3 City Snowfall Records Broken
You have to wonder if three daily snowfall records being set yesterday is a sign of the snow season that lies ahead of us. Binghamton, Syracuse and Rochester all set the record for the most snowfall on the date for yesterday. Buffalo is just showing a trace of snow for yesterday which is totally mind boggling to me....
Binghamton probably got a little short changed on the snow stats but still managed to break the daily snow total that went back to 1972 picking up 2.4 inches. Rochester broke the daily record for yesterday picking up 8.4 inches for yesterday blowing away the old record of 4.5 also set in 1972. Syracuse broke the old date record which went all the way back to 1950 also picking up 8.4 inches for yesterday.
A few people were wondering why Binghamtons totals were coming in so low including myself. Here is the explanation as to how it went according to a forum member who lives in the Bingo area. "A couple things happened. One was that the best lake band dropped into western and southern Broome county and missed the airport. The other was that the wind at the airport was blowing around 30 mph and kept blowing the lake fluff off the snowboards so the guys had to estimate". It all evens out though. Sometimes the airports will get more snow and other times they won't for most of the cities.
We have a long snowy season ahead of us and this is just the start of it. Looking at this years snow stats and comparing them with last years I'm starting to feel more and more confident about my winter predictions for this season http://goldensnowball.com/2007/11/oracles-golden-snowball-2007-2008.html . So far this season 2 city's Binghamton and Rochester are already over the one foot milestone and Syracuse is already over the two foot mark. Interesting start to say the least. Have a great day all!
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