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Updated 1/19 8 PM - The snow race is getting exciting and the big question as we all waited for this last update is did Erie take the lead? Better yet did Erie manage to stay in 2nd place?

The answer can be found on the Top 25 page :P Just to give you a heads up before you go there I have to mention that Syracuse broke a date record today breaking the old record of 7.3 inches set back in 2003 and no I’m not saying how much yet No doubt the Golden Snow Globe bears are chasing Syracuse’s butts too ;)

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The way Erie, Pennsylvania has been sledding up the snow mountain you would think they are being chased by a Golden Snow Globe snow bear or something. Is there a such thing as a snow bear and do we have them on the mountain? Maybe it’s not a snow bear and it’s Syracuse, New York they are trying to stay ahead of. Both cities have been climbing towards the top of the National snow contest for Big cities with a population of 100,000 or more.

Cute little polar bear cubs in the snow.

Both Erie, PA and Syracuse have been able to connect with some decent Lake Effect snow this last week or so moving into the Top 5 of the snowiest BIG cities in the country. The new Top 5 as of this last update are now Sioux Falls, SD, Erie, PA, Lakewood, CO, Spokane, WA and Syracuse, NY. Many other cities have also been breaking camp finally and making the trek to the top of the snow mountain now that the cold air is finally sticking around.

In the last week give or take a day Erie has gone from the 14th slot in the snowiest city contest to the number 2 slot. It will be interesting come the next update to see if Erie can take away the top spot from Sioux Falls. Stay tuned ;)

Syracuse has moved all the way up the snow mountain from the 41st spot to move into the number 5 slot the last several days. Like Erie and several other cities, they hooked into some decent lake effect snow the last week give or take.

The last 7 days have helped several cities in the North East catch up either a little or a lot and the snow contest is finally starting to take shape. Oh, it gets even better maybe for those of you who remember how last season’s snow race went. It went right down to the finish with Lowell, MA pulling out a victory at the very end beating Syracuse and Worcester, MA which were in a tie.

As of this last update last season’s snow champs Lowell are in 47th place give or take with just 6.3 inches of snow so far for the 2015-2016 snow season. Boston isn’t even in the Top 50 right now. The thing is and I’m guessing, most of the cities from the north that are near the bottom right now probably were last season also at this time but then… Then all of the Nor’Easter’s and storms started hitting. Pretty close to right about this time in the season.

Hmmm, did someone say storm? They did and I see all of the pros talking about a storm getting ready to hit some of those cities in the near future that have been hanging at the bottom of the snow mountain. Cities like Boston, Philly and many others. You all know that I am clueless so check with your favorite Meteorologist to get more information on what they are expecting to be a Nor’Easter hitting the coast sometime come Friday and Saturday. Hey, Have a Great Day Everyone ;)

Updated 2/2 7 PM – All of the snowiest cities were just updated and once again a ton of changes in the lineup. I think all of the cities in the Top 25 snowiest cities in the US have jumped around on the snow mountain with this snow storm that is still hitting some of the cities. Below are several of the cities that broke the date records for yesterday and today. Keep in mind that the last update for most of the cities are as of 4-5 PM so the snow totals will be going up for some of them…

Several Cities That Had Snow Records Broken 2/1/2014

* Grand Rapids, Michigan set a date record today with 8.8 inches of snow and counting breaking the old record of 6.1 set back in 2011.

* South Bend, Indiana set a date record with 14.7 inches breaking the old of 8.4 set in 2011.

* Fort Wayne, Indiana – set a date record with 9.0 breaking the old of 4.9 2011

* Flint, Michigan – set a date record with 8.0 breaking the old of 6.8 set way back in 1967

* Detroit, Michigan – set a date record with 13.7 inches of snow breaking the old of 9.8 set in 1881

* Milwaukee, Wisconsin – new record of 10.4 inches of snow breaking the old of 9.0 from way, way back in 1915

*Chicago, Illinois – seat a date record with 16.2 inches breaking the old record of 13.6 set in 2011

Todays Snow Records Broken for the Date 2/2/2015

* Worcester, MA – set a date record with 11.2 inches breaking the old of 8.4 in 1974

* Syracuse, NY – set a date record with 8.5 beating the old of 7.0 set in 1990

* Hartford, Conn – set a date record with 6.9 breaking the old of 6.5 set way back in 1916

* Bridgeport, Conn – set a date record with 9.3 breaking the old record of 3.2 set in 1985

* Newark, NJ – set a date record with 4.2 beating the old record of 3.4 set in 1985

Updated 1 PM - There has been a lot of shuffling and snowballs being thrown the last day or two and it’s not over yet. This latest snow storm from what I have read was/is suppose to effect something like 100,000,000 people and seems to be doing just that. The latest update that I just did shows a lot of date records for yesterday being broken. Below are a few of the bigger cities that set snow records for yesterday. Most likely there are going to be a lot more set today when the afternoon snow updates come in later this afternoon from the National Weather Service.

