I keep hearing and reading about some places in the United States getting some decent snow already. Right now it seems like places that are in the higher elevations. though.

Below is a map of snowfall from the last two days. The snow that has fallen from September 12th and 13th. So far I am still just seeing a trace of snow for a few of the big cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest but I’m starting to think that this season may start a little sooner than normal.

This map shows that measurable snow fell in Montana and in Wyoming. I also just looked at the 7-day snow map and that shows that some snow fell in Indiana. Snow in Indiana already? I’ll have to research that.

Snow in the United States September, 2016

Click Here for the NOAA Snow Map

Anyways, it’s a pretty cool map that shows estimates of how much snow has fallen and you can go back to the last 7 days. It also shows what the current depth is in different parts of the country. Stay Tuned :)

A Trace of Snow in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Omaha

Is anyone ready to get the snow season going yet? I’m guessing only a few of you with winter toys are ready but believe it or not some cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest are already showing a trace of snow. Hey, I’m just the messenger ;)

I figured I would do a reset of all of the snow stats from last season, the 2015-2016 snow season, after reading about a few of the smaller cities receiving measurable snowfall in parts of the US. I’m pretty sure this is the earliest I have ever done an update on the snow site since the Golden Snow Globe snow contest began back in the 2009-2010 season.

Anyways, none of the Big cities are showing measurable snowfall yet but there are a few cities that are showing a trace. Remember, measurable snow is a tenth of an inch or more. There are however several that are showing a trace of snow including a couple that I’m not too sure about but the National Weather Service is reporting it.

So far Omaha, Nebraska, Pueblo and Colorado Springs, Colorado are showing a trace of snow for the new 2016-2017 snow season. There are a few more that I am hesitant to add to the list right now. The new season starts on July 1st and ends on June 30th. Normally, I start looking at the cities sometime in October so if I don’t see any snow being reported chance are there won’t be an update for awhile :)

OK, believe it or not, El Paso, Texas is showing a trace of snow which I believe they (Supposedly) received on August 21st. The only problem I am having is that on Aug 21st, the high temp was 86 and the low 63. Does Hail count? Amarillo, TX, and Topeka, KS are also showing a trace of snow so far on the season.

A big WOW to seeing those stats in the NWS snow stats. Looking at the temps in El Paso around that time, hard to believe, so for now, I am going to leave them at zero and out of the contest for now. Hopefully, one of you more knowledgeable than me (Ha, like you exist, j/k :P ) can explain to me if I am wrong for leaving these cities out.

A Couple of Fun Snow Facts Per the National Weather Service

Here a few of the snow stats that caught my eye while doing this update.  This update was done on 9/8/2016

* Fort Collins, Colorado on average has 0.1 inches of snow this time in the season.

* Billings, Montana’s normal snowfall to date on average is 0.1 inches of snow.

* September 3rd, 1961 Denver. Co received 4.2 inches of snow which is the highest to date for this time of the season.

Click Here for the current snowiest cities snow stats, updated 9/8

Enjoy the rest of the summer all and I’ll be seeing you all soon. Let’s hope not too soon, though ;)

Baltimore, Maryland Moved Into Top 25 Big City Snow Contest

Well hello all, are ya’s missing the snow yet? No need to get nervous yet and as far as I know none of the big cities have received any measurable snow for the new 2016-2017 snow season. I just wanted to share an adjustment that I came across from the NWS that lowered the totals for Newark, New Jersey’s snow totals dropping them out of the Top 25. Sorry Newark.

National Weather Service Correct Newark, New Jersy’s Snow Totals

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I did a double check on all of the snow stats for the 2015-2016 snow season and there were a few adjustments from The National Weather Service. The only one that made a difference in the line-up was that Newark, New Jersy had their snow totals adjusted downward which dropped Newark out of the Top 25 snowiest cities in the US.

That moved Baltimore, Maryland which was in 26th place into the Top 25 snowiest Big city contest for the 2015-2016 season at number 25 on the snow mountain. So Congrats to Baltimore for making it into the Top 25 :)

When I wrapped up the Golden Snow Globe contest back in May Newark, New Jersey was reporting 3.4 inches of snowfall according to the National Weather Service. When I just did a final check for all of the cities snowfall totals the NWS was reporting only 32.8 inches of snow for last season. Unfortunately for Newark, with the National Weather Service melting away 3.6 inches off the totals, that was enough to drop Newark down to the 26th spot on the Golden Snow Globe snow mountain.

