Syracuse managed to pile up enough snow yesterday to bring their totals to date over what they had their entire season last year. They also set a record for the the date, Feb. 1st picking up 10.1 inches of snow. The old record was 7.6 inches set in 1974…
Even though this season seems pretty easy for some of us so far, all of the Golden Snowball cities are over last years lame snow totals to date.
Syracuse slid past last seasons total snowfall which was 50.6 inches when the contest was called the end of April. So far this season as of the end of the first day of February Syracuse has piled up 56.9 inches of snow with a lot of the snow season still left to go. They are still behind their average to date which is 77.6 inches of snow.
That said all of the cities are still quite a bit behind what their average snowfall should be at this time in the season.
Have a Super Bowl kind of weekend everyone
Just a heads up that I started up the National Snow Contest a couple weeks ago. The national snow contest is called the Golden Snow Globe and is for any city in the United States with a population of 100,000 + You can check it out HERE at the golden snow globe website.
Right now Rochester and Syracuse are knocking on the door of less than an inch of snowfall in one day record. In other words both golden snowball cities haven’t gotten an inch or more so far this season. The latest Syracuse has ever gone without an inch in one day is December 22nd. As of yesterday this has been the second longest they have gone.
Rochester’s will break their latest snowfall total of less than an inch if they can hold off the snow until the 22nd. The latest they have gone is Dec. 21st which was back in 1939. This will be their 2nd best without an inch if they make it through today. With snow in the forecast in the next couple of days it will be interesting to see if either of the cities can do it.
LATEST DATE OF ONE INCH OR MORE SNOWFALL IN ROCHESTER
1 DECEMBER 21 1939
2 DECEMBER 19 1927
3 DECEMBER 17 1998
4 DECEMBER 16 1979
5 DECEMBER 15 1948
LATEST FOR SYRACUSE courtesy of the Binghamton National Weather Service