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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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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Eeny, Meeny, Miny Snow

I just took a look at the radar and the game eeny, meeny, miny, moe comes to mind when trying to figure out which city is going to make out the best in the next 24 hours or so :) Any Guesses???

Right now it looks like the winds have shifted around Buffalo and coming from more of a north - northwest flow right so in my opinion all 3 of the Big cities have a shot at piling up some good snow amounts with either Buffalo, Rochester or Syracuse getting a little extra over the others. If I were to guess and that's normally all I can do (remember I'm clueless) I would guess that the heavier bands are going to set up right between Rochester and Syracuse.

That said Buffalo added another 5+ inches to their totals since the last update so they have a shot at taking the lead if the Arctic air stays on more of a northern pattern. Again, remember the source. Me :( Either way it should get slick in all of the cities off and on and lets see if we can come up with a lead change.

Here in the Syracuse area a pretty good band went by this morning dropping around 2 inches in probably under an hour and most likely did the same for Buffalo and Rochester. IMO it's a toss of the coin as to which city will win this round of snowfall. Right now mostly sunny with the winds picking up ;)

Have a great Evening and remember "Snow Means Slow"! Take it easy out there.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rain and 50 Degrees or Snow and 25 Degrees

Sorry about the lack of updates but there hasn't really been anything to update. All of the golden snowball cities are below their normal snowfall for this time in the season. The next few days hopefully will start things up again but for how long. Let's hope the rest of the snow season. Yesterday was a warm but rainy day which makes me ask,

Would you rather have a day like yesterday with a ton of rain and the temperature around 50 degrees or would you rather have the cold and snow? My opinion is that the weather yesterday was just to dark and gloomy for me. I'd rather have the white stuff falling myself.

Hey, how about DA'CUSE? Great game against Georgetown last night and a great season so far. GO CUSE!!!!!

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Can You Stump the Weather Chump

Both snow contest stats have been updated as of this morning ;)

Stephen aka PSUSyr5 has been posting some fun forecasts on the Golden Snow Globe website It's all in fun and lets see if we can get some interaction. Here is what Stephen posted to get you all involved. You can pick an area in New York State or any other region in the United States. The idea IMO is to make it a hard one so we can stump the weather chump ;)

From PSUSyr5 - You’ve seen the Golden Snow Cast forecasts, but none of them have been for an area where you live. Or, perhaps there is a region out there that you’d like to see a forecast for, and the Golden SnowCast didn’t cover it. After all, there is only one World prediction in each Golden SnowCast forecast, so the chances of coverage for a specific area are quite small for a given time period. Or, maybe the Golden SnowCast did cover your area previously, but now you want more.

Say hello to Stump the Weather Chump. This is your chance to be a part of the forecasts. Just make a reply to this, or any Golden Snow Cast or Stump the Weather Chump post stating at least the region for which you would like a forecast. You can also mention what you would like in the forecast as well (temperature, precipitation, etc). I would like to keep the forecasts to 2-3 days ahead. Some forecasts may be general statements (at least half of the cities in the area will have temperatures 5 below average, all cities will have at least an inch of snow, etc) or involve a range (high temperatures 40-45, snow 1-3 inches, etc). That will mostly depend on what’s out there and the details given in the forecast request. So, basically, this will be like the Golden Snowcast forecast, except you control the forecast elements.

As with the Golden Snowcast, I’ll be keeping track of my progress (or lack there of) with this.

Have a Great Sunday All!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Both of Our Snow Contests Mentioned

Sean Kirst a journalist for the Post Standard here in the Syracuse area put out an article today that mentions both our New York State snow contest and our new national snow race which I thought was pretty cool. You can check it out HERE at . Thanks for the mention and the story Sean ; ) USA, LLC

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Rochester's Snowflakes are Adding Up

It's been kind of quiet the last few days but Rochester is slowly inching it's way back toward the top. They've taken 4 inches off of Syracuse's lead over them to be only 9 inches away from the lead and right now are less than a couple of inches away from reclaiming 2nd place in the Golden Snowball contest.

There is still a lot of Winter left and the race is a whole lot closer than it was at this time last season. In other words the golden snowball trophy is up for grabs for all of the GSB cities right now. Even Binghamton is staying close enough to the top to have a shot at the trophy.

I'm in the process of gathering the snow stats for the national contest and they will be posted later today. It should be interesting to see how the North East ends up this round.

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Have a Great Day All!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Syracuse in a Two Way Tie for Snowiest US City

Syracuse just tied Fort Collins, Colorado for the snowiest big city in the United States. It gets even better though. Rochester and Buffalo are right behind them in the top 10. Go Cuse, Go Rock, Go Buffalo!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Golden Snowball Winter Prediction

It just dawned on me that I haven't done a winter forecast prediction yet here at . Maybe I'll get it up before the snow season is over. I suppose I could wait another couple months and really nail it down good huh? I'll do the research and try and put it up later tonight :) Obviously with most of the cities above normal right now you may think I will go that way. Could be ;)

Also, I just updated the national snow stats. You can check them out here. A little bit of shifting around in the top 10 snowiest cities but not a whole lot. All of the GSB cities survived the top 10 but it's definitely getting pretty close in that race also.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Forgetful Was My Middle Name Yesterday

OK! Nothing to do about snow right now but I was just thinking about how much was on my work plate yesterday. My mind was going in a zillion directions and then I got an email from my sister, older sister, way older sister that had this video. The reason I'm making the point of wayyyyyyyyyy older sister is because she put me about 3 years ahead of the age I really am on my last birthday which was just before the holidays. In other words Pay Back is a :0)

Anyways, yesterday I would go to do this and end up doing something else and forgetting what I was suppose to do in the first place. The video pretty much sums it up. Can anyone else relate to it???