Click Here for The Top 25 Snowiest Cities in the United States

If anything changes I will post it and again, Congrats to Baltimore for being one of the Top 25 snowiest Big cities in the country. Have a great Summer all and see ya’s in the Fall ;)

Alaska’s Bear Cam Live at Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park

Explore has a really cool live cam of the bears at Brooks Falls at the Katmai National Park in Alaska. What’s cool about this live bear cam in Alaska is that since I have been watching, it has been pretty active with several bears on the cam along with what I am guessing are Salmon fish swimming upstream. The last time I watch it and be careful, it’s addicting there were 5 bears trying to feast on the fish.

This is a live stream of the bears at the Katmai National Park in Alaska and I believe the camera is hosted by Explore.org. You can click on the live cam of the bears below to start watching. Feel free to share this with any of your friends that love watching wildlife live.

Live Cam of Bears in Alaska

As I mentioned above, just click on the video below to start watching the bears at Brook Falls, Alaska live and enjoy the wildness of the Alaskan bears in their natural surroundings.

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Screenshot of the bears in Alaska at around midnight 7/12/2016

Brook Falls, Alaska Bear Cam Live Bear Cams in Alaska

Credit goes to Explore.org for this great live cam of the wild bears in Alaska.

Updated 6/8 -I just want to give a Big Thanks to Michael Yates for your recent donation. Even though we are getting into the warm months, the donations still help out a lot in paying some of the bills ;) Thanks Michael, I really appreciate you taking the time :)
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Lakewood, Colorado Wins Golden Snow Globe Contest

Congratulations to Lakewood, Colorada for being the officially, unofficial snowiest big city in the United states for the 2015-2016 snow season. Believe it or not, any snow that falls up until June 30th still counts for the 2015-2016 snow season. I feel pretty confident calling the snow contest and the winner right now with Lakewood having over a foot of snow more than Syracuse, New York, and a 20+ inch lead over Fort Collins and Denver Colorado as of this posting. The only reason I waited this long to call it was because of the Colorado cities still having a chance for some snow. I will update the seasonal snow stats as/if needed.

Lakewood,Co received some decent late season snow that dropped more than enough snow to skate past the normal season favorite Syracuse, New York which held the lead a couple times this season. Lakewood also slipped past Erie, Pa, South Bend, Indiana, Flint, Michigan and Sioux Falls which were holding the top 5 spots on or around March 3rd. At that time, Lakewood was in 6th place, 20+ inches behind the leader then, Syracuse, New York.

Even though it was a mild winter for a lot of the cities this season the snow contest was pretty close and exciting once the snow finally did start falling. There were several lead changes throughout the 2015-2016 snow season and what made it fun was that it was a mix of cities on the top or near the top from all over the US. A couple that you wouldn’t expect including Lakewood, CO which as of right now has almost 40 inches of snow above their normal snowfall for the season compared to Syracuse, NY which has a snow deficit of over 40 inches this season. WTG Lakewood :)

How The 2015-2016 Snow Season Started

Anchorage, Alaska started off the 2015-2016 Golden Snow Globe contest when I did an update on September 30th. The National Weather Service was reporting 2.8 inches of snow and was the only city reporting measurable snowfall. A few others were showing just a trace of snow. Syracuse, NY was the next city to report some measurable snow on or around October 18th-19th, 2015.

Finally a Top 10 Snowiest City List

We finally had a Top 5 list for snowiest Big cities in the United States around November 6th and didn’t have a top 10 list until November 17th when there were 12 cities reporting measurable snowfall.  Anchorage, Alaska was still in the lead with 9.6 inches of snow.  Below is pretty much how this season played out as far as cities that led the snow contest at one time or another.  Keep in mind that the National Weather Service updates the snow stats the next day for the previous day so the dates are give or take a day ;)

Lead Changes in The 2015-2016 National Golden Snow Globe Contest

9/30 – Anchorage, Alaska started the 2015-2016 Golden Snow Globe contest on or around September 30th

12/15 – Lakewood, Colorado takes the lead with 24.0 inches of snow. Anchorage is in 2nd with 22.2 inches.

