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Updated 2/27 3:00 PM – First off I want to give a shout out and a Big Thanks to David M. for your kind donation to the snow site. Thank You David for helping out and taking the time to do so :)

OK, I still haven’t been able to confirm that the snow stats being posted for Lowell are correct but after looking around a little more it seems that the numbers do add up. Read below for a more detailed explanation and hopefully I will be able to get a hold of the person I need to come tomorrow. Stay Tuned.
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I think Abbot and Costello’s Who’s on First says it all. The title pretty much sums up yesterday and today in the National snow contest. I have sent out a tweet and also made a phone call but unfortunately it’s still up in the air as to which city is winning right now. I am going to do my best to explain what’s going on and it won’t be easy believe me. Below is what I posted in our Facebook Snow group.

2/26 - OK, here is the problem I am having with the snow stats and why no update last night and this morning. I did just post an update but keep in mind IT IS NOT OFFICIAL yet.

OK, Lowell, Ma went from 103.9 to 109.3 last evening. First off it’s unusual for an evening update to come out for Lowell and any of the cities that report in the Now Data section. Second I want to make sure it isn’t a typo and that they didn’t just mix the 3 and 9 up. The numbers are very close to each other, 103.9 & 109.3 that it would be easy to do.

I did make a phone call to the Boston National Weather office trying to confirm Lowell, MA’s snow totals. The person I talked to couldn’t confirm the totals and the person that I really need to speak to there won’t be in until Saturday :(

I’m sure she will be able to clear things up.. From what they are showing right now would move Lowell into 1st place which is great unless of course you are from Worcester. I just don’t want to jump the snowbank on this until I can confirm it. I also sent a tweet to the Boston NWS last night asking about the new totals for Lowel and their reply was :

From NWS Boston – “I can tell you they did not receive that much snow last night. It may have been a typo, but I can not confirm.”.

For Lowell and a handful of other cities I have to get snow stats from the NWS site using the Now Data on the site. I won’t get into that but it’s different than the way I get most of the city snow stats.

Bruce, one of the member in our FB snow group pretty much summed it up – Bruce saaid –

“So, the dilemma is…did they correct an old typo, make a new typo, or update flawed previous data? And Patrick DeCoursey, you’re left trying to figure out how you should figure it out……does that sum it up?”.

Bruce is pretty much dead on and hopefully come Saturday everything will be all back to normal. for how long, Hey, I’m on third and I don’t know ;) In the mean time keep in mind that everything is UNOFFICIAL right now as far as whether Worcester or Lowell, MA is leading.

So to wrap it up I leave you with this classic Whos on First from Abbott and Costello :)

Have an Awesome Evening Everyone and Stay Tuned….

First off I want to Say Thanks You to Nils S. for your generous donation to the snow site this morning. It helps out a lot but also means a lot that you took the time. Thanks Nils, I really appreciate it :)
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OK, According to the National Weather Service in Boston, Boston, MA has joined the 100 inch club now making it only a handful of Big cities (pop 100,000+) to have 100 inches of snow this season. Way to go Boston and keep it snowing ;)

According to the Boston NWS twitter page Boston picked up another 1.9 inches of new snowfall so far which as of their tweet would give Boston a total of 101.8 inches of snow on the season. Boston like several other cities are closing in on their all time seasonal snowfall record of 107.6 inches of snow.

Right now as far as I know and have found there are now only 5 Big cities with a population of 100,000 or more to have 100 inches of snow this season. So far we have Worcester, Lowell and Boston, Ma – Buffalo and Syracuse, NY in the 100 inch club. Erie, Ap will most likely be the next Big city to hit the 100 inch mark :)

I would hate to see a warm front move in now when all of the cities are this close to breaking their seasonal snow records. According to the NWS Boston only needs 5.9 inches to break the seasonal snow record that was set back during the 1995-1996 snow season. Just think, the records for Boston go all the way back to 1875 and you are only 5.9 inches away… Go Boston, it’s just a snowballs throw away so you all got this :)

Wow, hard to believe that all of that information was posted in one tweet by the Boston NWS. You can follow them on twitter using the handle @NWSBoston .

