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!