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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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Updated 1:00 PM -

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 :)

    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 ;)

    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

    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 :)

    Buffalo Breaks No Snow Record

    Wow and Congrats to Buffalo on breaking the all-time record for not receiving any measurable snowfall this far into the snow season according the Buffalo National Weather Service.

    Buffalo National Weather Service Statement - “It’s official, Buffalo has set a new record for the latest measurable snow. The previous record was December 3rd, set back in 1899. We will continue to add to this record for many days to come, with no cold or snow expected for at least the next 10 days. Here is the 6-10 day forecast, showing very high chances for above normal temperatures to last for much of the nation through the middle of December.”.

    So while Anchorage, Alaska has been camping out at the top of the Golden Snow Globe mountain for quite awhile now Buffalo hasn’t even stepped on the snow mountain to start climbing. When Buffalo does finally start climbing the snow mountain they will have at least 46 other cities that are ahead of them to slip past. That’s going to be a whole lot of snowball fights so Buffalo better start stocking up on snowballs. Oh, that’s right they have no snow, lol :)

    I did an update earlier today and the top cities continue to add a little snow here and there. A lot of cities are going to have to make up a lot of snow to catch up to the cities near the top of the snow mountain.

    Anchorage, Alaska Snowiest Big City in US

    Anchorage has been hanging at the top so long now that they probably have a nice snow fort built by now along with an endless supply of snowballs to toss at any city that attempts to take over the top of the mountain. Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Lakewood, Colorado have been keeping close to Anchorage and it will be interesting to see if either of those cities can take over the number one spot on the mountain.

    Chicago, Illinois is in 4th place right now. Seriously and I kid you not. Chicago, as of the last update has over a foot of snow already this season. Chicago’s normal snow totals for this time in the season are just around 2 inches of snow. WTG Chicago! Lakewood, Colorado has 16 inches so far for the 2015-2016 snow season which is right around their normals for this time.

    It may not be snowing in your neck of the woods but a lot of cities are getting snow. So far and I’m sure there are a few that we missed, 46 Big cities with a population of 100,000 or more have had measurable snowfall so far for the 2015-2016 snow season. Stay Tuned ;)

    Have a Great Night Everyone!

    First as always, a Big Thanks to Sue B. for your kind donation to the site. They help out a ton to offset costs. It’s also the 1st donation of the new 2015-2016 snow season :) Thanks Sue, much appreciated!
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    Chicago 2nd in Snowiest Big City Contest – Snow Records Broken

    Congrats to Chicago, Illinois on taking over the nuber 2 spot on the snow mountain. Chicago broke a couple of date records for total snowfall the last couple of days and slipped past several cities to take over 2nd place in the Golden SNow Globe national snow contest for Big cities. Several other cities also set some snowfall records yesterday as this current snowstorm moves to the east across the country. Some of the snow records set yesterday are posted below.

    Anchorage, Alaska is still sitting pretty at the top of the snow mountain and seem to be adding to their snow totals everyday. What a difference a season makes. Anchorage has almost as much snow so far in the 2015-2016 snow season than they had for the entire 2014-2015 season. As of the last update Anchorage had 19.6 inches of snow. For all of last season Anchorage only had 25.1 inches of snow.

    Chicago snowstorm

    No doubt we are starting to crank up the 2015-2016 snow season and at last check we have 31 Big cities with a population of 100,000 or more setting up camp on the snow mountain. The list will keep growing as this current snow storm moves through and it will be interesting and fun to see what other cities join in on the fun. Maybe Erie, Buffalo and Rochester. It will also be fun to see if Chicago can hold on to 2nd place for awhile because the top of the snow mountain is getting pretty crowded after yesterday’s snow.

    Some Cities That Set Date Snow Records for 11/20 & 11/21/2015

    * Chicago 11/20, New Record 4.2 breaking the old record of 2.8 set in 1996

    * Chicago 11/21 New Record 7.0 breaking the old snow total record for the date of 3.0 set back in 1893

    * Detroit, Michigan – 11/21 New Record 6.0 inches of snow breaking the old snow record of 1.4 back in 1893

    * Des Moines, Iowa 11/20 New Record 6.7 breaking the old record of 2.2 set back in 1956

    * Rockford, Illinois – 11/20 New Record 4.9 beating the old of 2.4 set in 1964

    * Rockford, Il – 11/21 New Record 3.9 inches beating the old record of 1.0 set in 2007

    * Milwaukee, Wisconsin – 11/21 New Record 6.1 breaking the old of 1.2 set in 2007

    * Lansing, Michigan – 11/21 New Record 8.2 inches breaking the old snow record of 3.5 set in 1928

    * Fort Wayne, Indiana – 11/21 New Record 4.1 inches breaking the old snow record of 2.1 set in 1996

    * Peoria, Illinois – 11/21 New Snow Record 4.6 inches breaking the old of 0.4 set in 1957

    * Flint, Michigan – 11/21 New Record 10.0 inches breaking the old date record of 4.4 set in 1974

    * Indianapolis, Indiana – 11/21 New Record 1.3 inches breaking the old of 0.8 set in 1996

    * Springfield, Illinois – 11/21 New Snow Record 0.5 inches breaking the old of 0.2 set in 1950

    The snow is still falling as it moves to the East so stay tuned and I will try to get another update in later on in the afternoon. Have a Great Day Everyone and as always SEE SNOWW – DRIVE SLOW ;)

    Updated 11/20 - Just a quick post to say Congrats to Anchorage, Alaska for being the first Big city with a pop of 100,000 or more to be the first city to join the 1 foot of snow club this season. It should be interesting to see if any of the other cities will join you now that some cold air is around. WTG Anchorage :)

    Snowiest city in the United States

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    11/19 – OK, Compared to last season at this time, a lot of the Big cities in the snowiest city in the US contest have less snow so far to date. There are a handful of cities that really stand out and a few that have less than a foot, almost 2 feet less snow than they did last year at this time in the snow season.

    Grand Rapids, Michigan as of yesterday is only showing a Trace of snow so far for the 2015-2016 snow season. Last season at this time they had 23.4 inches of snowfall at this time. If it seems like a nice Winter season so far for you folks in Grand Rapids, it is. Almost two feet of snow behind the 2014-2015 season :)

    Erie, Pennsylvania which only has a Trace of snow also so far looked like they were going for a repeat win last season starting out strong with 17.8 inches of snow at this time last season. Erie, Pa was competitive as always but too many storms, lake effect events just missed them. If it wasn’t for the near misses Erie’s totals probably would have been a couple feet higher by the end of the season. Stop slacking Erie and get it going. You have 17+ inches to catch up to last season :P

    South Bend Indiana also started out really strong at the beginning of last season. South Bend had 17 inches of snow by now. Right now South Bend is reporting just a Trace of snowfall this season also.

    A couple others who are dragging this season are Cleveland, Ohio and Boise, Idaho. Cleveland had 9.4 inches of snow last season compared to 0.1 inches so far this season. Boise had 7.6 inches about this time in the 2014-2016 snow season compared to 0.8 inches of snow as of yesterday.

    The list goes on and on with cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest that are below the amount of snow that they had last season at this time. In fact most of the cities are behind what their average snowfall shoulf be for this time of the year. I have a feeling that several of the cities will be catching up in the next week or so though with some cold air moving into some of the cities. Stay Tuned ;) Click Here for Current Snow Totals!

    Have an Awesome Night Everyone!