* NOTE – Come Christmas day, Reno, Nevada had 10.5 inches of snowfall.  Reno is beating Erie, Pa which only has 4.8 inches. Rochester, NY has 1.2, Syracuse has 0.8 inches on Christmas day, Buffalo, NY is showing just a tenth of an inch and Worcester, MA is only reporting a trace of snow on the season. WOW! It gets better! Last season’s snow champs, Lowell, MA doesn’t even have a snowflake yet ;)

12/29 – Sioux Falls, South Dakota takes the lead from Lakewood, CO with a snow total of 32.7 inches of snow on the season.

* NOTE – 1/15 – About Halfway through January the snow contest started getting more exciting with the Northeast cities finally starting to get into the snowball fight :)

1/20 – Erie, PA takes the lead from Sioux Falls, SD by two-tenths of an inch posting 42.3 inches. Sioux Falls has 42.1 inches of snow.

1/25 – Sioux Falls started packing the snowballs and took the lead back from Erie, Pa. Syracuse has been hanging in 3rd place just waiting to slide to the top on the snow mountain.

1/29 – Erie, PA takes slips back to the top with leading Sioux Falls by half an inch.

2/2 – While Erie and Sioux Falls were battling it out this season’s snow champs Lakewood, CO slipped past both of them by just over an inch of snow :)

2/10 – At this point in the snow season there was a lot of back and forth going on. Erie, PA slides to the top again!

2/14 – Yayyyy! Syracuse, NY finally climbed to the top of the snow mountain for the first time this season. Yeah, I’m from Syracuse so I can say Yayyyy :P

2/16 – OK, so much for my Yayyyy :( Erie, PA retakes the lead!

3/2 – Buh Bye Erie, Hello Syracuse ;)

3/24 – Lakewood had more than enough time away from the top to make some snowballs and they put them to good use retaking the lead ;)

4/3 – I was surprised that Syracuse got some decent snowfall in April to slip past Lakewood by almost 6 inches of snow come 4/4 and Syracuse was at 80.4 inches on the season. Well below their normal average but hey, seemed like enough. Us folks in Syracuse were pretty much ready to do a victory dance ;)

4/17 – Lakewood gets pounded with snow on or around the 16th and 17 and picks up 16 inches of snow. No, really they did. Can you say snow season and contest over :( Lakewood sleds to the top of the Golden Snow Globe mountain and sets up camp. Ain’t no city gonna touch em after that. 16 inches of snow in April, you deserve to be crowned the snow champs for the snowiest big city in the United States. Way to go Lakewood, Colorado :)

Click here see all of the 2015-2016 snow updates throughout the season!

5/24 – The funny part is that Lakewood and all of the Colorado cities continued to pile up snow after they got hammered by that storm. That was why I was a little hesitant to call the contest. I was waiting to see if Denver or Fort Collins, CO could catch Lakewood. With a 20+ inch lead right now I feel pretty confident that Lakewood will be the snowiest big city in the United States with a population of 100.000 or more. If something changes then the snow contest will go on. That said, Congrats Lakewood and well deserved :)  We had 14 lead changes this season give or take a couple which isn’t too bad considering the lack of snow for a lot of cities.

It Was a Fun National Snow Contest This Season

So, all in all, this season’s national Golden Snow Globe contest for snowiest Big cities in the United States turned out to be a fun snow race and exciting too.  It’s obviously all of you that visit the snow site and our Facebook snow group page that made it so much fun.  A Big Thanks to all of you for helping to make the 2015-2016 snow season a blast.  That also includes all of you news folks out there that wrote about the snow contest and also the Meteorologists who helped out by keeping us informed.

A special Thanks to those of you that were able to donate to the snow site.  The donations help out a lot not to mention always keep me motivated, lol ;)

Hope you all had fun. Feel Free to buy me a cold one ;)





OK, really it helps me pay the bills through the Summer and just maybe a cocktail or two :) !

 

I’ll still be keeping an eye on the weather and if I hear of a city getting snow I’ll do an update.  Keep in mind that as I mentioned above the snow season according to the National Weather Service runs from July 1st until June 30th. So in other words nothing is official until then ;)

Have a Safe, Nice, Enjoyable Summer All!