Have an awesome day everyone :)

Updated 2/22 1:00 PM – First off I want to say Thank You to Eileen O. for your generous donation to the website and for taking the time to do so. I really appreciate it Eileen and it helps out a lot. Thanks Eileen :)

OK, As of this mornings update by the National Weather Service, Worcester managed to out snow Lowell and are currently the snowiest Big city (pop of 100,000)in the United States. The snow contest was tied for a couple of days with both Lowell, MA and Worcester, MA sharing the top of the snow mountain.

Lowell moved down just one spot and is currently in second place and not to far away from the leader. Less than 4 inches separate Lowell and Worcester but watch out, here comes the Favorite Syracuse rounding the last turn in the race. I think it will be really interesting when we get down to the home stretch looking at how close several of the cities are to each other right now :)

Syracuse has managed to slip past Erie, PA, Boston, MA and Buffalo, NY this weekend moving into the number 3 spot. Syracuse started out really slow this season but has finally gotten their snow machine working, Lake Ontario so I think they will be playing in the snow as long as the cold weather sticks around. Of course with only a couple of tenths of an inch of snow separating them from Buffalo, things could change by the time the afternoon update comes out. Stay Tuned ;)
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Updated 2/21 11:00 AM – As always I want to give a sincere Thanks to Kevin B. and to Carolyn P. for your recent donations to the snow site. I enjoy keeping the site up as much as I hope everyone enjoys seeing the snow stats and the cities compete. A fun way to pass the winter by. Thank You Kevin and Carolyn :)

OK, I am still surprised that we still have a tie between Lowell and Worcester after two days now. I think that may change buy the end of the day with a smaller storm moving into several of the cities in the snow contest as I type.

Syracuse is taking advantage the most so far as the Massachusetts cities take a little break from the snow. Syracuse managed to move into the Top 5 snowiest cities again and they may not be done just yet. Buffalo, NY has also been able to melt away some of the snow lead that Both Worcester and Lowell had over them.

It’s going to be interesting to see if the two leaders can hold on to the top spot on the snow mountain by the time this recent storm passes by. I’m starting to think that we may have a new leader come the end of this weekend. I think the Biggest question is which city will it be?

The Golden Snow Globe contest is about as close as it can get for this time in the season with only 6 inches of snow separating the Top 5 cities which are Lowell, Worcester, Buffalo, Boston and Syracuse in that order. Erie is right in the think of things too and less than 10 inches away from the top. We all know how bad last seasons snow champions want it this season and I’m sure they will do their best to hold onto the title of snowiest Big city in the United States.

From what I have heard so far from the members in our Facebook group that it is snowing right now in Buffalo, Erie and Rochester. Don’t take too big of a break Mass, it may cost you having one of your cities in the Top 3 ;) Stay tuned for a later day update when the NWS puts out the next update.

Have a Great Day Everyone and Take it Slow :)

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 ;)

Feel free to join our FB Group which is open to both snow lovers and haters. Our group has a mix of both in it and there is some good info, pictures and stories being exchanged. Also a good place to be the first to get some breaking news ;) Click Here to Join the Golden Snow Globe Facebook Group, Have an Awesome Day Everyone :)

First things first As always! I want to say Thanks You to Benjamin O. and Eileen P. for your kind donations to the site. It may sound like a repeat but I do truly appreciate you both for taking the time. Thanks Benjamin and Eileen :)

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OK, I figure it’s about time to just put out a little info about the snow contest seeing how new visitors come everyday to the site. These are a couple of early morning posts that I made in our Facebook group which by the way is open to all snow lovers and haters too. Over 200 members sharing pictures and stories and growing each day :) Click Here to Join The Facebook Group :)

This is just to give all a little info on the snow stats on the website. For 12 -13 years I’ve been doing it this way and it’s worked out good and there is NO doubt it my mind it’s the best way. All of the snow stats that I use on the snow sites I get from the National Weather Service. They get them from sources across the country, blah, blah, blah and then they post the snow statistics to their site at weather.gov.

It comes down to that I need to see something posted on the National Weather Service (NWS) site so that if a reporter, a snow plow person, or pretty much anyone gets in touch with me I have something to show them. Pretty much something to cover my butt if the snow stats are being questioned. Yes, this way I can blame it on the National Weather Service, joking.

