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Anchorage, Alaska Starts 2015-2016 Golden Snow Globe Contest

Congrats Anchorage, Alaska on being the first Big city with a population of 100,000 or more to receive measurable snow. That can only mean one thing and like it or not the new 2015-2016 Golden Snow Globe contest has started up again. I hope everyone had a Great summer and maybe if we get lucky the summer will drag on into January. Don’t hold your breath though ;)

Anchorage, AK which received 0.3 inches of snow on September 29th and added another 2.5 inches of snow on September 30th for a total 2.8 inches of snow for the 2015-2016 season. Snow isn’t that unusual for Anchorage this early and their normal snowfall to date as of today is around 1.4 inches. Fairbanks, Alaska is showing a little over 20 inches so far this season. It’s probably a good thing that Fairbank’s population is just a little over 32,000.

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So far Anchorage is the only Big city to receive measurable snowfall this season but there are a few other cities that have had at least a trace of snow. The most surprising in my opinion is that Chicago, Illinois is showing a trace which according to one of our visitors to our site Michael, it was a mix with hail that happened August 2nd.

The other cities that have had at least a trace of snow or wintry mix as of 9/30 are Billings, Montana and Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’ll have to take another peek to see if any of the other cities have received a trace of snow in the last week or so.

I’m really not looking forward to the cold weather that is right around the corner but I am looking forward to having fun with all of you like we always do :) Let’s have some fun once the 2015-2016 snow season gets into full swing and before we know it Spring will be popping up in no time.

Have a Great Day All ;)

It was only a matter of time that the 2014-2015 Golden Snow Globe contest would start up and it has done just that. Anchorage, Alaska has started off the national snow contest this season picking up 0.8 inches of snowfall yesterday. Remember that this contest is for Bigger cities in the United States with a population of 100,000 or more.

I had a feeling a couple of days ago that the contest would be starting up right after the weekend and it did. To be honest though I thought it was going to be a city in the Northeast that would start it up because of how cold it was suppose to get last night, Sunday night. My guess a week or so ago was that Billings, Montana was going to be the first city to receive measurable snow and that didn’t pan out either. Now that the snow contest has started maybe the rest of us won’t get any snow until January.

OK, which city do you think will win the national snow contest for the 2014-2015 snow season? I have to go with you know the city ;) Syracuse, New York of course. I’m sure those of you from Erie, Pa, Billings, Buffalo and a few of the other cities may have a different opinion though ;)

Have a Great Night All!

Just a quick heads up and I’m going to keep it short – I figured it was just a matter of time before Anchorage got a decent snowfall and they finally did yesterday. Yesterday they grabbed over a half a foot of snow, 7.3 inches to move them to the top spot on the snow mountain. I just did a quick top 10 update and that was the only change in the lineup. Don’t forget that Anchorage has won the contest in the past so keep an eye on them ;)

While I was looking around I came across a pretty funny and entertaining but also serious post online from a man named John at the Alaska Commons website. Worth reading for those of us still getting ready for our first real snowfall. Check it out Here at Alaska Commons

Have a great week :)