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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

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.

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 :)

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

I keep hearing and reading about some places in the United States getting some decent snow already. Right now it seems like places that are in the higher elevations. though.

Below is a map of snowfall from the last two days. The snow that has fallen from September 12th and 13th. So far I am still just seeing a trace of snow for a few of the big cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest but I’m starting to think that this season may start a little sooner than normal.

This map shows that measurable snow fell in Montana and in Wyoming. I also just looked at the 7-day snow map and that shows that some snow fell in Indiana. Snow in Indiana already? I’ll have to research that.

Snow in the United States September, 2016

Click Here for the NOAA Snow Map

Anyways, it’s a pretty cool map that shows estimates of how much snow has fallen and you can go back to the last 7 days. It also shows what the current depth is in different parts of the country. Stay Tuned :)

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 ;)

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 ;)

Snowiest Top 5 Cities in the United States 2015 – 2016

Here it November 6th and we finally have a Top 5 list for the snowiest Big cities in the nation. The current list would have been from the end of the day on the 5th for most of the cities in the Golden Snow Globe contest.

Anchorage, Alaska continues to add to their lead and added another inch of snow since the last update. It seems like Anchorage either gets quite a bit of snow or next to nothing each season. Anchorage did win the snow contest back in the 2011 – 2012 snow season with 134.5 inches of snow.

Snowiest US Cities with Snow

Denver, Colorado slipped past Syracuse, New York picking up an inch of snow since the last update. That was the measurable snow for Denver this season. Syracuse is stuck at 0.4 inches right now and I’m sure that the temperatures being in the 70′s in the northeast has something to do with that. Record temps have been set the last few days for several cities in the northeast and I’m guessing they are in no hurry to stop breaking them.

Rochester, Minnesota remains in 4th place at 0.2 inches and the other newcomer to receive snow this season besides Denver is Cleveland, Ohio which is showing 0.1 inches so far for the 2015 – 2016 snow season. Welcome to the new snow season Denver and Cleveland. Cleveland’s snow may be an adjustment or an error because they weren’t showing snow as of the last update so that may change.

Golden Snow Globe Cities Below Average Snow

Almost all of the cities in the National Golden Snow Globe contest are below their average snowfall for this date, but I don’t expect that to last much longer. Remember, the National snow contest is for cities with a population of 100,000 or more as of the 2010 census. If you know of a Big city that we may be missing that has snow already this season then feel free to add a comment to this post and let me know ;)

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Stay Tuned and have an Awesome day everyone!