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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 :)

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.

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