The Golden Snowball 2006 - 2007 Winter Outlook and Predictions
First off keep in mind who the source of this information is coming from. Me, who is normally clueless, didn't research anything like the Farmers Almanac and I have absolutely nothing scientific to base the Golden Snowball prediction on. Also remember I'm the type who runs and hides when a thunderstorm approaches. In other words this winter outlook is pretty much based on my knowledge or lack of and mainly on my instincts which tend to be pretty good. For what it's worth, my predictions are below and unless you like snow your probably not going to like what I see ahead.
Above average snowfall for all of the Golden Snowball city's is my prediction. A couple of things come to mind when making my prediction. #1 It's been a wet, wet year. Probably one of the rainiest years on record for CNY but don't quote me on that.
#2 - I'm thinking that we will be seeing several Nor Easterns - Coastal events this season. I'm not sure what the average is but I see 6 - 7 Nor Easterns with at least 2 - 3 of them being significant snow events. The only thing that will prevent that will be if the temperatures are to warm and the events would be rain. I don't see that happening though.
#3 - Cold will be the norm this winter season. There will be a few spurts of warm weather in between but January and February will be colder than average. That's something that might actually hurt Buffalo in the contest this year but I see Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse running neck and neck until the end of the snow season. I will pick my prediction for the winner of this years Golden Snowball contest in the next day or so.
#4 - After talking with Dennis Brogan, who is part of the mayors office in Syracuse who mentioned that the deer he bagged this hunting season had a ton of fat on it and my brother in-law Buzz also said the same thing, how can there be any doubt. Hey, it doesn't get any scientific than this does it?
To sum it up, my prediction is that this snow season will be colder than average and snow totals will be above average for all of the Golden Snowball City's.
And remember the source of this Winter Outlook, The Snowman who is usually clueless. Enjoy the snow all!