Syracuse Sledding Toward a Top 10 Snow Season
Syracuse set another date record yesterday with 5.6 inches of snow (kind of wimpy if you ask me) but it looks like a warm up for the next few days may put a sudden stop to things temporarily at least.
If my math is right which remember it normally isn't, Syracuse has had it's 12th snowiest season so far and a top 10 finish is in reach. I was looking over the stats here at the Snow Stats Page and it looks like if Syracuse can end the season with 153.1 inches that will put them in the top 10. Syracuse has a chance of having their 5th snowiest season if they can keep piling up the snow and reach a total of 168.9 inches. With Syracuse needing just a couple more feet of snow and with March's average snowfall of just under 19 inches it's definitely doable. What about that long sought after 200 inch mark? March has been known for a good storm or two and I think it would take something like the March blizzard of 1993 to put us in reach of that goal.
One of the comments left here was how it's pretty much over and that even a good Nor Easter wouldn't move the cities close because Syracuse would also get the snow. Not a Nor Easter like last season where Buffalo picked up something like 23 inches and Syracuse got a little more than a dusting. Of course I think it would take a couple of them for Rochester and Buffalo to have a shot at a comeback like they made last season. No doubt though that it's looking pretty good right now for Syracuse as we wind down the home stretch.
I'm feeling pretty confident about the Golden Snowball Winter Prediction this season. Well other than picking Rochester pulling an upset. With the Rock and Buffalo both ready to hit their seasonal averages and Binghamton still above their normals at least 3, of the 5 GSB cities will have an above average snowfall season for 2008 - 2009. Here is the 2008 - 2009 winter outlook that was posted back in December. Yeah, yeah, I know my totals are pretty off right now other than DaCuse so Rochester and Buffalo best start piling it on. Have a Great Day All!