Erie, Pa has cushioned their lead over the rest of us, for now anyways. For a lot of the cities the overnight snow totals, today’s snow hasn’t been reported yet so without a doubt there is going to be a whole lot more shuffling going on when I get the next snow totals updated. It’s going to be interesting to see how Boston and Worcester do with this storm after just getting pounded by the blizzard not too long ago. Stay Safe All and Stay Tuned, it’s getting really interesting.

Several Cities That Had Snow Records Broken 2/1/2015

* Grand Rapids, Michigan set a date record today with 8.8 inches of snow and counting breaking the old record of 6.1 set back in 2011.

* South Bend, Indiana set a date record with 14.7 inches breaking the old of 8.4 set in 2011.

* Fort Wayne, Indiana – set a date record with 9.0 breaking the old of 4.9 2011

* Flint, Michigan – set a date record with 8.0 breaking the old of 6.8 set way back in 1967

* Detroit, Michigan – set a date record with 13.7 inches of snow breaking the old of 9.8 set in 1881

* Milwaukee, Wisconsin – new record of 10.4 inches of snow breaking the old of 9.0 from way, way back in 1915

*Chicago, Illinois – set a date record with 16.2 inches breaking the old record of 13.6 set in 2011

Updated 2/2 1 PM - I’ll be keeping this post updated as the snow storm hitting the North East continues throughout the day. Have an Awesome day all and stay safe ;)

I just got a full update in on the snowiest big cities in the United States and decided to mix it up just a bit. Normally I have the current snowfall totals for each city and also what their normal average snowfall is for this date in the snow season. An example is that Grand, Rapids, MI is already over last seasons snow totals for this time by 28.6 inches of snow.

I have been keeping an eye on how some of the cities are doing compared to last seasons snow totals and thought I would share that with you. I think it kind of gives you a little glance as to how the 2014 – 2015 snow season may compare to last season. Of course it’s not like any of us know what Mother Nature has in store for us this season ;)

I think what make the current stats interesting is that there are only a few cities in the top 25 snowiest cities that have less snow this season than they did at this time last year. The really interesting part IMO is if you remember, last season a lot of cities broke a lot of records because of how much snow we received last season. Of course I have the memory of a toad so I can’t remember exactly which cities broke the all time snow records or had their top 5 snowiest winter ever but there was quite a few of them.

Of course my home town Syracuse has to be one of the few cities with less snow than last season right now. And where is Billings, Montana this season? They are only at 2.4 inches so far compared to 11.1 inches of snow last season???

With the early snowfall so far this season for some of the cities we could be seeing some big snow totals again for the 2014 – 2015 snow season. Right now Grand Rapids, Michigan, Erie, Pa, South Bend, Indiana and Even Buffalo, New York stand out pretty good. Grand Rapids only had 0.4 inches this time last season and are at 29 inches so far. Erie, Pa only had 3.9 inches of snowfall but are already at 24.1 so far. South Bend, Cleveland, Buffalo and many others are following right behind them.

I just found it kind of interesting to see how good/bad (?) this season is starting out so far. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? Would you rather have me list the average snowfall to date for the cities or list what we had last season to compare? Either way works for me and I suppose I can just mix it up every now and then.

Rumor has it that there is a Nor’Easter in the works for unfortunately the Thanksgiving travel time. Last I read it may be effecting some of the cities on the east coast I think all the way down to the DC area maybe. I need to read some more but keep and eye on it. It will be interesting to see if it comes inland enough to effect the Syracuse, Buffalo, Erie and other cities. I don’t think it is suppose to come in far enough to the west though. Remember, I am clueless so check with the pros, your weather folks in your towns and also the National Weather Service.

Have an Awesome Night Everyone ;)

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Updated 11/16 7:30 PM – Just a quick heads up that I did a full update. I only intended to do a top 25 update but when I saw how many cities had some more snow of course I got curious ;) Almost all of the Golden Snow Globe cities shuffled around this up date. Erie still hold on to the lead but South Bend closed the gap a little.

Other cities are closing in and it looks like the big winners this update were Sioux Falls, South Dakota, cities from Michigan, Illinois and a few others. Best part is the beginning of the week starting tomorrow will keep the snow contest interesting. Drive safe all ;)
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OK, I think Erie, Pa is getting too use to being on top in the National Snow Contest. Erie picked up another 2.3 inches of fresh snow today to slip past South Bend, Indiana by a couple of inches. Let’s see if South Bend can launch a snowball attack on Erie and regain the top spot on the snow mountain ;) Better yet maybe we should all join forces and make it a snowball fight to remember :) So far we have had 4 lead changes this season with 3 different leaders…

Remember last season, the 2013 – 2014 snow season most of the cities were way above their annual snowfall with several cities breaking their all time snow records and several others hitting their top 5 snowiest season. If you think last season was tough in Erie, Pa and a couple of other cities this season could be even more interesting.

Right now Erie, Pa has 15.6 inches of snowfall to date. The normal snowfall for this date in the season should be 2.9 inches which means Erie is already 12.7 inches over their average snowfall to date. It gets even better though because last seasons snow champs had a really snowy season to pull off the victory. This season so far they are blowing away the snow totals that they had at this time last season which was only 3.4 inches of snow. In other words Erie, Pennsylvania already has over a foot of snow more than they did at this time last season. It will be interesting to see what Mother Nature has in storm for them this season ;)

I know, Erie, Erie, Erie – Marsha Marsha, Marsha but let’s face it, right now it’s all about Erie and South Bend but of course that will change as the season goes on :) Cleveland, Ohio deserves some credit also hanging in the #4 snow slot right now. Cleveland has 6.9 inches of snow on the season which is a good start for them. WTG Cleveland.

