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Erie, PA Is The Snowiest Big City In United States Now

Erie, PA snowed into the top spot on the snow mountain on Tuesday and are still adding to their snow totals. WTG Erie and you better look down that mountain because there are a lot of cities camping on it right now trying to climb to the top ;)

There are actually too many cities on the snow mountain right now and I am afraid of an avalanche happening. So, just a heads up that some of the cities will be tossed off of the snow mountain come the next update in a few hours.

It’s fun seeing cities from Texas, Alabama, North Carolina in the snow contest but it’s just too many for me to update a couple of times a day. I looked at around 90 cities yesterday and by the time I finished an update it was time to start another one, lol. I’m a tired man right now ;)

I really do enjoy it and this is about the time in the snow season when I cut the list down to around 50 which is more manageable for me. I always keep an eye on the cities every now and then and if I see it is snowing in a certain area I check the cities out. Some of the cities that get tossed will be back soon I am sure and some of them will be in the Top 25 before the season is over.

The Goal Is An Accurate List Of Top 25 Snowiest Cities In The US

Keep in mind that the real goal of the Golden Snow Globe snow site is to have an accurate Top 25 list of snowiest cities in the United States. With that storm that came through the southern states and up the coast hitting some cities that don’t see that much snow I’m not as confident right now with the Top 25 as I normally am. That will work itself out though as the season goes on and different cities move in and out of the Top 25.Like I said, I do this every season and cities are rotating in and out all season.

So take one last look at all of the cities in the contest right now because some will be getting tossed off the snow mountain. I guarantee 100% that some will be back :) Have a great day all and stay safe…

CLICK HERE for all of the snowiest cities.

See Snow – Drive Slow!!! Well unless you’re on a sled of course.

Billings, Montana Only Big City Above Normal Snow to Date

Wow! Billings, Montana is the only city above the normal snow to date out of 80 plus cities that I keep track of during the snow season. Remember, these are large cities with a population of 100,000 plus as of the 2010 census. That means that as of this last snow update 80 Big cities are below their normal snowfall for this time in the snow season. That will be changing pretty soon though.

Billings, MT is only 0.1 of an inch above the normal right now. Billings currently has 12.6 inches of snow on the season and the normal is 12.5 inches. All of the other 80 cities are below normal snowfall to date.

Even the cities from states in Texas and North Carolina are below their normal snow to date. Below are most of the cities that I keep track of during the snow season. Some I check every day once the snow starts falling and other cities every now and then if I see they may be getting some snow ;)

Cold air is moving in from Canada and like I mentioned, the chances are several of the cities listed below will be playing catch up and passing their normal snow totals. Anchorage, Alaska has the biggest snow deficit right now being 14.6 inches behind the normal to date. The normal for Anchorage is 23 inches and as of this last snow update, they have 8.4 inches so far for the snow season.

Buffalo, NY, Erie, PA, and Salt Lake City, UT are all about 10 inches behind their normal snow totals to date. I could go on and on but I won’t, lol. In other words, the 2017-2018 snow season has been a mild one but the good news is, that is about to change. Well, if you are a snow lover that is.

Have a great day all and as always, See Snow – Drive Slow. Stay safe ;)

80 Large US City Snow Totals As Of 12/3/2017

The Current Top 25 Cities in
the United States for the 2017-2018 Snow Season Updated 12/4/2017

Now 12/4 &
Last Update 11/27

US States
 and Cities

 2010 City
Population

2017 – 2018
Snowfall Totals

Normal Snow to Date

1-1 Billings, Montana

104,170

12.6

12.5

2-2 Anchorage, Alaska

291,826

8.4

23.0

3-3 Spokane, Washington

208,916

7.2

8.7

4-4 Fort Collins, Colorado

143,986

6.2

13.4

5-5 Lakewood, Colorado

142,980

5.5

14.4

6-6 Syracuse, New York

145,170

5.2

12.5

7-7 Fargo, North Dakota

105,549

3.7

9.6

8-8 Rochester, Minnesota

106,769

3.3

8.1

9-9 Denver, Colorado

600,158

2.8

???

