo will be adding a little to their snow lead. Below are the snow stats from the snowstorm that hit yesterday and today for all of the cities except for Rochester. As always, keep in mind my fuzzy math 😉
Buffalo – Yesterday 4.4 – Today 7.8 Total = 12.2
Albany – Yesterday Trace – Today 11.8 Total = 11.8
Binghamton – Yesterday 1.9 – Today 8.6 Total = 10.5
Syracuse – Yesterday 1.2 – Today 8.5 Total = 9.7
Rochester – Yesterday 2.3 – Today MM, not reporting?
Updated Noon 1/2/2015 – It looks like this latest snow storm has just about passed through all of the Golden Snowball cities except for Albany at last glance at the radar. It should be interesting to see which of the cities got the most snow this last round. Lets hope that it isn’t Buffalo because their lead continues to grow over the rest of us.
Below are the latest snow stats from the National Weather Service and keep in mind that these are as of yesterday, 2/1/2015 and don’t include the overnight snowfall that the cities received. So far Buffalo is winning this round but of course with the way this snow storm was moving Buffalo would have been first in the snow and first out. Stay tuned for when the early evening snow stats come out a little later..
Snow Totals as of 2/1/2015
* Buffalo – 4.4
* Rochester – 2.3
* Binghamton – 1.9
* Syracuse – 1.2
* Albany – Trace
The national snow contest has been getting pretty interesting the last couple of days also with a lot of cities jumping around. It will be interesting to see if Buffalo, Syracuse or Rochester can move up in the contest. You can check the Golden Snow Globe Contest out Here!
Have a Great Day Everyone
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A SNOW DANCE HAS BEEN PERFORMED Time for Syracuse to make their move in the snow contest… To all of the meteorologists, your equipment is fine and don’t mind the weird pattern changes on the radars in the near future. Just a little snow dance, that’s all 😉
I have to say that I am impressed with Buffalo so far this season holding on to the snow lead as long as they have. I would guess looking at the snow stats that sometime last week we hit the halfway mark for the 2014 – 2015 snow season. Of course none of us have a clue as to what Mother Nature and Father Winter have in store for us in the second half. If the last several days are any indication it could be a stormy second half to the snow season. There is another storm moving into some of our areas so keep an eye on it. This storm should help Albany out and maybe Binghamton. Click Here to Keep Updated on The Snow Storm!
Check out the current snow stats and you will notice that the normal snowfall averages to date for this time of the year are more than half of what each of the cities average for the snow season. In other words Buffalo has 56.4 inches of snow for what their normal snowfall should be to date which is more than half of what their Entire season on average totals are which is 94.7. It’s the same with the rest of the cities in the GSB snow contest.
Syracuse to date on average has 68.9 which is more than half of the total snowfall for an average season. Binghamton shows the normal snow to date at 42.0 inches which is just over their normal total season snowfall of 83.4. Rochester’s normal is 51.2, again just more than half of what the totals are for the entire season which are 99.5. Wrapping it up with Albany who by the way we may want to keep an eye on the next couple of days normals are at 30.4 and are just over half of the normal seasonal snowfall of 59.1 inches of snow… As always keep in mind that my fuzzy math shows up every now and then 😉
So I would think it is safe to say that we have all made it through the first half of the Snow Bowl and it was pretty lame for most of us. I don’t think the second half is going to be as easy though if the past several days are an indicator. Another clipper that turns into a coastal or Nor’easter has already shaped up and some blizzard warnings are being post for some of the cities on the Northeast coast. Right now it is looking good for Albany and maybe Binghamton will be able to sneak some of it into their city to climb up the snow hill a little.
Rochester and Syracuse both have some kind of snow bubble over the cities. As of the last update both Binghamton and Rochester are tied for 3rd place or is that tied for 4th place? The scary part or embarrassing part is that one of those cities may be in last place by the end of Tuesday or even sooner depending on how this storm tracks and when. I think it would be funny to see Albany at the top of the snow hill after this storm is done with them. I think they trail Buffalo by too much right now but I do think they have a chance at taking the number 2 slot on the snow hill. Stay tuned and I’ll be posting the snow updates as they come into me.
Have an Awesome Weekend Alll!
Right now it’s a 3 way tie in the Golden Snowball contest which I can’t remember if that has ever happened before. There have been several times when 2 cities were tied for the lead but I don’t remember 3 cities being tied for the snow lead. Of course this is only because the overnight snow hasn’t been added yet. I suppose it’s all irreverent though because come the next update a little later it will be Buffalo ahead with a big lead
I’m hearing several reports of heavy snow along with lightning and thunder in the heavy snow bands around the Buffalo area. Also be advised that as I am typing this according to the National Weather Service and several other news stations The NY State Thruway is closed IN BOTH DIRECTIONS between Exit 46, Rochester, and Exit 59, Dunkirk. Just a heads up 😉
The Tug Hill area and Watertown are also getting pounded so get those snowmobile’s tuned up if you haven’t already the trails will probably be ready soon
I will post updates in this post as the day(s) go on as to what’s going on. The General posted a comment that Buffalo has a shot at breaking their old record of total snowfall in a 24 hour period. A yardstick of snow will break that record. I’ll do another update here when the new snow stats come out which will include the overnight and most of today’s snowfall. Stay Safe all and take it slow if you have to get out in it.
Updated 11/14 10 am – Binghamton is reporting another 1.1 inches of new snowfall on the season bringing their new snow totals to 1.3 to date and sledding them back into first place.
For some reason The National Weather service is only showing 0.2 of an inch of snow for Buffalo now instead of the 0.3 inches. We will have to see if that was a correction or a mistake. If that’s the case then Binghamton has been at the top of the snow hill the whole season so far
Rochester and Syracuse have finally gotten on the snow board. Both cities are reporting 0.2 inches of snow for the new 2014-2015 snow season. Looks like the snow race is on. Of course and then there is Albany, our Great states capital. Enough said about Albany 😉 Have an Awesome Day Everyone!
Buffalo is the second city so far this season to show some measurable snowfall in the Golden Snowball contest. Only 0.3 of an inch but enough to slip past Binghamton to take the top spot on the snow hill 😉 Snow is suppose to be in the air for the next day or two so I’ll keep this post updated as to how the GSB cities are doing.
Way to go Buffalo and could this be your season 😉 Stay Tuned!