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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Syracuse has pushed Binghamton a spot down the snow hill to move into the #1 spot for the first time this season. All of the Golden Snowball cities now have measurable snow this season and obviously we have only just begun
It’s close and only 0.3 of an inch separate Syracuse and Binghamton as of the last update from NOAA. I’m out of town right now so unfortunately I missed the first snowfall of the season although I did see a few snowflakes falling here in Clayton, NC this morning. I think I counted about 11 of them
I think this is going to be another fun season and as always any of the cities can win the Golden Snowball trophy which sits just outside of the Mayors office door on a shelf here in Syracuse. OK, I don’t think Albany can win but it’s up for grabs for the other four cities.
Updated 11/14 10 am - Binghamton is reporting another 1.1 inches of new snowfall on the season bringing their new snow totals to 1.3 to date and sledding them back into first place.
For some reason The National Weather service is only showing 0.2 of an inch of snow for Buffalo now instead of the 0.3 inches. We will have to see if that was a correction or a mistake. If that’s the case then Binghamton has been at the top of the snow hill the whole season so far
Rochester and Syracuse have finally gotten on the snow board. Both cities are reporting 0.2 inches of snow for the new 2014-2015 snow season. Looks like the snow race is on. Of course and then there is Albany, our Great states capital. Enough said about Albany Have an Awesome Day Everyone!
Buffalo is the second city so far this season to show some measurable snowfall in the Golden Snowball contest. Only 0.3 of an inch but enough to slip past Binghamton to take the top spot on the snow hill Snow is suppose to be in the air for the next day or two so I’ll keep this post updated as to how the GSB cities are doing.
Way to go Buffalo and could this be your season Stay Tuned!
It’s starting to look like it’s just a matter of time if not hours before some of us if not most will have our first measurable snowfall of the season. Binghamton has been holding onto that hefty lead of 0.2 inches of snowfall for awhile now while the rest of us are only showing a trace of snowfall.
Snow is in the forecast for all of the cities the next few days so which city do you think be the next to lead or will Bingo hang on to the top spot on the snow hill?
I was just reading around and came across a fun quiz on Syracuse.com that Glenn Coin put out. Of course being the Oracle I scored 100 (NOT ). A couple of the questions were a bit tricky but give it a shot if you think you know about Syracuse weather. Oh and let me know how you did. You can take the Syracuse Winter Quiz Here at Syracuse.com .
As for the National Golden Snow Globe contest things are heating up. OK, that doesn’t make sense and let’s say things are freezing up with all of the cold air moving across the country. We went from 9 cities with measurable snowfall to I think around 18 as of yesterdays update. You can check that out Here at the National Golden Snow Globe Contest.
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 .
Buffalo is now on the board with a trace of snow from a couple of weeks ago. Keep in mind though that a trace of snow doesn’t count as measurable snow. Once one of the cities get at least a tenth of an inch of snow the 2014 – 2015 Golden Snowball Contest will begin. Does anyone have any guesses as to which city you think will start of the snow contest this season?
If my memory serves me right and believe me it never does, I think every city in the contest may have started the contest off in past seasons. I’ll have to look back on that to see if Albany has ever started a the Golden Snowball contest off. It’s hard to even think of snow yet when the temperatures in most of New York have been unseasonably warmer than normal the last few days. Unfortunately that will be changing in the next few days and most of us will be dropping down to below normal temperatures.
Buffalo and Binghamton are both below their average snowfall for the season already. Just find that sort of funny for some reason. Buffalo on average, if there is a such thing as average or normal for NY snow should have 0.3 inches of snow and Binghamton should have 0.1 inches. They are slacking this season It will be interesting after last season if Buffalo can play hardball again and pile on some decent snow totals this season too.
I did an update on the National Snow Contest site and none of the snowiest big cities in the country have started the Golden Snow Globe contest off yet either. Quite a few of the cities are showing a trace of snow so far but as of a couple of days ago none are reporting any measurable snowfall yet. I think within the next several days that contest will be starting up and maybe this one too. You can check those out here at The National Snow Contest.
I have to wonder if the folks in Buffalo can handle a few more inches of snow this season in order to claim the Golden Snowball Award? As of today there is only 2.1 inches of snow separating Syracuse and Buffalo.
Time is running out but we are still stuck in this pattern that keeps bring cold air into the cities. A quick blast of snow over Buffalo and they could dethrone last seasons snow champ Syracuse. Do you want it Buffalo or is it enough already?
