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The Golden Snowball Award is a contest between 5 cities in CNY - Upstate New York. The contest is based on which city receives the most snowfall for the snow season. The cities that compete are Albany, Buffalo, Binghamton, Rochester and last years Champion, Syracuse. A trophy is awarded to the winning city every year.
Golden Snowball Totals
for the 2010 - 2011 Snowfall Season
|GSB Cities||This Season||
|This Time Last Season||
|All Time Season Snowfall Record|
( 1992 - 1993 )
( 1959 - 1960 )
( 1995 - 1996 )
( 1976 - 1977 )
( 1970 - 1971 )
I was going to title this blog, "March Goes Out Like A Lion", but with some hints at another storm heading our way on Monday, this month isn't over just quiet yet.
Is it time for another snow dance or a Spring dance. It's that time of the year where we normally start getting more and more of what I call teaser days. You know when the sun shines bright and the temperatures go into the 50's and 60's. We have had a few sunny days but so far it's been staying pretty cold still. The normal temps for this time of the season range from around 44 F - 48 F for the Golden Snowball cities.
It's time to break out the shorts sandals and T-shirts now that Spring has arrived, I think. Does anyone know what time did (does) Spring begin here in the North East???
High fives to all of the Syracuse women's basketball team for making the 2008 NCAA tournament this season. OK maybe not high fives because with a couple of the taller ladies if we both jumped to do high fives the chances are I can't even reach their hands. Not to mention I can't jump to high either. Syracuse who drew a number 7 seed in the women's NCAA tournament will be playing the Hartford Hawks I believe at 2:00 pm on Saturday the 22nd. You can get all the information on the ladies team at http://www.syracuse.com/today/index.ssf/2008/03/syracuse_women_rewarded_with_n.html along with printable brackets for the womens NCAA tournament.
It's a bright sunny day here in the Syracuse area for St Patrick's Day. There hasn't been a whole lot to talk about snow wise lately but I'm guessing there will be sometime soon. We still seem to be stuck in a cold pattern and the Gulf still seems to be pretty active.
Tomorrow is the St Patrick's day parade and celebration downtown so I'm just going to repost a blog from the past to let you know how the day goes. Looking at the forecast it looks like maybe a decent day with a hit or miss shower. I'm liking the fact that the winds don't seem to be an issue this season year like they have been in the past. Anyways here is pretty much how our day will go tomorrow and maybe I'll bump into some of you downtown.
For the first time since the 2004-2005 snow season Buffalo has gone over the 100 inch mark!
Right now the supposedly Oracle of the Golden Snowball stats is getting his butt kicked by the General for our Winter outlook predictions. I'm not yelling Uncle yet though because I still think we have at least another 4 - 5 weeks of on and off snow left. I look OK on some of my predictions and the General right now looks better on his. Here is our predictions that we posted back in November of 2007:
Sean Kirst has an article out today about the Golden Snowball contest and his opening line to the story "As any disciple of Syracuse University basketball knows, this is not a good year to take big leads for granted. "
Wow, How much one little storm can change the standings.
Buffalo and Rochester are making a charge to be the king of the hill. Snow hill that is and if they are smart they will wait until after around 6:30 or so because most likely there will be 30,000 plus SU fans on the SU hill to defend it with the Orangemen game against Marquette going on today. Just a heads up that the schedule says the game is at 2 pm but it's actually at 4 pm. GO CUSE!!!
This late in the season you have to take what you can to win the Golden Snowball Award. My advice to Buffalo and Rochester is don't blow it with this new storm coming our way.
Wow, another sunny day in New York. I lost count but it has to be about 3 sunny days now in the last couple of weeks. The headline above should be "Another Winter Storm Coming" but that's getting old right now the way they have been turning out. We'll let you know how bad this storm will be when it's over with ;) Right now the storm watches are starting to get posted and as always you can check out the latest weather watches and warnings for you city at http://www.weather.gov/view/prodsByState.php?state=ny&prodtype=warnings I just saw that it was snowing pretty good in Dallas, Texas area. I believe Texas is where the storm coming our way come Friday - Sunday is starting out. Of course I could be wrong like I have been for most of this season. From reading around a bit this next storm looks like advantage Buffalo. Of course that could change over the next 24 hours or so.
7:30 pm Update - It looks like freezing rain has started her in the Syracuse area. Either that or it's freezing after it sits for awhile. Either way the car is just starting to get a light coat of ice on it. I'm out for awhile and will try to get an update in later tonight. Take it slow if your driving tonight.
Winter Storm Watch for Tuesday - Wednesday! It looks like it is due more to freezing rain than snow. Click here for your current storm watches and warnings.
Well per usual the models are again hinting at a potentially MAJOR storm system heading up our way. A few things concern me about this potential storm.