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 😉
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.
Syracuse’s Latest Date in Season Without an Inch of Snow
According to CNY Central and Molly Matott this is the latest that Syracuse, New York has gone in a season without receiving at least an inch of snow. The previous record was tied yesterday, December 18th which was set in 1998 and broken today December 19th with the National Weather Service still only reporting 0.8 inches of snow for Syracuse this season. WTG Syracuse, now stop it and let’s get the lake effect machine cranking while we finally have some cold air around.
Buffalo’s Longest Latest Snowless Streak Comes To an End
It didn’t come to an end with a big bang, but Buffalo’s streak of the latest they have received measurable snowfall in a season has ended. It ended yesterday, 12/18 when Buffalo received a tenth of an inch of snow. Pretty much just a dusting but a measurable dusting of snow and that is what Buffalo’s snow totals as of the last update are so far this season, 0.1. Buffalo blew away the previous record by over two weeks which was set wayyy back on December 3rd, 1899 for the latest measurable snowfall at the airport. WTG Buffalo 😉 I’m really not liking this trend at all BTW
This Season’s Snow Compared to Normal and Last Season
Taking an idea (stealing, shhh) from an article I read by Glenn Coin from the Post Standard I added up some snow totals and keep in mind my fuzzy math 😉 I totaled up all of the snow that the Golden Snowball cities have received so far this season and compared them to what the normal totals should be and also to what all of the cities had this time last season. I’m pretty sure that none of you in Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Binghamton or Albany are complaining about too much snow this season or how cold it’s been. I’m pretty sure the folks with snowmobiles, skiers and those of you that ice fish and plow probably are though and should be..
All Cities Combined Snow Totals
This Snow Season – 3.2 Inches of Snow (Really)
Normal Snow Season – 96.9 Inches of Snow
Last Season (2014-2015) – 128.2 (WOW)
Prety wild isn’t it? Enjoy it while you can because I’m pretty sure it won’t last thru the season. Then again, ya never know! Have a Great Weekend Everyone
Updated 11/15 – I just updated the snow stats and Binghamton received just enough snowflakes to take the lead back from Syracuse. Binghamton started off the 2015-2016 snow season, but Syracuse managed to take the top of the snow hill back from them. Binghamton wasn’t having any of that and now lead by just a tenth of an inch over second-place Syracuse.
One thing that stood out this last update was that all of the Golden Snowball cities had snow this time last season and it looks like they received it about this time in the year. Probably a good idea to break out the winter clothing and tune up the snowblowers, snowmobiles and whatever else 😉 Have an Awesome Day Everyone!
All is quiet in Snowsville, New York with the weather being frightfully warmer than normal for this time in the year. Binghamton and Syracuse received a little bit of snow earlier than normal but no snow for any of the Golden Snowball cities since then.
Let’s play one of our normal guesstimate games with the normal prize being a virtual pat on the back for whoever guesses it right. Which city do you think will be the first city to receive an inch of snowfall for the 2015 – 2016 snow season? Guess the city and also give a date that you think that the city will hit the 1-inch mark.
You can just comment on this post with your guesses and as always we will use the National Weather Service’s statistics. All in fun.
I am going to go with Buffalo passing an inch on 11/16
Have a Great Day All 😉
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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!
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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 .
Have an Awesome Week All