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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.

It may be a good time to place your bet as to whether it will be Anchorage, Alaska or Reno, Nevada in first place come the next update later on this afternoon. A big Thanks to Tyler for giving me the heads up on Reno, NV :)

Reno is showing 2.4 inches of snow for the new 2015 – 2016 snow season which is enough to slide them into the number 2 spot on the snow mountain. WTG Reno! According to Tyler it sounds like Reno will be adding to their totals once the overnight snow totals are reported later on. They are/were under a winter advisory until 10:00 am.

Reno, NV also set a snowfall record for the date which goes way, way back. Reno set the date record with 2.4 inches yesterday breaking the old record of 2.0 inches that was set back in 1915. Welcome to the Golden Snow Globe contest Reno and enjoy being near the top of the snow mountain while you can. The rest of the cities will be throwing snowballs at you pretty soon I’m sure.

Have a Great day everyone ;)

Snowiest Top 5 Cities in the United States 2015 – 2016

Here it November 6th and we finally have a Top 5 list for the snowiest Big cities in the nation. The current list would have been from the end of the day on the 5th for most of the cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest.

Anchorage, Alaska continues to add to their lead and added another inch of snow since the last update. It seems like Anchorage either gets quite a bit of snow or next to nothing each season. Anchorage did win the snow contest back in the 2011 – 2012 snow season with 134.5 inches of snow.

Snowiest US Cities with Snow

Denver, Colorado slipped past Syracuse, New York picking up an inch of snow since the last update. That was the measurable snow for Denver this season. Syracuse is stuck at 0.4 inches right now and I’m sure that the temperatures being in the 70′s in the northeast has something to do with that. Record temps have been set the last few days for several cities in the northeast and I’m guessing they are in no hurry to stop breaking them.

Rochester, Minnesota remains in 4th place at 0.2 inches and the other newcomer to receive snow this season besides Denver is Cleveland, Ohio which is showing 0.1 inches so far for the 2015 – 2016 snow season. Welcome to the new snow season Denver and Cleveland. Cleveland’s snow may be an adjustment or an error because they weren’t showing snow as of the last update so that may change.

Golden Snow Globe Cities Below Average Snow

Almost all of the cities in the National Golden Snow Globe contest are below their average snowfall for this date, but I don’t expect that to last much longer. Remember, the National snow contest is for cities with a population of 100,000 or more as of the 2010 census. If you know of a Big city that we may be missing that has snow already this season then feel free to add a comment to this post and let me know ;)

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Stay Tuned and have an Awesome day everyone!