Some Syracuse Snow Stats
Good luck saying that title 5 times fast! :)
This is my first post as a contributor to the site, so I figured what better way to celebrate than a look back at the last storm.
According to the National Weather Service, the storm produced the fourth highest snowfall totals in any four day period on record. Below are the top 4 four day totals, with the last date in the four day period in parenthesis.
44.6 inches (2/1/1966)
44.5 inches (3/14/1993)
44.3 inches (1/31/1966)
43.2 inches (12/8/2010)
I find it a bit interesting that the three higher amounts are all in the later portion of the season. So, in other words, this the highest amount of snow Syracuse has ever had in a four day period this early in the season.
It was also the 6th highest 5 day total, and the 5th highest 3 day total.
It snowed continuously from 6:16 AM December 4th to 8:10 AM December 8th. That's a total of 97 hours and 54 minutes.
Oh yeah, more snow is expected toward the later part of the weekend, and the early part of next week.
Is Buffalo's snowiest season for all GSB cities (199.4 in 1976-1977) in trouble? Obviously, it's way too early to tell, but Syracuse is already about a quarter of the way there.
By the way, Winter has not officially begun yet. That's December 21st, almost 2 weeks away.