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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

Lots of Changes in National Snow Contest

Billings, Montana holds onto the lead in the snowiest Big city in the United States snow contest. Billings added another 2.8 inches of new snow to their snow totals the last couple of days to win a snowball fight against Spokane, Washington.

Spokane, WA set a date record yesterday, 11/5 picking up 3.2 inches of new snow breaking the old record of 1.9 inches set back in 2013. More than enough snow to slip past Lakewood, Colorado and slide into the #2 spot on the snow mountain. Lakewood slipped down into the #3 slot Seattle, WA also set a date record with 0.4 inches to start off their snow season.

Anchorage, Alaska picked up 3.4 inches of new snow yesterday and moved from the number 10 slot to the number 4 spot in the national Golden Snow Globe contest. Anchorage is still almost 6 inches behind what the average snow to date should be which is 10.0 inches of snow.

Rochester, MN rounds out the Top 5 snowiest Big (population 100,000) cities in the US with 3.3 inches of snowfall on the season.

Current Top 5 Snowiest Big Cities In US

Top 5 Snowiest Big Cities in US

From what I have been reading and hearing it could start getting a little bit interesting for the Northeast come the end of the week. It looks like there could be a pretty good drop in the temps which hopefully sets up some lake effect snow. Should be fun if it does so stay tuned and have a Great day ;)

Click for the Current Snowiest Big Cities.

Colorado Starts 2017-2018 Golden Snow Globe Contest

Congrats to the Colorado cities on kicking off the 2017-2018 Golden Snow Globe snow contest for big cities this season :) Both Lakewood, Colorado and Colorado Springs are reporting measurable snow for today. I’m still waiting on Denver and a couple of other cities to report which may not be until tomorrow.

If I was a betting man I would guess that at least Denver will have measurable snowfall come the next update. It looks like we need to keep an eye on Lakewood, CO already this season because they won the national snow contest for big cities (Population 100,000 or more) in the 2015-2016 snow season.

Last season Syracuse, New York was the winner for the 2016-2017 snow season. I’m sure it will be awhile for a lot of the cities to get some measurable snow but I’ll keep updating as they report. It should be another fun snow contest this season like it always is. All about having some fun as we pass the snowy months by. Have a Great night all and Come On Yankees :)

Click Here For Current City Winning Snow Contest

Syracuse, New York 2016-2017 Snowiest Big City in the United States

I think it’s time and safe right now to call Syracuse the snow champs of the Big cities in the United States with a population of 100,00 or more.

Congrats to Syracuse but of course right now it’s an unofficial Congrats. The reason for the unofficial congrats is because the season does go on until June 30th. REALLY! Plus, who is thinking about snow on June 30th :)

The last time Syracuse won the National Golden Snow Globe contest was back in the 2012-2013 snow season. Syracuse hung on that season to pull out a victory over Worcester, MA. Last season’s defending snow champs Lakewood, Colorado is currently in 24th place.

I also want to say congrats to Runner-up Rochester, NY. I’m pretty confident that Rochester should be able to hold on to the #2 spot on the Golden Snow Globe mountain. With a possible snow storm ready to hit a few cities in the western US I think I will hold off on congratulating the other 3 cities in the Top 5 for now ;)

That said I have posted the most snow that any of the cities in the Top 10 has received in the past for the months of May and June below. This is why I am confident to declare Syracuse the winners of the 2016-2017 Golden Snow Globe snow contest this early/late in the snow season. I will continue to keep updating the snow stats for all of the cities up until the official date of June 30th so stay tuned for any changes and there may be some.

May and June Snowfall for Rochester, New York

#2 Rochester, New York - The most snow that The National Weather Service is showing for Rochester in May is 10.9 inches of snow which was in 1989. I’m not seeing any snow for Rochester in June and the date of records go back to the 1873-1874 snow season. I’m sure there were several measuring spots over the years but 10.7 inches is the most that shows out of any of them. Right now Syracuse is ahead of 2nd place Rochester, NY by 27.8 inches of snow. It was a close and fun competition this season Roc, but not this season. Not gonna happen ;)

May and June Snowfall for Anchorage, Alaska

#3 Anchorage, Alaska - The most snow that the National Weather Service is showing for Anchorage, Alaska in may is 5.0 inches back in 2001 and only a trace of snow in June. These records go back almost 70 years to the 1953-1954 season in the Anchorage area. Right now Syracuse is ahead of Anchorage, AK by 52.5 inches of snow. Not going to happen ;)

May and June Snowfall for Erie, Pennsylvania

#4 Erie, Pennsylvania - Here is the most snow that Erie, PA has received in May and June going back to 1926. Erie received 0.4 inches in May of 1989 and received only a trace of snow several time in the month of June. Right now, Erie, Pa is 56.3 inches of snow behind Syracuse, NY. A Big shout out to all of the visitors from Erie but, Not going to happen this season ;)

May and June Snowfall for Worcester, Massachusetts

#5 Worcester, Massachusetts - The most snow that Worcester, MA has ever received in May was 11.4 inches in 1977. Pretty impressive IMO but with the lead that Syracuse has right now that wouldn’t be enough to take the lead. No measurable snow has been recorded in June going back to about 1899. There were several seasons between then and present that snow stats weren’t kept for Worcester. Worcester, MA trails Syracuse, NY right now by 56.6 inches. Sorry Worcester, Not going to happen ;)

