Is Buffalo's Seasonal Snowfall Record on the Line
Since the resurrection of the Golden Snowball contest several years back there has really only been one other time when one of the GSB cities had a shot at breaking Buffalo's hold on a snow record. That record which still stands is the seasonal snowfall record of 199.4 inches back in the 1976 - 1977 season. That city was Syracuse a few years back in the 2003 - 2004 snow season in which they had 181.3 inches and if I remember correctly they were rocking and all of the sudden the snow just stopped.
Syracuse's best was still off the Buffalo record by over half a foot piling up 192.1 inches in the 92 - 93 season. The question is, is this the year that Syracuse breaks the all time seasonal snow record and perhaps the first time that one of the cities in the Golden Snowball contest go over the 200 inch mark? Probably not because as soon as I type something like this I jinx the city and everything comes to a stop. Lets hope that's not the case though ;)
What got me thinking about the 200 inch mark was Tom Hauf from the TV 5 weather in Syracuse. He sends out a daily forecast email and last night he sent one with some pretty good stats. According to Tom Hauf, he said that:
"We are 40% of the way through the accumulating snow season and if this pace continues we would end up with 213.4" of snow making this winter Syracuse's snowiest on record".
Looking at the temperatures for the next several days with the highest in the 20's there is a good chance that the snow will keep piling up for most of the GSB cities with no end in sight for the near future. Good news for snow lovers, not so good for snow haters. For the snow haters according to Tom we are 40% through the snow season so just think that the glass is almost half full. The Big question, when it's completely full will Syracuse have the long sought after snow record of 200 inches or more?
Have a great weekend all and drive careful!