In the case of Lowell, MA I have no reason to doubt Shawn, who is the CoOp for Lowell, Mass and does the weather measurements for them about their snow totals and other stuff. It really takes a dedicated person to do what Shawn and many others do around the clock to help all of us out. Anyways Shawn has been posting some totals that he has measured for Lowell which I have no problem with. It gives us a heads up on what’s going on there There is a Good chance that Lowell, MA according to Shawn is in 1st place right now,

BUT…. Like I have done for the last 12-13 years on the Golden Snowball site, until I see it being posted on the National Weather Service I have to go with the snow totals they are showing which at last check is 100.8. I see different numbers all day long floating around online for different cities. The National Weather Service is where we get our data from and that is what we will go by. When they report we report…

Also keep in mind that it is not that unusual for statistics which show in the Now Data section on the weather service site to be behind. This has been the case since I have been checking snow stats. Most do an update once a day though. So in other words until the NWS updates I have no choice but to stick with the snow totals I see them reporting… End of Story and They Lived Happily Ever After smile emoticon

Another post I made relating to adding cities to the contest and if you know of one that has a population of 100,000 or more and can make it into the Top 25 PLEASE feel free to share it with us ;)

This was a reply to someone asking about a couple of other cities in Massachusetts but it applies to all of the cities.

As far as I know the other cities don’t have any official snow stats. If they do I can’t find the By official I mean from the National Weather Service and stats that they consider to be official.

As far as putting other cities in the snow contest I do add several cities each season. I also remove several cities if nothing is going on snow wise there. I do check the cities that were removed from time to time. Obviously every city with a Population of 100,000 isn’t going to be listed. I’m guessing it would be over 100 and probably way more than that. I do try my best to keep it so that the top 25 cities are the snowiest but even that is hard to do. This season and Lowell, MA is a good example.

Lowell was never on the radar in the past. Because of the way this season is going someone suggested them, I researched them and they were added as they should be. Keep in mind that an update on average depending if I blog about it, do any research and so on takes 2-3 hours. This season I have made it a point to get at least two updates in. I did cut some cities a couple of weeks ago that weren’t doing much and that saved me a little bit of time. Keep in mind this is a one man show and not the Weather Channel who I’m sure has a ton of people looking up all the stuff they talk about and trust me I’m not complaining

Stephen helps out also and normally finds some fun stuff to add to the snow sites. I know he already hard at work thinking of something for next season

A big part of the FUN snow contests is that people are also suggesting a city that may have showed up on the radar and that helps me out a lot. They also make some good suggestions about a change on the site and other things. It’s the interaction with all of you snow lovers and haters that makes it fun for me. OK, the donations help too with the the time spent on the sites. I just added up the hours I put into the snow sites, mainly this one the last 4 days and it’s over 60 hours. Normally it’s around 30-40 I would say. I enjoy it though.

If anyone has a city that may be missing, mainly that would be in the Top 25 at this time in the season PLEASE feel free to let me know using the contact page above..

http://goldensnowglobe.com/current-top-10-snowiest-cities/

Have an Awesome Day Everyone :)

Erie, Erie, Erie, Marsha, Marsha, Marsha :) I know most of the talk here has been about Erie, Pa, last seasons King of the snow mountain and defending champs but they have had the lead for awhile now. Before Erie it was all about Grand Rapids, MI which held the lead for most of the first half of the 2014-2015 snow season. The good news is that Buffalo, NY and Worcester, MA are keeping the contest close and less than 7 inches separate the top 3 cities. Only a tenth of snow separates Buffalo and Worcester now for 2nd place.. The bad news is that the early snow season favorite Syracuse is almost 2 feet behind the current leader. The double bad news is that I pulled some cities like normal during the second half of the season.

