The Golden Snowball Award is a contest between 5 cities in CNY – Upstate New York. The contest is based on which city receives the most snowfall for the snow season. The cities that compete are Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton, Rochester and last years Champion, Syracuse." A trophy is awarded to the winning city every year.
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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.
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OK, I normally try to keep the snow site fun after all that’s what it’s all about. Having fun and maybe helping the winter season pass by a little faster. That said what’s going on in the surrounding Buffalo area is I think one of the most serious situations I have seen. With that I am just going to post a couple of comments that were were posted and you won’t hear me say this too often but I do hope the snow stops soon. Here is what Angelo posted in a comment to the site and my reply.
Angelo – “Just wanted to update you guys, official snow fall in my town of Lancaster over last 2 days is 73 inches, south buffalo has about 65 on the ground. Airport is on the border of the heavy snow line but should receive another foot tonight and tomorrow. Lancaster is looking at another 20 plus inches in the same time frame. Maybe we can reach that magic number of 100 inches! In all seriousness this storm has claimed 7 lives so far and has collapsed a number of roofs and with the additional snow and 50 degree temps we will be seeing Sunday through Tuesday I’m sure we will be seeing even more collapses and major flooding. Wish us luck!”
Me – “Hey Angelo, Wow is still the only word that comes to mind. It’s cool seeing the numbers, pictures and videos but then again I wish I wasn’t seeing them because I know how serious the situation is there and all around there. Definitely Good Luck to all of you effected and I hope there are no more deaths from this unbelievable snowfall. My thought s and Yes prayers are with all of you. I’m not looking forward to what we will most likely be reading once the temps start going up. Stay Safe,”
I wish Nothing but the best to our friends in the Buffalo area
Rochester is the third city that got to see some snowflakes falling. So far so good if you’re not a snow lover. None of the cities have any measurable snow as of this last weekend. This snow season is starting off pretty much the same as last season did.
Buffalo and Binghamton should have over an inch by now on average. In the National Snow Contest Anchorage has the top spot on the snow mountain for now but that can and probably will change sometime soon. As of this weekend there were 9 cities with measurable snowfall in the big city contest. Remember that contest is for cities that have a population of 100,000 or more. You can check that out at www.goldensnowglobe.com .
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”.
Some of you may have noticed that the website was down for a day or so. Sorry about that and hopefully it’s up for awhile now. It still may not be up in some parts of the state or country but hopefully by the end of the day everyone can get to it again. Thanks Barry for the heads up on it also. I’m just able to get on now and update the snow stats.
While we were down here Rochester made their move. Not enough to catch Syracuse yet but they slid past Binghamton to move into second place on the snow hill. WTG Rochester. Most of the cities are just a storm or two away from taken the lead from Syracuse and now it’s just a matter of which city will step up first.
I think we all know that sooner or later Buffalo will make some kind of move to the top I think they better make it sooner rather than later before their Lake Effect Machine freezes over with this Arctic cold air around. Does anyone know how much of the lakes have frozen over yet?
Have an awesome weekend Everyone!
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