 

What City Was Winning Snow Contest This Time Last Season

I thought it would be fun to compare last season (2014-2015) with this snow season (2015-2016) to see how the cities are doing as we come down the home stretch :) You can compare the cities snow totals to date for both seasons in the chart below. Keep in mind there will be some new cities that were added this snow season just to mix it up and also some cities that were dropped.

I think there are two things that stand out the most. Number one being where the heck is Lowell, Massachusetts and the other MA cities this season? Lowell, MA is the defending National Big city snow champs from the 2014-2015 snow season. You will have to scroll down quite a bit to find Lowell this season as they are currently in 39th place right now. Lowell, MA has 88.7 inches less snow this season compared to last season at this time.

If you remember, last season it was a two-way tie between Worcester, Ma and Syracuse, NY at the end of the season when Mother Nature sneezed and gave Lowell just enough snow to win the Golden Snow Globe snow contest. Or maybe it was an adjustment, wink, wink :P Last season was as close as it could have gotten and was a lot of fun. I’m pretty sure we will have a different snow champ this season, no offense to those of you from Lowell but I don’t think there are enough snow storms left this season to make up 40+ inches of snow.

The second thing that stands out the most is the snow totals or should I say lack of snow totals. This could be the first season since starting the snow contest back in the 2009-2010 season that the winning city may have under 100 inches of snow. Syracuse, NY, the current leader is still almost 30 inches away from 100 inches as of this posting. WOW, what a wimpy snow season for a lot of cities so far. Yes, even though nice weather is taking over I don’t think we are quite done yet ;)

Some Cities Way Below Last Seasons Snow Totals as of 3/6/2016

As always, Keep in mind my fuzzy math ;)

Lowell, MA – Minus 88.7 Inches
Worcester, MA – Minus 83.9 Inches
Boston, MA – Minus 79.8 Inches
Buffalo, NY – Minus 60.8 Inches
Rochester, NY – Minus 59.7 Inches
Providence, RI – 54.1 Inches
Syracuse, NY – Minus 42 Inches
Erie, PA – Minus – 35.5 Inches

And the list goes on as you will see below. There are several cities that are doing a bit better than last season as you will also see below but nothing to really brag about. This season’s snow leaders are on the left and last season’s leaders on the right.

Compare This Snow Season To Last Season

Some of the Top 25 Snowiest
Cities in the United States 2015-2016 Snow Season Updated 3/7/2016

Snowiest City on 3/7

US States
 and Cities

2015 – 2016
Snowfall Totals

Snowiest City 3/7/2015

2014 – 2015
Snowfall Totals

1 Syracuse, New York

72.2

Worcester, Mass

115.6

2 Erie, Pennsylvania

68.3

Syracuse, New York

114.2

3 South Bend, Indiana

66.1

 Lowell, MA

113.6

4 Flint, Michigan

61.6

Buffalo, New York

108.8

5 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

56.6

Boston, Mass

105.7

6 Lakewood, Colorado

53.6

Erie, Pennsylvania

103.8

7 Rochester, New York

53.5

Rochester, New York

95.1

8 Grand Rapids, Michigan

51.7

South Bend, Indiana

79.4

9 Ann Arbor, Michigan

50.5

Grand Rapids, Michigan

77.9

10 Buffalo, New York

48.0

Providence, Rhode Island

73.5

11 Fort Collins, Colorado

45.9

Lakewood, Colorado

70.0

12 Lansing, Michigan

42.5

Cleveland, Ohio

65.9

13 New York, New York (JFK)

40.9

Hartford, Connecticut

59.3

14 Denver, Colorado

38.8

Akron, Ohio

58.8

15 Green Bay, Wisconsin

37.5

Ann Arbor, Michigan

51.3

16 Allentown, Pennsylvania

36.2

Bridgeport, Connecticut

51.3

17 Newark, New Jersey

36.2

Detroit, Michigan

47.5

18 Rochester, Minnesota

35.4

Denver, Colorado

47.5

19 Baltimore, Maryland

35.1

Billings, Montana

47.2

20 Detroit, Michigan

34.0

Pittsburgh,
Pa

45.4

21 Spokane, Washington

33.6

Colorado Springs, Colorado

44.8

22 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

33.3

Toledo, Ohio

44.6

23 Worcester, Mass

31.7

Chicago, Illinois

44.3

24 Salt Lake City, Utah

31.6

Flint, Michigan

43.9

25 Minneapolis, Minnesota

31.2

Allentown, Pennsylvania

43.6

Some of The Other Snowy
Cities in The United States

26 Chicago, Illinois

30.1

New York, New York (Central
Park)