I have been thinking about pulling some cities from the snow contest for a couple of weeks now. The first cities that came to mind were obviously Erie, Buffalo, Worcester and Grand Rapids ;)

Nothing against the cities I pulled but I’ve been getting a couple of updates in each day for a good part of the season and it’s a little too time consuming. In other words it’s pulling me away from my other websites which I count on to eat, lol :) No I don’t need a Wambulance and I’m not whining, I love doing this but between the 2 snow contests, doing research, updating and so on, a normal day is between 6-8 hours and normally more when the big storms hit. Again, I LOVE it but reality sets in :(

By pulling some of the cities which I will check from time to time to see how they are doing I can save a little bit of time. OK, That is my plea for forgiveness and hopefully none of the cities were yours. If one of them are and you will lose sleep over it then let me know and I’ll put the city back in ;) I did leave a couple in that most likely don’t have a chance for the fact that I know people from those cities visit the website on a daily basis. I also get emails every now and then from people serving overseas that check from time to time to see how their city is doing so those cities stay and hopefully I didn’t pull any of them.

I have done this for the past few years and again I do keep an eye on them to see if they should be added back in. Below are the cities that were pulled this time around and again, let me know if there is a problem ;)

St Paul, Minnesota – They have their Twin In it Still ;)
Washington DC – Done well previous seasons only 3.6 inches
Indianapolis, Indiana – Never liked them, I’M JOKING! Only 8.5 and Indiana well represented…
Boise, Idaho – Previously dropped & added back in a few weeks ago. Nothing since so dropped again..
Columbus, Ohio – Ohio is well represented already…
Amarillo, Texas – Cool that they received 17 inches but nothing since.
Pueblo, Colorado – The lowest snow totals of the Colorado cities in contest to date.
Salt Lake City, Utah – Normally a contender but only 6.8 inches on the season.

Feel free to flame away and have an awesome day everyone ;)

The headline probably doesn’t make sense about the National snow contest heating up does it but then again most of the stuff I type doesn’t. Snow and heat just don’t mix I suppose but the snowiest big city in the US contest is starting to get a little more exciting. I figure we have at least past the halfway mark for the snow season last week and we are now into the second half of the snow season with a new storm on the way. Click Here for the Latest on Next Snow Storm!

There are cities that are still sitting out of the snowball fights like Anchorage, Alaska and then there are a few that have decided to come and play with all of us like Worcester, Mass which moved up about 16 spots and slid into the top 25 on the snow mountain. Even Amarillo, Texas joined in one of the most recent snowball fights and hit the top 25 for a day or two with 17 inches of snowfall for the 2014 – 2015 season. Allentown, Pa jumped about 13 spots up the snow mountain but still have a ways to go.

A snow dance will take place sometime today or tonight so beware all ;)

The good part is, well if you like snow of course is that the storms seem to be lining right up one after another. The first half of the season only had a couple decent storms and up until recently was pretty much hit or miss with the Lake Effect snow. From what I have been reading it’s looking like some of the same cities that just got hit and that were hanging near the bottom of the snow contest are going to be getting hit again in the next day or two. It looks like there is a possibility for this next storm to drop even more snow on Boston, Worcester and a lot of other cities.

This next storm could make things really interesting because so far from what I have read and I am still reading it looks like the Snowbelt cities such as Erie, Pa, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Syracuse and Buffalo, New York may just get touched by Mother Nature. That seems to be how it has gone for most of the first half of the season :( For that reason it is time for the first SNOW DANCE of the season to take place. Time to give Syracuse the edge in this seasons snow contest and see if the snow dance can bring this storm a little more northwest ;) . Hopefully not too far west though because I don’t need Buffalo or Erie trying to cash in on the well known widely feared snow dance that seems to work well over 80% of the time.

Just a heads up for the Meteorologists that NO your radars and forecasting equipment aren’t going crazy, it’s just me doing a snow dance for Da’Cuse ;) Stay Safe all and take it slow on the roads….

Thanks Samantha O. for donating to the website :) I appreciate it and Thanks for taking the time.

The first column shows this season and the second column shows the snow totals for the cities last season. I changed the update around a bit again this time and posted this seasons snow stats for the snowiest cities in the US as normal but instead of posting what we would all have on average at this time in the season I put the snow totals that we all had at this time last season. What a difference a season makes for a lot of cities.

I just got a full update in and sorry about the last couple of days. I’ve been fighting off something for about the last 2 months and just can’t seem to kick it. Round 3 on meds now :( Doc said to take a week off, lol, I was able to take a day off yesterday. OK, enough about me, for now anyways ;)

Erie, Pa who won last season and is the current leader this season has almost 2 feet less than they did last season. The same with Flint, Michigan, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh, Pa, Detroit, Toledo and a few other cities.

