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Snow Storm Padding Buffalo and Rochester’s Snow Totals

Stay Safe All! Rochester and Buffalo are both making a charge to the top of the Golden Snowball snow hill. I don’t think either city will have enough to make Syracuse slide off the top right now but man, they sure will have enough snow to pick another snowball fight with Syracuse in the near future. Then again, who knows because I’m normally wrong ๐Ÿ˜‰

Both Rochester and Buffalo have been getting snow and a lot of it as of last night and today and it’s still snowing in both places. From reading posts and tweets online, believe it or not, it is looking pretty good that Rochester may slide past Buffalo when all of the snowflakes are added up.

Some Snow Totals From Storm So Far

As of yesterday’s update, Rochester was trailing Buffalo by 4.5 inches of snow this season. Both cities were trailing Syracuse by 20 + inches of snow but that is going to change as soon as the next update from the NWS comes out this afternoon.

I believe that Syracuse will have some snow to add by the time this storm is over but Syracuse got the warm side of the storm picking up a lot of rain instead of snow. No doubt the snow contest just got a lot more exciting than it has been this season so far with this latest storm.

Here are some unofficial snow stats so far for Rochester and Buffalo according to a tweet on TJ Pignataro’s twitter, who writes for The Buffalo News – NWS update from last hour: Buffalo (+7.9″) is now at 43.1″ for the season. Rochester (+16.3″) is at 47.0″. It is looking good for Rochester to overtake Buffalo for the second place slot in the snow contest. Better yet though it is looking pretty good that both cities will melt some snow totals off of Syracuse’s lead they have.

Snowiest City in The US Snow Contest

Wait, it gets even better for those of you who also follow the National snow contest for Snowiest Big Cities in the US. Both Rochester and Buffalo should make a pretty good charge up the Golden Snow Globe snow mountain come the next update. As of yesterday, Buffalo was in 10th place and Rochester all the way down in 17th place. I think both cities come tomorrow will be really close at breaking into the Top 5 of the contest for snowiest Big cities in the country.

Stay Safe all and take it slow – See Snow – Drive Slow! Have an awesome day and stay tuned for the afternoon update.

Updated 2/4 6:30 PM – I just got the latest update in for all of the Golden Snowball cities. Albany is not reporting this last update so it’s hard to tell if Rochester snowed it’s way out of last place or not. It comes down to whether Albany has any new snowfall to report. I’ll post new snow updates as they come in from the National Weather Service. For now we’ll take The Roc out of last place ๐Ÿ˜‰
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I finally got a chance to update the snow totals from this latest round of snowfall and it looks like Rochester has dropped to the bottom of the snow hill again. I’ve also been seeing some controversy after reading around and looking at some of the snow totals from all of the areas all around Rochester.

You all know me and that I stay out of the controversy. OK, most of my friends and family will disagree with that last statement but I do try to on the site anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰ I came across one snow map that was showing all of the cities surrounding the Rochester area yesterday as I was looking around for some snow stats and they were all higher than what is being reported. I’ll leave it at that ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here are some totals from yesterday and also some of the storm totals for the 2 days. As always keep in mind my fuzzy math ๐Ÿ˜‰ All of the cities set a date record for yesterday except for Rochester. The first number is the new record and the last is the old record and the year it was set.

Date Snow Records That Were Broken Yesterday 2/3

Albany – 11.9 R – 5.5 1892
Binghamton – 8.8 R – 6.8 1956
Syracuse – 8.8 R – 7.0 1990
Buffalo – 8.2 R – 8.0 2013

Snow Storm Totals for All Cities From 2/1 thru 2/2

Buffalo – 2/1 4.4 – 2/2 8.2 Total = 12.6
Albany – 2/1 Trace – 2/2 11.9 Total = 11.9
Binghamton – 2/1 1.9 – 2/2 8.8 Total = 10.7
Syracuse – 2/1 1.2 – 2/2 8.8 Total = 10.0
Rochester – 2/1 2.3 – 2/2 6.1 Total = 8.4

I don’t see Rochester hanging at the bottom of the snow hill for too long. The snow contest is still close enough and it would only take a snowflake over 5 inches for Rochester to sled into second place. First place will take a whole lot more with the lead that Buffalo has right now. All in all it’s still a close snow race with plenty of time left in the snow season for any of the cities to win. Yes, even Albany ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have an Awesome Day all and I will probably get another update in a little later…

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Updated 3/30 7 PM – The evening snow totals just came out from the National Weather Service and The Golden Snowball contest just got a whole lot closer.

Buffalo ended up picking up 5.6 inches of new snow between last night and today. Buffalo has cut the lead that Syracuse had down to only 2.9 inches. No doubt this race is going to the end of the season. It may be the summer season but it’s going down to the end of one of the seasons ๐Ÿ˜‰
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3/30 3:00 PM – As of the last update Buffalo is now only 4.8 inches away from storming the snow hill to tie Syracuse and just 4.9 inches away to be crowned King of the Golden Snowball Contest.

It seems like every time Syracuse has built up a decent lead this season Buffalo comes right back with a vengeance. I’ve been telling people for the last month or so not to count Buffalo out of the snow contest this season. Buffalo has stayed within at least a foot or so of Syracuse and normally when Syracuse gets that big of a lead they find a storm to tap into. In the voice of Ronald Reagan, “Well, There You Go Again” Buffalo ๐Ÿ˜‰

Both Buffalo and Rochester tapped into this last storm that missed Syracuse and the other GSB cities picking up some decent snow for this time in the season. So far and most likely there will be more to add Buffalo has added another 3.7 inches to move them up to 126.8 inches on the season. Rochester picked up 4.8 inches of new snow to move their totals up to 108.5 on the season.