May and June Snowfall for Manchester, New Hampshire

#6 Manchester, New Hampshire - There really is now way to figure out how much snow Manchester, NH has received in the months of May and June. Most of the time Manchester didn’t have a weather station to keep track of the snow stats. I’m pretty sure though, that it is safe to say with Manchester trailing Syracuse by 57.2 inches, it’s Not going to happen ;)

May and June Snow for Buffalo, New York

#7 Buffalo, New York - The most snow that Buffalo, NY has ever received in May is 7.9 inches in 1989. Buffalo has received a trace of snow in the month of June on several occasions but never any measurable snow in June. The snow stats for Buffalo go back to 1885. One thing that stood out while I was looking up the snow stats was that Buffalo has received a trace of snow at least once for every calendar month including July and August. Pretty cool but being behind Syracuse by 58.8 inches as of the last update, Not going to happen this season. Buffalo is long overdue so keep an eye on them next season ;)

May and June Snowfall for Billings, Montana

#8 Billings, Montana - Billings, Montana records date back to 1935. The most snow Billings has received in May is 15.0 inches which was back in 1981. Billings also received 2.0 inches of snow in June back in 1950. Currently, Syracuse is ahead of Billings, MT by 60.8 inches. Even though there is snow in the forecast for the surrounding area the next day or two, it’s Not going to happen this season Billings ;)

May and June Snow for Hartford, Connecticut

#9 Hartford, Connecticut - 1.3 inches of snow was the most that Hartford, Connecticut has ever received in May which was back in 1977. Hartford has never recorded any measurable snow in June but has had a trace of snow several times, the last time being in 1993. Hartford’s records go back to 1905. Yup, Not happening! Syracuse is ahead of Hartford by 72.6 inches as of the last update.

May and June Snowfall for Spokane, Washington

#10 Spokane, Washington - The most snow that Spokane, Washington has ever received in May since records have been kept is 3.5 inches which was back in 1967. Spokane has received a trace of snow in June several times with the most recent being just last year in 2016. Right now Spokane trails Syracuse by 73.4 inches of snow this season. Yeah, y’all know, Not happening this season ;)

Source – All information and statistics come from The National Weather Service at http://www.noaa.gov/

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.

Chicago’s 1st Measurable Snow of 2016-2017 Snow Season

First off as always, a Big Thank You to Timothy B. for your recent donation to the snow site. It’s the first donation of the new snow season. I really appreciate it and they really help out a lot. Thanks, Timothy :)
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Chicago, Illinois and several other cities across the United States received their 1st snowfall of the season. Remember, this snow contest is for cities with a population of 100,000 or more as of the last US Census.

Chicago had the first snowfall of the 2016-2017 snow season picking up 6.4 inches of snow Sunday sliding into a tie for 4th place with Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chicago also set a date snow record for 12/4 Sunday with the fresh 6.4 inches of snow beating the old record of 5.1 inches which was set back in 2010. WTG Chicago and let’s see if you can stay in the Top 5 ;)

Current Top 5 Snowiest Big Cities in US

Snowiest big cities in the United States 2016-2017

Click Here for Top 25 Snowiest Cities in US.

Grand Rapids, MI did some mountain climbing also picking up 5.6 inches of snow on Sunday just missing a snow record of 5.9 inches that was set in 2009. Grand Rapids jumped all the way from the #23 spot on the snow mountain to the #4 spot.

Some Big Cities Had The First Snowfall 2016-2017 Snow Season

All in all about 13 Big cities with a population of 100,000 or more received their first snowfall of the season over the weekend with several cities breaking the date record for snowfall. Some which include:

    1st Measurable Snow for The Season


Chicago, Illinois
Madison, Wisconsin
Rockford, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Lansing, Michigan
Springfield, Illinois
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Lincoln, Nebraska
Flint, Michigan
Omaha, Nebraska
Des Moines, Iowa
Toledo, Ohio
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Some Cities That Set Date Snow Records Sunday

* Fort Wayne, IN – new snow record 2.7 inches breaking the old of 1.8 set in 1972.

* Chicago, IL received 6.4 inches breaking the old record of 5.1 set in 2010.

* Madison, WI had 5.7 inches of snow Sunday breaking the old record of 5.6 set in 2007.

* Peoria, IL new date record is 4.2 beating the old record of 2.9 inches of snow set way back in 1964.

I should be getting another snow update in later this afternoon-early evening so stay tuned and stay safe. Have an Awesome Day ;)

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 :)

Anchorage, Alaska Starts Their 2016-2017 Snow Season

Anchorage, Alaska has received 2.6 inches of snow the last couple of days so far to start off their snow season. According to the National Weather Service.  The average snowfall to date for Anchorage is 5.6 inches.

I was able to get a full update in early today, Monday, for all of the other cities.  So far as of the last update, Billings and Anchorage are the only cities with any measurable snow for the 2016-2017 snow season.  Billings, Montana started off this season’s Golden Snow Globe contest with 3 inches of snow.  It will be interesting to see if Anchorage can slip past Billings and will be interesting to see if any other cities receive any measurable snow this week.

As of this last update, there are about 35 cities that are behind their average snowfall for today’s date. Meaning that on average about 35 of the big cities with a population of 100,000 or more have at least a tenth of snow at this time in the season.

Golden Snow Globe Winter Outlook Forecast Soon

I’m leaning toward a snowier than average season for most of the cities this season. Stay tuned for the long-awaited, highly anticipated Golden Snow Globe winter outlook forecast that will be coming soon. You know, the only forecast that is totally made up but is accurate about zero percent of the time. It’s coming soon :)

Click Here for the current snowfall update! Have a Super week all ;)

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 ;)

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!