A lot of the other snowiest Big cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest are right around a foot of snow behind last seasons snow totals and several others are right around where they were last season. Just a few are doing better than they did for the 2013 – 2014 snow season. Just goes to show us that it’s been a pretty easy season so far. Well except for some of the smaller cities around Buffalo and to the North of Syracuse who have been getting pounded this season.

Hopefully this round of meds kicks me into shape again (OK, That will never happen) or should helps me to start felling better again so I can get more blog posts in. I also missed getting back to several email and I’m sorry about that.

Have a Great Night All and Stay Tuned, it looks like some snowy weather could be coming soon.

Updated 12/11 7:30 PM - Lots of changes in the top 5 snowiest cities in the US. Buffalo continues to move up and Erie slipped down a spot on the snow mountain to #3. Grand Rapids continues to wear the crown as the King of the Mountain at the top but I think their snow days are numbered ;)

Both Erie, Pa and Buffalo, NY are less than a couple of inches though of taking over the top spot from Grand Rapids. Syracuse and Rochester, New York round out the top 5 snowiest cities so far for the 2014 – 2015 snow season. I have a feeling that we may have a new leader come tomorrow morning. Any guesstimates on which city will lead come the next update :)
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Updated 12/11 Noon - Grand Rapids, Michigan and Erie, Pa have held off the cities from New York. So far that is ;) Syracuse, NY managed to snow into the number 3 spot on the snow mountain passing Buffalo, NY but both Buffalo and Syracuse have gained on the Top 2 snowiest cities. Rochester, NY also continues to add to their snow totals moving them up a bit.

Syracuse is just a little more than an inch of snow away from taking the number 2 spot from Erie. Stay tuned because the overnight snow stats haven’t been reported yet by The National Weather Service so there will be more changes come the next update later on in the day. I think either Syracuse or Buffalo will hold the number 2 spot before the day is over. I also think Grand Rapids is still safe but be worried my friends in Erie, Be very worried ;) Stay Tuned!
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Updated 12/10 8 PM – It’s snowing in Syracuse, New York and they are still climbing the snow mountain and Rochester is on the move too. Part 2 of snow storm Damon is has been dropping snow on Da’Cuse today and it looks like Rochester is getting in on it also. So far as of yesterday Syracuse is showing close to 8 inches of new snowfall and Rochester is showing a few inches.

Syracuse has slid into 4th place in the National snowiest big city contest and Rochester, NY has moved into the top 10. It may be time for Erie, Pa to start making some snowballs to try and hold back Syracuse from taking the number 2 slot away from them. I think Grand Rapids, Michigan is probably safe for now unless the storm starts up some lake effect snow when it pulls out of the area. Gonna be interesting come the next update :)
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Well the snow is finally falling in CNY and it looks like Rochester may be getting in on the fun and maybe Buffalo too. The roads are slick so take it slow. Because of the temperatures the snow got a later start than I think was expected so we’ll have to wait and see how this blast of snow helps out the cities in New York.

I don’t see Syracuse climbing to the top but they may have a shot at climbing up to the top 5 slot on the snow mountain. I’ll post updates as they are posted by The National Weather Service. I just got an update in for all of the snowiest cities and will get at least a top 25 update in later today.

Any snow in your neck of the woods???

It was only a matter of time that the 2014-2015 Golden Snow Globe contest would start up and it has done just that. Anchorage, Alaska has started off the national snow contest this season picking up 0.8 inches of snowfall yesterday. Remember that this contest is for Bigger cities in the United States with a population of 100,000 or more.

I had a feeling a couple of days ago that the contest would be starting up right after the weekend and it did. To be honest though I thought it was going to be a city in the Northeast that would start it up because of how cold it was suppose to get last night, Sunday night. My guess a week or so ago was that Billings, Montana was going to be the first city to receive measurable snow and that didn’t pan out either. Now that the snow contest has started maybe the rest of us won’t get any snow until January.

OK, which city do you think will win the national snow contest for the 2014-2015 snow season? I have to go with you know the city ;) Syracuse, New York of course. I’m sure those of you from Erie, Pa, Billings, Buffalo and a few of the other cities may have a different opinion though ;)

Have a Great Night All!