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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

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.

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/

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 :)

    Billings, Montana Starts The Big City Snow Contest

    Let the 2016-2017 snow games begin :) The National Weather Service is reporting as of the 4:00 PM update that Billings, Montana has received 3.0 inches of snow so far today, October 11th.

    I have been watching the snow map that shows where it has been snowing the last week or so and checking some of the states that were showing a little snowfall the last couple of weeks. Sure enough, Billings is on the snow board as of today. I just noticed this as I was checking tonight and I was just able to get an update in also.

    Billings Montana Only Big City With Snow

    Right now it looks like Billings is the only city with measurable snow as of the last update by the NWS. I’ve been watching the snow move down to the US from Canada but up until today it has been missing the cities in the snow contest and has been hitting the higher elevations. Here is a link to the snow map which is worth taking a look at.

    US Snow Map From 10/7 – 10/11

    Snow in Billings, Montana.

    http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/snow-and-ice/snow-cover/us/20161007-20161011

    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 ;)