Monday, January 4, 2010

Defending Snow Champ Syracuse Sleds into The Lead

Da Cuse is in the Igloo, err house. Syracuse has finally for the first time this season taken the lead in the Golden Snowball contest. You know it's a good snow race when Syracuse was near the bottom most of the season and at the bottom at one point. Can they hold on to the top spot til the finish. Nah! Not the way the season has been going so far. I expect several more lead changes :)

Buffalo isn't even close to throwing in the shovel yet and I don't think Rochester is either. Rochester was the big surprise with the weekend snowfall only posting about 6 1/2 inches but I'm sure they will be winning several rounds this season to keep it close. Even our neighbors to the South, Binghamton is still holding tough and post some snow just about every day now. I'm going to keep saying it! It's going to be a great snow race for the 2009 - 2010 season.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Golden Snow Globe Cities Are Updated

I just got through updating the snowiest US city website at All 3 cities, Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester have finally snowed their way into the top 10. Check out the latest snow stats for that contest.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Latest New York Storm Totals for a 1/2 & 1/3

5:30 PM New Snow Stats - Buffalo, Albany and Rochester's latest stats have just been posted at NOAA and Buffalo is looking pretty good with a 2 day total so far of 14.3 inches. Rochester and Albany didn't fair quite as good. At least not at the airports. Rochester is showing 2.6 for Sat & 3.5 so far today for a storm total of 6.1 inches. Albany shows just a couple of inches. Syracuse and Binghamton's stats just came out as I am typing and it's looking good for Syracuse with a 2 day storm total of 14.5 so far. Bingo is only reporting 1.4 inches.

Buffalo holds on to the King of the hill title and Syracuse jumps all the way up to second place while Binghamton who was in first place just yesterday drops all the way down to fourth. More to come because it's still snowing and the question is can Buffalo hold off DaCuse?

2 Day Storm Totals as of about 5 PM Sunday and still counting:

Syracuse - 14.5
Buffalo - 14.3
Rochester - 6.1
Albany - 2.0
Binghamton - 1.4


Sunday 4:00 PM - Just went out and shoveled and if I were to do a guesstimate I would say about 15 inches so far since about midnight Saturday. Hopefully at least that at the airport. Probably about the same going on here today as Patrick from Rochester just posted in the comments. A steady light snow here in DaCuse. It keeps getting dark like it wants to fire up but then lightens up again. What's it doing in your area and thanks for the updates everyone? Depending on what the other US cities are doing we may be able to get all 3 of our cities in the top 10. I'm holding off for now on the update until most of the snow stops falling for the Goldensnowglobe website.

Noon Sunday - Awesome says it all! The stats were just updated but keep in mind that they were from late last night (around 1:00 am) for Syracuse, Binghamton and Albany. The stats for Buffalo and Rochester were as of about 5 - 5:30 am this morning. Buffalo has retaken the lead once again but can they stay King come the next update later today?

I'm going to give Syracuse the advantage right now for the fact that I shoveled about 6 inches around 3:00 am this morning and I just measured another 6 inches. So I would say Syracuse has at least another 10 inches to add as of right now. Just remember I'm always wrong ;) A good part of New York is still getting snow and should be for a good part of the day so hopefully we will have some decent numbers to post later on.

Have a great day all!

3:30 PM - Nothing in the Syracuse area but a few flakes. It does look like the snow up North is slowly trying to make it down to us though. Hopefully this won't be a bust like it was earlier in the week :( Buffalo and Rochester look like they may be getting some decent snow. Any snow coming down where you live right now?

There has been a few lead changes the last several days which can only mean one thing. This is an exciting snow race this season ;)

Yesterday we had two king of the snow hills! Buffalo overtook Rochester as king of the hill at one point by 1 tenth of an inch. Binghamton wasn't having any part of that though pushing Buffalo down the hill where they now sit in the middle of the hill planning their return to the top. Rochester sits at the #2 spot while the Syracusans are finally making up lost snow and are thinking maybe, just maybe they will be the King of the snow hill some time tomorrow. Rochester may throw a snowball or two into Syracuse's plans though.

Snow is in the forecast for all of the GSB cities for today and tomorrow. After looking at some of the forecasts I'm thinking it's either going to be The Rock or Da Cuse at the top come tomorrow night. Just remember it's me thinking that and I'm normally wrong ;) I'll be trying to throw in a few extra snow stat updates as they roll in and get posted on NOAA and remember Snow Means Slow. Take it slow that is unless your on a sled of course :)

I'm also going to try and update the national snow contest today. It should be interesting to see where Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse stand nationally after this weekend is over. I know Michigan has been getting some good snow along with a couple other states.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here is something that my sister sent me and has been showing up in emails that I want to share with Ya's.

My Wish for ALL of You in 2010

May peace break into your home and may thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet for $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and may laughter assault your lips!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy
May the problems you had, forget your home address!
In simple words ............

May 2010 be the best year of your life!!!

Have a Super, Happy. Prosperous and Healthy New Year All!