Unofficially a NEW LEADER?
Unless something changes before NOAA puts out their next snow totals updates the Golden Snowball contest unofficially has a new leader. After making hundreds of calculations, dozens of phone calls, taking measurements and so on it appears that Syracuse has finally taken over the lead. Unofficially that is. Ok, I really didn't do any of that stuff except to take a measurement in the yard which came in at 5 inches and even that is unofficial because it wasn't done in accordance to the NWS standards. That all said, the official numbers should be in sometime around 5:30 with the Binghamton NOAA posting the stats for Syracuse's overnight snowfall and for part of today.
I did find a couple of data pages which indeed show that it is safe to UNOFFICIALLY say that right now Syracuse should be in the lead. If Buffalo piles up some snow before the official stats come out at around 5:30 then they will continue to hold the lead without ever having lost it because this is all Unofficial if you get my drift, snow drift that is. Look for a later day update and the possibility of an Officially new leader.
Right now I'm looking out the window and see 3 crows staring back at me, really. The first thing that comes to mind is I hope I'm not eating crow come 5:30 for making this post :(