Last season I dropped several cities from the snow contest that weren’t doing much as far as snow totals go. I did take a look earlier at those cities and ended up putting 3 of them back in for the fact that one of them is in the top 5 right now and the other 2 are in the top 10. I added Boise, Idaho, Pueblo, Colorado and Colorado Springs back into the lineup. Boise has 7.6 inches for their snow totals and are in 3rd place right now. As for my home team Syracuse, hey, we are at least on the snow board right now ;)

Have a safe, awesome weekend all!

I just did a top 25 update and South Bend, Indiana has pushed Erie, Pa down from the snow mountain. Hard to believe that when a city picks up over a foot of snow in a day that another is going to be right there behind them. Erie had the lead after yesterdays snow flakes were all counted up but South Bend was able to add more snow than Erie did today to take the lead for the first time this season.

Remember that last season we had to pull South Bend out because the airport stopped taking measurements for the National Weather Service at that weather station. Well all is good now and I personally love having a competitor like South Bend, Indiana back in the national snow contest. WTG South Bend and once again welcome back to the Golden Snow Globe contest ;)

One other thing to keep in mind is that there are many, many weather stations across the country and they DO NOT all report at the same time. Most are within a couple of hours of each other when they upload the snow stats though. This last Top 25 update there were a few stations that haven’t reported yet just to let you know. Chances are though that none of those cities received enough snow today to pass either South Bend or Erie, Pa.

I’ll take a peak later at a few of the cities if I get a chance and post some stats if they seem to matter. Have a Great night all…

First off congrats to Green Bay and Pittsburgh on making it to the Super Bowl! That’s twice in a week that Pitt busted my bubble. Once beating my boys the Syracuse Orange and the second time beating my favorite football team the NY Jets :(

As far as the snow contest goes Syracuse has managed to hold onto the lead so far with a little bit of snow in the forecast for this week. Hopefully the storm to the south will move inland a little but as of today it’s not looking like it will. Things could change though ;) Here in Syracuse it was something like 13 below zero this morning and places to the north and around Syracuse were a lot colder than that. Rochester, NY is still knocking on South Bend, Indiana’s door but just can’t seem to slip ahead of them.

There was some slipping around in the top 10 but only one city dropped out and that was Erie, Pa. They got bumped out by Worcester, Mass has been moving up the snow mountain along with Boston pretty good the last few updates. Just 3 updates ago they were in 32nd place and now they are #10. I dropped several cities from the All Snowiest city section that really haven’t been doing much and still have to add a few. I figure I can always add them back if some storms start up. I did look up a few of the cities and if you want to suggest any to add to the contest remember it’s cities with a population of 100,000 or more. Dropped from the list are below.

58-64-64 Wichita, Kansas

354,865

4.0

8.1

59-55-52 Washington DC (National)

550,521

3.8

8.8

60-59-56 Baltimore, Maryland

635,815

4.3

6.9

61-60-59 Springfield, Missouri

150,298

4.0

???

62-56-55 Albuquerque, New Mexico

494,236

2.0

???

63-63-63 Tulsa, Oklahoma

382,457

2.8

???

64-62-62 Oklahoma City, OK

531,324

0.4

5.0

Have a Great Week All!!!

It’s snowing or at least was in South Bend, Indiana and they moved up the snow mountain big time. Cory dropped a post about the snow and sure enough they are closing in on Syracuse, New York. Hopefully it is still snowing there and they will close the snowflake gap even more. Just light snow in the Syracuse area right now but they are under an advisory which could keep things interesting.

Rochester and the rest of the pack dropped down the snow hill a spot with the record snow that South Bend picked up. They set a date record yesterday with 26 inches of the fresh white stuff blowing away the old record set in 1978 with 7.9 inches of snow. Myself, being from Syracuse, I’m loving the fact that the snow contest is finally getting close. WTG South Bend and there is still a ton of time left for some of the other cities to make a move……

Just a storm or two and hopefully there will be several other cities closing in. Have a Great Week All :)

It’s snowing or at least was in South Bend, Indiana and they moved up the snow mountain big time. Cory dropped a post about the snow and sure enough they are closing in on Syracuse, New York. Hopefully it is still snowing there and they will close the snowflake gap even more. Just light snow in the Syracuse area right now but they are under an advisory which could keep things interesting.

Rochester and the rest of the pack dropped down the snow hill a spot with the record snow that South Bend picked up. They set a date record yesterday with 26 inches of the fresh white stuff blowing away the old record set in 1978 with 7.9 inches of snow. Myself, being from Syracuse, I’m loving the fact that the snow contest is finally getting close. WTG South Bend and there is still a ton of time left for some of the other cities to make a move……

Just a storm or two and hopefully there will be several other cities closing in. Have a Great Week All :)