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Golden Snowball Totals for the 2010 - 2011 Snowfall Season
Updated  5/1/2011

GSB Cities This Season Normal Average
to Date
This Time Last Season Normal
 Seasons Average
All Time Season Snowfall Record
Syracuse 179.0 111.8 106.1 121.1 192.1 inches
( 1992 - 1993 )
Rochester 127.0 99.8 89.8 100.3 161.7 inches
( 1959 - 1960 )
Binghamton 117.5 80.8 81.4 81 134.0 inches
( 1995 - 1996 )
Buffalo 111.8 96.7 74.1 97 199.4 inches
( 1976 - 1977 )
Albany 87.2 62.6 45.4 62.6 112.5 inches
( 1970 - 1971 )

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Syracuse Already Halfway to Season Snowfall Totals

Just one day after winter started Syracuse is already has more than half of their season total snowfall and the other cities aren't doing to shabby either and Rochester is there also. Buffalo, who I thought would take second place after this last round fell just short and Binghamton has quieted down, for now anyways.

No way did I think Syracuse would come close to hitting last years totals for this time in the snow season but with 8 days left they are blowing the numbers away and if the snow continues they may have at least a top 5 December since records were being kept. Close to 30 inches of snow for Syracuse since the 20th and yesterday was a non stop lake effect snow event that truly was awesome. A total of 13.5 inches fell in DaCuse (more at my house but isn't that the way it always is) which broke a date record set back in 1962.

No way did I think Rochester would manage to hold off Buffalo for second place but they did. Watching the radar on Sunday it looked like Buffalo was piling up the inches which they did do pretty good but just not enough reported by NOAA to over take the 2nd place slot. My guess is they may have received more than reported but the General reported pretty high winds so most likely it was tough measuring the snow as it blew around. Same thing most likely happened in the Syracuse area yesterday.

I'm not liking the fact that rain and mix is in the forecast for the next day or so. If I remember correctly we barely had a white Christmas last year if we even did have one because of the same thing. A ton of snow and then rain to wipe it all out. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR :(

This is still a close race and similar to last season when Syracuse finally got a decent lead on the other cities and they came flying back at the end of the season to make it one of the closest races since the Golden Snowball contest started up again. Don't even think about counting Binghamton out either. I don't think we are close to being done with the Nor Easter's and we all know how well Bingo normally does with those storms.

All of the cities are now over last years totals and the average snowfall totals for this time of the year. I'm liking my winter forecast right now but of course I was liking it last year about this time and all of the sudden everything stopped and the general kicked my butt with the winter outlook. This years official, highly scientific Golden Snowball Forecast.

Have a Super Day All and enjoy the sun as it pops out every now and then!


At 12/23/08, 2:18 PM , Anonymous NYCO said...

Patrick: Did you see this media mention for the Golden Snowball?

It's a Long Island community newspaper.

At 12/23/08, 10:14 PM , Anonymous zr800 said...

Syracuse almost doubled their lead in just two days!


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