42.5

27 Des Moines, Iowa

30.0

Newark, New Jersey

42.5

28 Anchorage, Alaska

29.3

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

41.5

29 Madison, Wisconsin

28.0

Fort Wayne, Indiana

40.1

30 Omaha, Nebraska

27.4

Rochester, Minnesota

38.3

31 Philadelphia, Pa

27.2

Fort Collins, Colorado

38.2

32 Colorado Springs, Colorado

27.1

Lansing, Michigan

35.6

33 Provo, Utah

27.0

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

31.9

34 Pittsburgh,
Pa

26.1

Rockford, Illinois

30.4

35 Boston, Mass

25.9

Madison, Wisconsin

30.3

36 Bridgeport, Connecticut

25.2

Green Bay, Wisconsin

29.9

37 Akron, Ohio

25.1

Cincinnati, Ohio

29.9

38 Cleveland, Ohio

25.0

Des Moines, Iowa

29.1

39

 Lowell, MA

24.9

Minneapolis, Minnesota

27.2

40 Fargo, North Dakota

24.7

Peoria, Illinois

27.0

41 Billings, Montana

24.4

Philadelphia, Pa

23.0

42 Pueblo, Colorado

24.2

Anchorage, Alaska

20.7

43 Reno, Nevada

24.1

Spokane, Washington

16.6

44 Manchester, New Hampshire

23.0

Provo, Utah

10.1

45 Rockford, Illinois

23.0

46 Washington DC
(National)

22.2

47 Lincoln, Nebraska

20.5

48 Providence, Rhode Island

19.4

49 Fort Wayne, Indiana

19.0

50 Toledo, Ohio

17.7

51 Columbus, Ohio

16.8

52 Peoria, Illinois

15.3

53 Lubbock, Texas

13.3

54 Indianapolis, Indiana

13.3

55 Albuquerque, New Mexico

9.8

Have an Awesome Day Everyone :)

Updated 2/10 7:00 PM – Erie marches back to the Top of the snow mountain into the number 1 spot. Congrats Erie, for now anyways ;)

I figured it was going to be kind of close looking at some snow stats a little earlier. I had a feeling Erie was going to get enough snow this morning and today to take the lead away from Lakewood, CO. The only thing I was concerned about was that I saw that Sioux Falls, SD was getting some snow and thought they may have had a shot at regaining the lead also in the snow contest ;)

Stay Tuned and it will be interesting as to which city will come out on top come tomorrow ;)

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National Snowiest Big City In United States Contest

The Golden Snow Globe contest has really been starting to take shape the last week or two with many cities getting enough snow to have a shot at being the King of the Snow Mountain. The good news is that all of the Great Lakes are pretty much wide open which means Lake Effect snow for everyone :) Whether we like it or not there is still a lot of snow season left. Yeah, I know, be quiet huh ;)

With the Great Lakes having little ice on them compared to an average winter season this is a good chance for some of the cities further down the list to start their comeback. Cities like Buffalo, NY have a good chance to move up quite a bit this week and I am guessing they will… And where is Rochester, NY this season and a few others. It’s time to join the snowball fight and have some fun :)

Great Lakes Ice Cover 2/9/2016

Erie, PA which was the King of the snow mountain not too long ago picked up just enough snow to climb their way into the number 3 spot yesterday. Snow is in the forecast for the next several days for a lot of the Golden Snow Globe cities and it will be interesting to see if/when we have a new King of the mountain. I’m guessing sooner rather than later.

Lakewood, Colorado still holds the lead in the National snow contest for Big cities (population of 100,000+) but only by 1.7 inches over second place Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Erie, PA is in 3rd, Fort Collins, CO is in a tie for 4th place right now with Syracuse, New York.

