Ready, Set, Snow???
Maybe not but this is about the time the snow finally started coming down last season. With all those high temperature records set the last few days for most of the Golden Snowball cities it will be interesting to see if we settle into a January pattern like last season. Take a good look at last years snow stats in the chart above because this is about the time when those numbers started going up for some of the cities. Buffalo was king of the snow hill with a decent lead mainly because of their October storm. Albany didn't even have an inch of snow on the ground yet and Syracuse was stuck on a foot of snow for a long time.
This season December started out strong but then did an about face barely leaving enough snow on the ground to call it a white Christmas. January came in so far like December went out. Last season on the January 10th is when things started changing and it finally started snowing. Um, and snowing and snowing.
The lack of snow last season was so bad that we tried using reverse psychology, the snow dance and NYCO even threatened the Snow God http://www.silent-edge.org/wp/?p=647 to try and make snow http://goldensnowball.com/2007/01/snow-dance-reverse-psychology-or.html .
Syracuse started it's comeback and Rochester was finally trying to make some kind of move. The General went on the most wanted list in Syracuse for building an army (literally building an army) to fend off Syracuse's charge at the top of the hill http://goldensnowball.com/2007/01/man-wanted-in-connection-with-snow-coup.html . The big news was that finally the skiers and sledders could get their season under way because they were hurting up until right about now.
Here is how January went in 2007 and it will be interesting to see if we can have a repeat of it this snow season http://goldensnowball.com/2007_01_01_archive.html .
Have a great day all!