10-10 Rochester, New York

210,565

2.6

9.0

11-11 Colorado Springs, Colorado

416,427

1.6

8.4

12-12 Ann Arbor, Michigan

113,934

1.6

4.6

13-13 Pueblo, Colorado

106,595

1.4

6.5

14-14 Cleveland, Ohio

396,815

0.8

5.4

15-15 Minneapolis, Minnesota

382,578

0.7

11.1

16-16 Grand Rapids, Michigan

188,040

0.6

9.4

17-17 Green Bay, Wisconsin

104,057

0.6

5.3

18-18 Erie, Pennsylvania

101,786

0.5

10.5

19-19 Topeka, Kansas

127,473

0.4

1.7

20-20 Seattle,
WA

608,660

0.4

1.5

21-21 Flint, Michigan

102,434

0.4

3.8

22-22 Lansing, Michigan

114,297

0.4

5.1

23-23 Madison, Wisconsin

233,209

0.3

5.3

24-New Reno,
Nevada

225,221

0.3

3.8

25-24 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

153,888

0.2

9.5

25-25 Buffalo, New York

261,310

0.2

10.6

25-26 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

594,833

0.2

3.6

25-27 Rockford, Illinois

152,871

0.2

2.7

Some of The Other
RANDOMLY picked Snowy
Cities in The United States

29-28 Chicago, Illinois

2,695,598

0.1

2.0

30-29 Manchester, New Hampshire

109,565

0.1

???

31-30 Akron, Ohio

199,110

0.1

4.1

32-New Boise,
Idaho

205,671

0.1

3.2

  Salt Lake City, Utah

186,440

Trace

10.2

  South Bend, Indiana

101.168

Trace

6.3

  Detroit, Michigan

713,777

Trace

2.2

  Pittsburgh,
Pa

305,704

Trace

3.2

  Worcester, Mass

181,045

Trace

3.8

  Boston, Mass

617,594

Trace

1.8

  Hartford, Connecticut

124,775

Trace

2.5

  Newark, New Jersey

277,140

Trace

0.7

  Provo, Utah

112,488

Trace

9.7

  New York, New York (LaGuardia)

8,175,133

Trace

0.5

  Allentown, Pennsylvania

118,032

Trace

1.0

 

 Lowell, MA

106,519

0.0

2.8

  Providence, Rhode Island

178,042

0.0

2.1

  Bridgeport, Connecticut

144,229

0.0

1.0

  Springfield, Illinois

116,250

Trace

0.9

  Peoria, Illinois

115,007

Trace

0.6

  Amarillo, Texas

190,695

Trace

3.2

  Indianapolis, Indiana

820,445

Trace

1.4

  Cincinnati, Ohio

296,943

Trace

1.1

  Columbus, Ohio

787,033

Trace

1.4

  Dayton, Ohio

141,527

Trace

1.2

  Louisville, Kentucky

597,337*

Trace

0.3

  Lexington, Kentucky

295,803*

Trace

0.4

  Abilene, Texas

117,063

Trace

0.8

  Des Moines, Iowa

203,433

Trace

3.7

  Omaha, Nebraska

408,958

Trace

3.3

  Lincoln, Nebraska

258,379

Trace

3.3

  Toledo, Ohio

287,208

Trace

2.6

  Fort Wayne, Indiana

253,691

Trace

2.6

  St Paul, Minnesota

285,068

0.0

???

  Joliet, Illinois

147,433

0.0

???

  Philadelphia, Pa

1,526,006

0.0

0.5

  Portland, Oregon

583,776

0.0

0.3

  Salem, Oregon

154,637

0.0

0.4

  Eugene, Oregon

156,185

0.0

0.3

  Greensboro, NC

269,666

0.0

0.1

  Richmond, Virginia

210.309*

0.0

0.3

  Kansas City, Missouri

459,787

0.0

1.9

  Independence, Missouri

116,830

0.0

2.5

  Albuquerque, New Mexico

545,852

0.0

1.5

  Washington DC
(National)