There has only been a couple of times since the contest was resurrected that it’s been this close at the end of the season and I DON’T like it. It makes it too hard to call the contest come the 1st of May. Several years back I went into negotiations with one of the city reps at the time. They wanted it called April 1st and I said that it was too early to call it because we still get snow. We agreed to May 1st but what happens if a city, let’s say Buffalo gets a few more inches May 5th and goes ahead of Syracuse? Who was really the snowiest city in the contest? Any thoughts?
There hasn’t been much to post about lately with the weather being the way it’s been buttttt… That is about to change and has already changed in Buffalo. I just saw a picture that was posted showing it is snowing pretty good in Buffalo right now. Buffalo is less than 3 inches away from Syracuse, the current King of The Snow Hill. Only 2.8 inches separates them right now. Both cities are expecting snow today which is hard to believe after the warm weekend we just had.
Can Buffalo overtake Syracuse and finally get a win under their snow belt? Right now it’s just rain in the Syracuse area but that is expected to change over to wet snow in a couple of hours. I’ll have to look back but I think if Buffalo can get ahead of Syracuse that this would be the latest comeback since the Golden Snowball contest was started up again. Don’t quote me on that though. Stay tuned and look for an update later on when some snow stats start coming out.
Hey, some good news for you snow haters. In just a couple of hours you can look out the window and say Goodbye to Winter and Hello to Spring. The bad news is that the snow contest lives on for the main fact that we will probably be getting more snow But wait, there is more good news. The days start getting longer than the nights do now, Wooo Hooo
Syracuse only has less than an 8 inch lead on Buffalo right now so even if we could it would be way too early to call it when it’s this close. Buffalo could slide past Syracuse with one decent storm and I don’t think we are done with the storms just yet. There was one the other day that hit the South but it didn’t come North enough to effect us.
It is the first day of Spring though so we know what is right around the corner. Most likely a long HOT summer and me whining about how hot it is every minute of the day. I’m joking, kind of I’m looking forward to hanging by the pool sipping on a Margarita errr, I mean soda pop and the smell of fresh cut grass…
Updated 2/27 6:00 PM - Buffalo took this last round and closed in on the 6 inch lead that Syracuse had. As of right now Buffalo only trails last seasons snow champ by 2 inches. It doesn’t get much closer than that. Go Buffalo
Syracuse has added a few more snowflakes to their snow totals but Buffalo doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Right now it’s just a 6 inch lead for the defending snow champs Syracuse which we all know is nothing at this time in the snow season. That lead could change with just one snow event hitting Buffalo and missing Syracuse. Unfortunately for Buffalo is that they have been stuck at 99.1 inches for awhile now. The same thing happened to Syracuse when they were stuck at 99.9 inches.
One thing that has stood out the last couple of updates is the difference in snow totals for all of the cities from this snow season to last seasons. Buffalo, Binghamton and Albany really stand out and what a difference a season makes. Buffalo as of today has 99.1 inches of snow compared to last season at this time when they had only 47.6 inches. That’s 51.5 inches of snow more than they did this time last season. What they are over so far is more than what Buffalo had last season Plus Buffalo is 22 inches over their normal snow totals for this date.
Albany and Binghamton both stand out also. Albany has 37.9 inches of snow more than this time last season and Binghamton has 31.6 inches more than last season. Both cities are also just about 20 inches over their normal snowfall to date. Syracuse and Rochester are right around their normal snowfall for this time in the season give or take a few inches.
I was reading around the NOAA website and it’s looking like the long term, next 10 days or so are suppose to be colder than normal. Just what we want to hear huh? Plus I was reading something about some possible storms for the beginning of March. It’s way too early for the National Weather Service to predict that far out but as we get closer to March it may get interesting in the Golden Snowball contest. Is anyone ready for Spring yet? Hopefully come April
Just a quick post that Syracuse has hit the 100 inch mark this season. 100.0 inches to be exact. Buffalo is still staying close to Syracuse and added another couple of inches. I think the question now is where the heck is Rochester this season? Rochester is always right up there but for some reason just can’t get it going yet.
I think it’s time for a few of you in Rochester to do a snow dance to see if you can get the snow flying again. There is still enough time to make a run for the King of the Snow Hill but time is slowly running out. Have a Great Night All!
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