Several of the cities along the great lakes are under lake effect snow watches or warnings now. With the Artic air that is expected to move into the Northeast and other places in the US no doubt, some decent snow will be falling the next several days. It’s going to be fun watching the cities slip and slide up and down the snow mountain :)

A lot of us have been paying attention to the cities around Lake Ontario and Lake Erie but I think it’s time to keep an eye on a couple of the cities around Lake Michigan which is still wide open. South Bend, Indiana and Flint, Michigan come to mind and both cities broke into the Top 10 this last update. I was checking out the radar a little while ago and it looks like Lake Michigan’s lake effect snow machines are cranking out snow in full force right now.

Stay Tuned and Stay Safe All. As always, if You See Snow – Drive Slow! Have a great day ;)

The Massettchusetts cities, Worcester, Boston and Lowell finally got some decent snow and Worcester was able to finally break into the Top 25 snowiest cities.

I want to give a Big Thanks to Jeffrey K. for your donation to the snow site. Thanks Jeff, I really appreciate that ;)

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Just a heads up while I have finally been able to tap into an internet connection, Shhhhh ;) I’m still down in North Carolina and we caught the start of the storm down here. Unfortunately it was mostly freezing rain here. I’m going to keep this short before I lose the connection but anyways I’m without internet, TV and so on. Do have power though which is nice.

I’m pretty much just sitting here twiddling my thumbs for the last couple of days. I will get an update in as soon as we get back online with Time Warner. I know I have to add more cities and feel free to suggest some if they aren’t listed here that got snow from this storm. Have a Great Week All ;)

On a side note (Shameless Plug) – The semi-annual fundraiser (actually the first ever) is going on for the snow site(s) right now. In other words, if you have a couple of bucks or if you’re Bill Gates a few million to donate to help out the snow site (Me), now is a pretty good time. If you don’t, no problem because I don’t either. If so, you do not have to join PayPal in order to donate to the site and all of your info is between you and PayPal other than your name so I know who donated and I can Thank You. Yeah, I know this post is lame but kind of necessary right now. Go Northeast and it’s gonna be fun from here on!

* Thank You Jennifer M. for your donation and for taking the time. They help out a lot Jennifer and I really do appreciate it :)
* Thanks Debra A. for taking the time. I truly appreciate it :)
* I want to give a Big Thanks to John A. for your donation tonight. It helps out more than you know John :)
* Thanks Stephen S. for your donation today. Words even above can’t explain how much it helps me out :)
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Updated 1/21 2:00 AM -Erie, PA is the new King of the snow mountain right now. As of the last update Erie, PA has taken the top spot away from Sioux Falls, SD by one snowflake. Keep in mind that I only updated the Top 5 cities after getting a heads up from Erie’s very own Geoff Cornish. Thanks Geoff for the heads up and making me stay up a little later, j/k ;) Check out the news and Geoffs forecasts for Erie at

Stay Tuned for full update sometime tomorrow when I wake up. Don’t hold your breath for a morning update ;)

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Updated 1/20 8 PM -Syracuse, NY has managed to get just enough snowflakes to slip past Erie, PA and to move onto the 2 slot of the snow mountain. Sioux Falls still is the King of the snow mounatin right now by a couple of inches give or take.

I’m loving the way the snow contest has been taking shape this past week and loving how close it is. Some of the other cities that we are use to seeing on the top have been steadily climbing their way to the top. The storm that is expected to hit the coast this weekend should make it even more interesting and fun.

Fun is what the snow contest is all about folks. So have fun and Please take this storm seriously if it’s in the forecast for your area. Have a Great Night and Drive Safe :)

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Updated 1/19 8 PM - The snow race is getting exciting and the big question as we all waited for this last update is did Erie take the lead? Better yet did Erie manage to stay in 2nd place?

The answer can be found on the Top 25 page :P Just to give you a heads up before you go there I have to mention that Syracuse broke a date record today breaking the old record of 7.3 inches set back in 2003 and no I’m not saying how much yet No doubt the Golden Snow Globe bears are chasing Syracuse’s butts too ;)

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The way Erie, Pennsylvania has been sledding up the snow mountain you would think they are being chased by a Golden Snow Globe snow bear or something. Is there a such thing as a snow bear and do we have them on the mountain? Maybe it’s not a snow bear and it’s Syracuse, New York they are trying to stay ahead of. Both cities have been climbing towards the top of the National snow contest for Big cities with a population of 100,000 or more.