601,723

0.0

0.6

  Baltimore, Maryland

620,961

0.0

0.6

  Nashville, Tennessee

644,014*

0.0

0.1

  Oklahoma City, OK

579,999

0.0

0.6

  Wichita, Kansas

382,368

0.0

1.7

  Springfield, Missouri

159,498

0.0

1.2

  Midland, Texas

111,147

0.0

0.7

  Lubbock, Texas

229,573

0.0

1.1

  El Paso, Texas

649,121

0.0

1.2

Most Snow Ever in Past Seasons to Date

As I am waiting for snow stats to come in I thought it would be interesting to see what some of the cities highest seasonal snow totals to date ever would be. In other words, what is the most snow that some of the Big cities have received in the past from July 1st thru October 8th, today’s date.

I figured the city with the highest past snow totals to date would be either Anchorage, Alaska or a city from Colorado. I was right but I was surprised by the amount of snow that Colorado Springs, Colorado had to take the top spot. Colorado Springs had 34.1 inches of snow to date back in 1959. They are also the only city that I have in the lineup in the snow contest right now that is reporting a trace of snow.

That has already changed and the chances are good that the 2017-2018 National Golden Snow Globe contest has started up. Now, all we have to do is wait for the snow totals to come in for the Colorado cities that are getting snow today. Below are snow records to date for some of the cities past snow seasons. Pretty interesting in my opinion ;)

Cities Past Season Snow Records to Date (July 1st – Oct. 8th)

The Current Top 25 Cities in
the United States for the 2017-2018 Snow Season Updated 10/9/2017

This Season-Last
Season

US States
 and Cities

 2010 City
Population

2016 – 2017
Snowfall Totals

City’s Past Record Snow to Date

1 Syracuse, New York

145,170

0.0

2.4 – 1974

2 Rochester, New York

210,565

0.0

0.0

3 Anchorage, Alaska

291,826

0.0

13.4 – 1982

4 Erie, Pennsylvania

101,786

0.0

0.5 – 1935

5 Worcester, Mass

181,045

0.0

0.4 – 1988

6 Manchester, New Hampshire

109,565

0.0

0.0

7 Buffalo, New York

261,310

0.0

0.3 – 1925

8 Billings, Montana

104,170

0.0

13.2 – 1957

9 Hartford, Connecticut

124,775

0.0

0.0

10

 Lowell, MA

106,519

0.0

0.0

11 Spokane, Washington

208,916

0.0

1.4 – 1926

12 Grand Rapids, Michigan

188,040

0.0

0.1 – 2000

13 Green Bay, Wisconsin

104,057

0.0

???

14 Rochester, Minnesota

106,769

0.0

???

15 Provo, Utah

112,488

0.0

???

15 Salt Lake City, Utah

186,440

0.0

4.7 – 1971

17 Ann Arbor, Michigan

113,934

0.0

0.0

18 Boston, Mass

617,594

0.0

0.0

19 Providence, Rhode Island

178,042

0.0

0.0

20 Madison, Wisconsin

233,209

0.0

0.5 – 1964

21 Lakewood, Colorado

2015-2016 Champs

142,980

0.0

18.0 – 1969

22 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

153,888

0.0

5.1 – 1970

23 South Bend, Indiana

101.168

0.0

1.2 – 1942

24 Bridgeport, Connecticut

144,229

0.0

0.5 – 1987

25 Flint, Michigan

102,434

0.0

0.0

Some of The Other
RANDOMLY picked Snowy
Cities in The United States

26 Boise,
Idaho

205,671

0.0

???

27 Detroit, Michigan

713,777

0.0

0.0

28 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

594,833

0.0

0.2 – 2000

29 Cleveland, Ohio

396,815

0.0

0.3 – 2003

30 Akron, Ohio

199,110

0.0

0.8 – 2000

31 Fort Collins, Colorado

143,986

0.0

15.0 – 1971

32 St Paul, Minnesota

285,068

0.0

???

