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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


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!

10/14/2014 – Breaking News - It’s official, South Bend, Indiana is back so watch out Erie, Syracuse, Buffalo, Billings and the rest of the top snowiest big cities in the US. I received a phone call from Maggie from the National Weather Service in Syracuse, Indiana returning my call and who left a msg on my phone confirming that they are receiving snow stats for this season for South Bend, In. Thanks for getting back to me Maggie, much appreciated… Let’s just hope it lasts :) Welcome back Cory and the rest of South Bend and Good Luck!


I just updated all of the Cities in the National Snow Contest and as always took a peek at South Bend, Indiana. I do that every now and then to see if the National Weather Service out of Syracuse, Indiana is showing any snow stats for South Bend. To refresh all of our memories last season the airport stopped measuring the snowfall for the National Weather Service. That was in December of 2013 so we had to remove South Bend from the Golden Snow Globe contest for the fact we couldn’t get any official snow stats.

I just looked and I am showing that the snow stats are being listed once again so let’s that NOAA found a group or maybe got the airport to start taking measurements again. South Bend is a formidable opponent for all of the Snowy cities with a population of 100,000 or more and it would be great to have them back in. Keep your fingers crossed Cory and the rest of you from the South Bend area. Then again maybe it’s just a fluke they are showing snow stats but I haven’t seen them list them since the 2013 – 2014 early snow season back in December.

I do have a couple of calls out to the Syracuse, Indiana (Love that name Syracuse :) ) weather service so hopefully they will get back to me about what’s going on and if they are getting Snow Measurements again. Here is more info on what went down last season.

Buffalo, New York is the only city this update to join the Trace of snow club which makes 11 cities showing a trace of snow for the 2014 – 2015 snow season. There are also quite a few cities that are behind what their normal snowfall should be for this time into the season. I think I counted 19 cities in the Golden Snow Globe national snow contest that should have at least 0.1 of snow or more this update. In other words it’s closing in on us all and of course it’s just a matter of time now.

One other thing for those of you from Erie, Pa. Ruth sent me a tweet about a poll on the site asking when you think the first snowfall will be for Erie, Pa. If you look to the right and scroll down a bit you will see the poll at Thanks for taking the time Ruth ;)

The last several days and nights were pretty cold in the Syracuse, NY area but today was a little warmer and I think upper 70′s for Tuesday. Every nice day we can get right now I’ll take and I’m sure most of you are thinking the same way.

OK, so which city is going to be the one that starts off the 2014 – 1015 Golden Snow Globe contest? Have an Awesome Night All ;)