Buffalo also still has a real shot at taking the top spot in the National snow contest at www.goldensnowglobe.com . Buffalo has been holding on to the #3 spot on the snow mountain for awhile now right behind Syracuse and Erie, PA. Good Luck Buffalo ๐Ÿ˜‰

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everybody!

1/6 3:30 – Well that was short lived for Binghamton. OK, maybe not because I guess as of right now Binghamton is still in 3rd place but tied with Rochester for the spot. We’ll have to wait and see what the next update from the National Weather Service has to offer :) Here are the totals being reported for yesterdays snow storm..

Binghamton – 13.2 beating the old date snow record of 3.0 back in 1976
Rochester – 12.7 breaking the date record of 5.5 back in 1907
Albany – 10.4 breaking the old date record of 8.0 inches dating back to 1975
Syracuse – 10.0 inches breaking the 1995 date record of 5.6 inches of snowfall
Buffalo – 8.8 beating the date record of 5.2 going way back to 1916

All in all some pretty good totals for all of the Golden Snowball cities. Stay tuned and have a Great Day :)

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1/5 – Binghamton Storms past Rochester to take the number 3 spot on the snow hill :)

OK, I just found some snow stats for Syracuse and Binghamton and it’s looking like Binghamton may be the big winner of this round. Binghamton so far has crushed their date record for snow showing 11.4 inches of snow breaking the old record of 3 inches set back in 1976.

Syracuse so far is reporting 7 inches breaking the date record of 5.6 inches of snow set back in 1995.

I’ve been trying to get an update in for awhile now but The National Weather Service’s (NOAA)website seems to be having problems. I’m sure with this big of a snow storm the website is most likely getting pounded. I was able to get some newer snow stats for Buffalo and Rochester however Binghamton, Syracuse and Albany haven’t been updated yet for today.

Buffalo set a date record picking up 7.4 inches of new snow breaking the old record of 5.2 going all the way back to 1916. Rochester also broke/tied a record for the day with 5.5 inches of snow going all the way back to 1907. I say broke because most likely Rochester will be adding more to their snow totals.

I’ll take a look later to see if NOAA is reporting some new snow stats and post them as they come in. Guessing where I am at we have about 9 – 11 inches of snow just outside of the Syracuse area. We’ll see what NOAA has for us, stay tuned…

Rochester picked up 3.7 inches of snow yesterday which was enough for them to slip past Syracuse for the top spot on the snow hill.ย  Way to go Rochester :)ย  Snow is in the air and will be for at least the next couple of days so the snow contest will get interesting.

All of the Golden Snowball cities except for Syracuse received measurable snowfall yesterday including Albany which had 0,6 inches of new snow.ย  Buffalo got 1.1 inchesย but Binghamton grabbed 1.7 inches of snow yesterday which was enough to keep them just ahead of Buffalo on the snow hill.ย  Just a trace for Syracuse.

With the Lake Effect Machine already cranked up and dumping a lot of snow to the North it should be a good snowball fight this week between the GSB cities for the top spot.ย  I’ll be posting the snow stats as they come in from the National Weather Service and as always, See Snow, Drive Slow!

Have a Great Day All ๐Ÿ˜‰

10:00 AM Wednesday – So far a dud here in the Syracuse area but some of the other cities are getting some snow and from the sounds of things the storm isn’t over yet. Here is what the National Weather Service is reporting for yesterday and I believe this doesn’t include the overnight snow which will come out later. Syracuse ended up getting a lot of rain rather than snow. Look for another update as the snow stats come in.

Rochester – 3.6
Binghamton – 3.2
Buffalo – 2.5
Albany – 1.7
Syracuse – 0.7

12:16 am Wednesday 11/27/13 – Just a heads up that I’ll probably just keep updating this post as to what’s going on. So far tonight for the last couple of hours it’s been just rain with a mix of sleet every now and then in the Syracuse area. More to come in the morning ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s starting to look more and more like the storm they have been talking about is going to actually pan out.ย  They were thinking several days ago that it may have stayed more toward the coast but it is on more of an inland track now and the chances are that at least a few of the Golden Snowball cities will get a decent amount of snow from this storm.ย  I’m starting to think that Rochester is going to be the King Snowman for this storm and perhaps so far this season.

OK, does anyone have any estimates for this storm?ย  Let’s say from the start to finish and we’ll call the finish date Thursday at 11:59 PM just in case some lake effect snow gets drawn into the cities when this pulls out..ย  The normal prize will be a lot of Notta as in Notta Thing other than a virtual pat on the back for calling it right.ย  The person closests to the snow total for all of the cities snow added up wins.ย  My guesstimate is below and you can post yours in the comments section anytime before midnight tonight, Tuesday.

Rochesterย – 13.5
Syracuse – 9.0
Buffalo – 7.0
Binghamton – 3.5
Albany – 2
TOTAL = 35 inches :)

What’s Coming Our Way Courtesy of NOAA

Thanksgiving Storm 11/27 10:15 am

Picture Around 10:00 AM Today, Wednesday

Normally I love a good storm but I really do wish or hope that they don’t happen during the holiday travel times.ย  Unfortunately this storm most likely will effect quite a few people that will be traveling on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday.ย  For those of you traveling take it slow and have a safe trip.ย  I know I’ll be worrying about a few of my family members who will be traveling.ย  Take it slow and be prepared ๐Ÿ˜‰