33 New York, New York (LaGuardia)

8,175,133

0.0

0.0

34 Fargo, North Dakota

105,549

0.0

3.3 – 1894

35 Pittsburgh,
Pa

305,704

0.0

0.0

35 Minneapolis, Minnesota

382,578

0.0

1.7 – 1942

37 Lansing, Michigan

114,297

0.0

0.0

38 Newark, New Jersey

277,140

0.0

0.0

39 Allentown, Pennsylvania

118,032

0.0

0.0

40 Pueblo, Colorado

106,595

0.0

17.1 – 1959

  Denver, Colorado

600,158

0.0

17.2 – 1971

  Colorado Springs, Colorado

416,427

Trace

34.1 – 1959

Stay tuned for an update later if the National Weather Service reports any new snow totals.

First off as always, I want to give a Big Thanks to Nils S. for your more than generous donation. Thank You Nils and Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it ;)
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Snow Totals From Snow Storm Stella March 14th

Below are some snow storm totals from the storm that was named Stella by TWC. These are some of the snow totals that some of the cities in the Golden Snow Globe and in the Golden Snowball contest piled up on Tuesday, 3/14/2017

Snow Totals According to The National Weather Service

Binghamton, NY – 31.2 Old Record 5.9 1991

Syracuse, NY – 18.9

Albany, NY – 17.0 Old Record 12.9 1958

Rochester, NY – 16.4 Old Record 8.2 1993

Hartford, CT – 15.8 Old Record 15.8 2017

Worcester, MA – 14.4 Old Record 14.4 2017

Lowell, MA – 14

Buffalo, NY 13.2 Old Record 6.5 1998

Manchester, NH – 11.7

Central Park NYC – 7.6

Bridgeport, CT – 7.1 Old Record 3.0 1958

Newark, NJ – 7.0 Old Record 7.0 2017

Boston, MA – 6.6

Erie, PA – 5.3

Stay safe all and take it slow out there ;)

I Finally Get To Play in Snow in North Carolina

It’s looking like where I am at, which is just a little south of Raleigh, NC, may be getting 4-8 inches of snow according to some reports I have been seeing. It looks like I may be adding a city or two from North Carolina and maybe a couple of other cities down south to the National Golden Snow Globe contest.

All I can say is it’s about time, Bring It On, and I am looking forward to it :)

One thing you need to remember is that the Golden Snow Globe contest is about listing the Top 25 snowiest cities in the US with a Population of 100,000 or more as of the 2010 Census. I try my best to keep the Top 25 snowiest Big cities updated as much as I can and keep in mind that sometimes it is changing by the minute ;)

I also list a lot of other cities around the country just for Fun and to give us an idea of how much snow they are getting in those areas and States. I always keep the cities that are close to breaking into the Top 25 on the site along with cities that I think may have a chance at breaking into the Top 25.

So Yes, cities that aren’t in the Top 25 come and go during the snow season and any cities below the Top 25 may have less snow than another city that isn’t listed in the snow contest. I like to keep the list at around 40-50 which allows me to get more updates in each day.

OK, Some or most of you know I have been down in North Carolina hanging with my Grandson for awhile now. I have been missing the snow and I have only seen snowfall down here a handful of times. I’m looking forward to getting outside and playing in it with my Grandson. Of course, it also means that most of the area will be shut down if this snow does pan out.

The 1st time I saw snow down here it was around 3 inches give or take. Just enough to shut down the schools for 3-4 days. I never understood reading about it being from up north but Yes, it really does happen and Trust Me, they are smart to close everything down.

A Little Snow in South Like a Lot of Snow up North

It’s not like up north in Syracuse, Buffalo, Rochester, Erie or the Tug Hill area where we have plenty of plows and other equipment to help keep things running smooth or as smooth as possible anyways. I didn’t see a plow on our road that time everything shut down which means everything just gets packed down and sooner or later turns to pure ice. So to keep this short, most of the Meme’s you see are true about the south but for good reason :)

I guarantee that my daughter, her boyfriend, and friends will have the four wheelers and the RZR’s cranked up and playing in the snow too. They are always riding so the only difference is that it will be in snow instead of mud this time around :)

According to reports from the National Weather Service and some local news stations, it looks like the snow will start falling really late Friday night into Saturday. Raleigh, North Carolina and the surrounding areas including where I am staying are under a Winter Storm Watch right now which is in effect from January 6, 07:00 PM EST until January 7, 07:00 PM EST

Here are a couple of snow maps showing a couple of possibilities including how much snow the National Weather Service is thinking will fall and another map of what has a chance of falling in parts of North Carolina with storm Helena.

