Snow for Binghamton, Albany and New Orleans?
8 PM Update - It just started snowing in DaCuse about 20 minutes ago. Just a light to moderate snowfall so far though. Talk about being right on the boarder of this storm.
If it moves 10 - 15 miles more to the north west we could see some decent snow. Like I said we are JUST on the edge of this storm right now to get at least something. I just talked to a woman I know in Schenectady or near there anyways and she said it has been mostly snow for them. I wonder if Albany can be as lucky and get the snow instead of the freezing rain and ice?
2:30 PM Update - First off remember I'm clueless half (most) of the time but I was just checking out the National radar and to me it looks like the storm has/is starting to shift a little more Northwest than it was earlier and perhaps even intensifying a bit. Most of the forecasts have had Syracuse in the 2 - 5 inch range so far but personally I wouldn't be surprised if the totals for Syracuse and even Rochester go up as the day goes on. Maybe even big if the LES machine gets cranking also. Call it just a hunch and as always remember the source, Me ;)
Morning - Something just doesn't seem right when you hear about it snowing in New Orleans. Nor does it sound normal to hear of snow showers in Houston but that's what the news of the day is today along with the system that's moving toward the Northeast today. Most likely Binghamton will make out with what's coming our way and Albany will be getting something finally but unfortunately it may be more of a freezing rain and ice event rather than snow.
After looking at a couple of radars and reading around it looks like Binghamton may have a shot to take the lead over from Syracuse but as we all know a shift here or there could change things drastically. Albany is almost certain now to get some kind of mixed precipitation while so far NOAA thinks that Binghamton should be more snow than a mix. Syracuse and Rochester should get into a little bit of the snow but right now it's pointing more toward Binghamton as being the winner of this storm. Most likely we will be reading about power outages come later tonight or tomorrow due to ice and freezing rain which will probably bring down power lines and tree limbs in a few states including parts of eastern New York.
Buffalo has been slowly adding to their totals to get to a respectable snow total now but they are still lagging and just one notch above Albany and the last place slot. Looking at last seasons stats though they were in the same position at this time last season and they made a run for first place right down til the finish so no way am I thinking for a minute that they won't be near the top again this snow season. Buffalo's snow totals are actually higher right now than last season so we all better watch our backs. Syracuse and Rochester are actually below last seasons totals for this time along with Albany but Albany will probably take care of that in the next day or so. Anyways if Your in Binghamton or Albany, keep an eye on your forecast for the next 24 hours or so and drive careful.