Cute little polar bear cubs in the snow.

Both Erie, PA and Syracuse have been able to connect with some decent Lake Effect snow this last week or so moving into the Top 5 of the snowiest BIG cities in the country. The new Top 5 as of this last update are now Sioux Falls, SD, Erie, PA, Lakewood, CO, Spokane, WA and Syracuse, NY. Many other cities have also been breaking camp finally and making the trek to the top of the snow mountain now that the cold air is finally sticking around.

In the last week give or take a day Erie has gone from the 14th slot in the snowiest city contest to the number 2 slot. It will be interesting come the next update to see if Erie can take away the top spot from Sioux Falls. Stay tuned ;)

Syracuse has moved all the way up the snow mountain from the 41st spot to move into the number 5 slot the last several days. Like Erie and several other cities, they hooked into some decent lake effect snow the last week give or take.

The last 7 days have helped several cities in the North East catch up either a little or a lot and the snow contest is finally starting to take shape. Oh, it gets even better maybe for those of you who remember how last season’s snow race went. It went right down to the finish with Lowell, MA pulling out a victory at the very end beating Syracuse and Worcester, MA which were in a tie.

As of this last update last season’s snow champs Lowell are in 47th place give or take with just 6.3 inches of snow so far for the 2015-2016 snow season. Boston isn’t even in the Top 50 right now. The thing is and I’m guessing, most of the cities from the north that are near the bottom right now probably were last season also at this time but then… Then all of the Nor’Easter’s and storms started hitting. Pretty close to right about this time in the season.

Hmmm, did someone say storm? They did and I see all of the pros talking about a storm getting ready to hit some of those cities in the near future that have been hanging at the bottom of the snow mountain. Cities like Boston, Philly and many others. You all know that I am clueless so check with your favorite Meteorologist to get more information on what they are expecting to be a Nor’Easter hitting the coast sometime come Friday and Saturday. Hey, Have a Great Day Everyone ;)

The national Golden Snow Globe contest for snowiest big cities is getting even more interesting now that some of the Northeast cities have come out to play. Sioux Falls, SD has been leading the snow contest for awhile now but some cold air has finally hit most of the North East.

For most of the 2015-2016 snow season, it’s been the cities in the Western United states and Mid US hanging near the top of the Golden Snow Globe mountain. The last several days the artci air has finally moved into the eastern have of the US bringing some decent snowfall to some of the cities that are normally camped out by now on top of the snow mountain.

Cities like Syracuse and Buffalo, NY, Erie, PA and Grand Rapids, MI have been camping at the bottom of the snow mountain up until the last few days. Most of those cities weren’t even in the top 30 just a couple of days ago. With the cold air moving in over the warmer than normal Great Lakes the Lake Effect Machines finally started to crank out some snow for the cities near the lakes.

The cities from MAssachuesettes seem to be staying out of the snowball fights so far this season though :( Last seasons snow champ Lowell, MA wasn’t even in the Top 50 as of the last update. Come on out and play Boston, Worcester and Lowell. You’ll have fun. Don’t count them out yet because I’m pretty sure that the snow storms that hit that neck of the woods last season didn’t start for at least another week or so. Plenty of time for them to play catch-up :)

No doubt this is going to be a fun snow contest now that most of the cities have come out to play in the snow. It will be interesting to see if the cities to the northeast can play catch up now. I’m pretty sure they are going to keep getting the snow for awhile but chances are so are the cities at the top.

It’s been a little quiet snow-wise in Sioux Falls the last week or so but Anchorage, Alaska just started adding new snow totals again, the Colorado cities seem to be adding a little every now and then and go figure, even some of the cities in Texas keep adding a little snowfall to their snow totals..

Lake Michigan has been cranking out some decent snowfall for the cities that rely on lake effect from that lake which I am guessing is still warmer than it normally is this time along with the other Great Lakes so stay tuned for a fun snow filled 2-3 months ahead.

Have a Great Day Everyone and as always, See Snow – Drive Slow ;)