Snow Totals Expected Now For NC From Friday, 7pm thru Saturday 7pm

Possible Snow Totals for Ralegh and other parts of North Carolina

Snow Map of Possible Snow Totals for Fri 7pm Thru Sat 7pm

North Carolina snow storm Helena snow totals.

For those of you visiting down here in North Carolina, listen to the news stations and stay off the roads. Trust me, it will be a whole different kind of driving then it is up north. Stay safe all and have a Great day.

Syracuse Takes Lead in National Snow Contest

Updated 7:00 PM – Buh Bye Rochester, NY and Hello Syracuse, NY ;)

Syracuse took over the lead in the National snow contest as of the last update From the National Weather Service. Syracuse has set a date record for today reporting 12.5 inches so far and it’s still snowing. The new date record of 12.5 blows away the old record of 5.9 inches of snow set back in 1987.

So far Rochester is showing 3.3 inches for today closing in on the previous date record of 3.5 inches which was set way back in 1937. Below is the new Top 5 snowiest cities to date.

* Syracuse, NY – 19.1 inches
* Rochester, NY – 15.4 inches
* Billings, MT – 5.3 inches
* Sioux Falls, SD – 5.0 inches
* Anchorage, AK – 3.4 inches

Click here for the Top 25 snowiest Big cities in the US!

Stay Tuned ;)
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Rochester Takes Lead in National Snow Contest

Rochester, New York leads the national Golden Snow Globe contest after the new snow stats came out from the National Weather Service. For now, anyways, come on Cuse :)

We also have a Top 25 list as of the last update. I’m guessing there will be some more changes in the line-up when the next update comes out a little later this afternoon. Here are the current Top 5 snowiest cities in the United States with a population of 100,000 or more as of yesterday, 11/20/2016.

* Rochester, NY – 12.1 inches
* Syracuse, NY – 6.6 inches
* Billings, MT – 5.3 inches
* Sioux Falls, SD – 5.0 inches
* Anchorage, AK – 3.4 inches

Click here for the Top 25 snowiest Big cities in the US!
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Storm and Lake Effect Snow 11/21/2016

It’s still snowing pretty good right now and there are several travel advisories ou so check with your NWS or local meteorologists for the latest weather reports.

Here is a recent look at the NWS radar at around 2:00 PM today. It looks like a mix of some pretty intense lake effect snow bands coming off of Lake Ontario

  • along with some snow falling still from the snow storm. Look how far south they are reaching.

    Lake Effect Snow and Snow Storm Argos

    The Winter snow storm that has been named Argos by TWC has been dropping a lot of snow in the Upstate and Central New York areas along with some pretty gusty winds. After reading around I am seeing some reports of snow totals approaching close to 3 feet of snow.

    According to some tweets on Twitter and one by Carolyn Yerdon who keeps everyone up to date with the snow totals in Redfield, New York, they are up to about 32 inches and the snow is still falling.

    Stay tuned for another update later this evening when the new snow stats are reported by our NWS :) As always, if you See Snow – Drive Slow! Of course, if you are on a sled, go for it! Have a Great Day everyone!

  • Anchorage, Alaska Now Leads National Big City Snow Contest

    Anchorage, AK received 0.8 inches of new snow to take the lead in the Golden Snow Globe snow contest. WTG Anchorage! :)

    Billings, Montana started the 2016-2017 snow season off in early October picking up 3.0 inches of snow. Billings, MT has held the top spot on the snow mountain up until Anchorage received this snow.

    There are 5 cities with measurable snow so far this season and several other reporting a trace of snow on the season.

    The Top 5 Snowiest Big Cities in the US

    1) Anchorage, Alaska 3.4

    2) Billings, Montana – 3.0

    3) Hartford, Connecticut – 1.5

    4) Rochester, New York – 0.9

    5) Syracuse, New York – 0.2

    Click here for all of the snowiest Big cities!

    Have a great Election day everyone :)

    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.