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First things first As always! I want to say Thank You to Bonnie C. for your kind donation to the snow site and also for the kind words and for sharing the newsletter with me, I loved it. I truly appreciate you taking the time Bonnie and Thanks again :)

It looks like Worcester, MA was liking it at the top of the snow mountain because they are back on the top. This time they have company though and they are sharing it with Lowell, MA the city that took over the top spot a day or two ago. Play nice up there and enjoy it while you can because I think Syracuse, Erie, Buffalo and a few others have their eye set on the Snow Crown too ;)

I will have to look back to see if there was a tie earlier this season (Don’t count on that ;) ) but it’s always nice when two cities are sitting at the top of the snow mountain. Worcester is a city that has been at the top of the mountain already this season and held it for awhile. Lowell, a city that came out of nowhere this season has been charging up the mountain and now that they are there it may be tough to bump them off the top.

I think the folks in Lowell don’t mind sharing with another fellow city from Massachusetts :) According to the NWS and Shawn Kelley who runs the Mill City Weather page on Facebook, Lowell, MA is closing in on their all time snowiest season’s snow totals of 111.5 set way back in the 1947-1948 season. You can check Mill City Weather out at https://www.facebook.com/MILLCITYWEATHER

Boston just missed passing Buffalo for the number 3 slot on the snow mountain coming up shy of just 0.4 of an inch. Boston continues to add to their snow totals and added another 2.4 inches of fresh snow yesterday. Boston, Mass is only around 5 inches away from the TWO leaders now. How dare I was counting you out not too long ago Boston ;)

Da’Cuse is in the house :) OK, being from Syracuse, NY I always try to keep my posts unbias buttttt. Here come Da’Cuse, Here Come DA’CUSE!!! Hey, every now and then I have to open up a little. Syracuse which is the snowiest Big city on average in the US just got into a snowball fight with Erie, PA and came out the Victors. Syracuse started out slow this season but has begun their late season charge up the mountain once again this season. Syracuse barely slipped past Erie, PA to move into the #5 slot in the Golden Snow Globe contest and are just a little over 8 inches from the TWO leaders, Lowell and Worcester. No doubt this snow race is close with more than normal still having a shot at winning this season. Stay tuned ;)

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Updated 2/13/15 - First as always I want to say Thank You to Jeff K. and Jessica M. for your donations to the snow site yesterday and for the kind words too. Not only do they help but they are truly appreciated. Thanks Jeff and Jessica :) A mug of hot chocolate w/peppermint schnapps sounds good BTW Jeff!

I want to give a Big Thanks to Uschi K. for your donation to the website. I loved the way you calculated obviously and Thanks for the kind words Uschi, I appreciate both very much :)

OK, Will Shawn be the most disliked person in Erie, PA today? More on that as you read below ;) BTW, Shawn is a nice guy so don’t hate on the messenger. Then again he is a little more than that.

Lowell, MA is at 87.9 as of the last update so they will be moving just past Erie, PA which is at 86.9 right now into the, WOW, number 3 spot on the snow mountain…

With the way the weather pattern has been the last few weeks with no end in sight to storms hitting I have been asking for suggestions and input of cities that may need to be added to the snow contest. Cities with a population of 100,000 or more (2010 Census) and with at least 30+ inches of snow to make it into the Top 25. The way that Massachusetts and the cities in the state have been getting pounded I was thinking that there are probably some missing and indeed there was/is/are. KEEP SENDING THEM IF YOU SEE THEM.

Thanks to Shawn who brought up Lowell in our Facebook Group so I could research the city and who is probably going to be the least liked person in Erie, PA today I made a few calls and they do belong in the National snow contest. I actually called 3 different National Weather Service Stations to confirm including the Boston Weather Forecast Office in Taunton, MA in which I forgot to get his name.

OK, Shawn is the CO-OP, COOP that goes out in the cold and keeps all of the snow stats and other weather related stats for Lowell, MA around the clock. Thanks Shawn, for what you do and NO padding those numbers, joking of course. Feel free to join our Facebook Group where all of the breaking news come out not o mention it’s a good group and a lot of FUN.

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I also had to call a couple of other NWS stations for some other information and not that I didn’t trust Taunton I figured I would get another confirmation. All nice people BTW and more than willing to help me out. A Big Thanks to Dan from my NWS in Binghamton, NY and to Tom Hawley from the National Weather Forecast Office in Grey, Maine who helped me out with another city.

I had to call the Grey, Maine NWS office to see what was going on with Manchester, New Hampshire’s snow stats because they is a lot of missing data not to mention to conflicting snow totals for Manchester, NH. Tom told me that they just took over Manchester not too long ago and that it should be a lot better come next season. Anyways I had a nice talk with Tom who was an awesome guy and took the time to look up some stuff for me. I appreciate the help from all of you. For now I am going to hold off on adding Manchester because we don’t know what’s going on with the two different totals and how accurate they are. Feel free to convince me to change my mind. I always listen and I’m always open to suggestions.

I do promise that if Manchester continues to climb the snow mountain I will definitely revisit the thought of adding them and make a lot more calls. I’m pretty sure that I have checked in previous season and back then there was absolutely nothing to go on. At least this could be a start :(

Have an Awesome Day Everyone and Please Drive Safe. See Now – Drive Slow unless on a sled of course ;)