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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!

  • 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 :)

    Updated 2/10 7:00 PM – Erie marches back to the Top of the snow mountain into the number 1 spot. Congrats Erie, for now anyways ;)

    I figured it was going to be kind of close looking at some snow stats a little earlier. I had a feeling Erie was going to get enough snow this morning and today to take the lead away from Lakewood, CO. The only thing I was concerned about was that I saw that Sioux Falls, SD was getting some snow and thought they may have had a shot at regaining the lead also in the snow contest ;)

    Stay Tuned and it will be interesting as to which city will come out on top come tomorrow ;)

    Click Here for The Newest Snow Update!
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    National Snowiest Big City In United States Contest

    The Golden Snow Globe contest has really been starting to take shape the last week or two with many cities getting enough snow to have a shot at being the King of the Snow Mountain. The good news is that all of the Great Lakes are pretty much wide open which means Lake Effect snow for everyone :) Whether we like it or not there is still a lot of snow season left. Yeah, I know, be quiet huh ;)

    With the Great Lakes having little ice on them compared to an average winter season this is a good chance for some of the cities further down the list to start their comeback. Cities like Buffalo, NY have a good chance to move up quite a bit this week and I am guessing they will… And where is Rochester, NY this season and a few others. It’s time to join the snowball fight and have some fun :)

    Great Lakes Ice Cover 2/9/2016

    Erie, PA which was the King of the snow mountain not too long ago picked up just enough snow to climb their way into the number 3 spot yesterday. Snow is in the forecast for the next several days for a lot of the Golden Snow Globe cities and it will be interesting to see if/when we have a new King of the mountain. I’m guessing sooner rather than later.

    Lakewood, Colorado still holds the lead in the National snow contest for Big cities (population of 100,000+) but only by 1.7 inches over second place Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Erie, PA is in 3rd, Fort Collins, CO is in a tie for 4th place right now with Syracuse, New York.

    Several of the cities along the great lakes are under lake effect snow watches or warnings now. With the Artic air that is expected to move into the Northeast and other places in the US no doubt, some decent snow will be falling the next several days. It’s going to be fun watching the cities slip and slide up and down the snow mountain :)

    A lot of us have been paying attention to the cities around Lake Ontario and Lake Erie but I think it’s time to keep an eye on a couple of the cities around Lake Michigan which is still wide open. South Bend, Indiana and Flint, Michigan come to mind and both cities broke into the Top 10 this last update. I was checking out the radar a little while ago and it looks like Lake Michigan’s lake effect snow machines are cranking out snow in full force right now.

    Stay Tuned and Stay Safe All. As always, if You See Snow – Drive Slow! Have a great day ;)

    The Massettchusetts cities, Worcester, Boston and Lowell finally got some decent snow and Worcester was able to finally break into the Top 25 snowiest cities.

    On a side note (Shameless Plug) – The semi-annual fundraiser (actually the first ever) is going on for the snow site(s) right now. In other words, if you have a couple of bucks or if you’re Bill Gates a few million to donate to help out the snow site (Me), now is a pretty good time. If you don’t, no problem because I don’t either. If so, you do not have to join PayPal in order to donate to the site and all of your info is between you and PayPal other than your name so I know who donated and I can Thank You. Yeah, I know this post is lame but kind of necessary right now. Go Northeast and it’s gonna be fun from here on!

    * Thank You Jennifer M. for your donation and for taking the time. They help out a lot Jennifer and I really do appreciate it :)
    * Thanks Debra A. for taking the time. I truly appreciate it :)
    * I want to give a Big Thanks to John A. for your donation tonight. It helps out more than you know John :)
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    Updated 1/21 2:00 AM -Erie, PA is the new King of the snow mountain right now. As of the last update Erie, PA has taken the top spot away from Sioux Falls, SD by one snowflake. Keep in mind that I only updated the Top 5 cities after getting a heads up from Erie’s very own Geoff Cornish. Thanks Geoff for the heads up and making me stay up a little later, j/k ;) Check out the news and Geoffs forecasts for Erie at

    Stay Tuned for full update sometime tomorrow when I wake up. Don’t hold your breath for a morning update ;)

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    Updated 1/20 8 PM -Syracuse, NY has managed to get just enough snowflakes to slip past Erie, PA and to move onto the 2 slot of the snow mountain. Sioux Falls still is the King of the snow mounatin right now by a couple of inches give or take.

    I’m loving the way the snow contest has been taking shape this past week and loving how close it is. Some of the other cities that we are use to seeing on the top have been steadily climbing their way to the top. The storm that is expected to hit the coast this weekend should make it even more interesting and fun.

    Fun is what the snow contest is all about folks. So have fun and Please take this storm seriously if it’s in the forecast for your area. Have a Great Night and Drive Safe :)

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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 ;)

    The national Golden Snow Globe contest for snowiest big cities is getting even more interesting now that some of the Northeast cities have come out to play. Sioux Falls, SD has been leading the snow contest for awhile now but some cold air has finally hit most of the North East.

    For most of the 2015-2016 snow season, it’s been the cities in the Western United states and Mid US hanging near the top of the Golden Snow Globe mountain. The last several days the artci air has finally moved into the eastern have of the US bringing some decent snowfall to some of the cities that are normally camped out by now on top of the snow mountain.

    Cities like Syracuse and Buffalo, NY, Erie, PA and Grand Rapids, MI have been camping at the bottom of the snow mountain up until the last few days. Most of those cities weren’t even in the top 30 just a couple of days ago. With the cold air moving in over the warmer than normal Great Lakes the Lake Effect Machines finally started to crank out some snow for the cities near the lakes.

    The cities from MAssachuesettes seem to be staying out of the snowball fights so far this season though :( Last seasons snow champ Lowell, MA wasn’t even in the Top 50 as of the last update. Come on out and play Boston, Worcester and Lowell. You’ll have fun. Don’t count them out yet because I’m pretty sure that the snow storms that hit that neck of the woods last season didn’t start for at least another week or so. Plenty of time for them to play catch-up :)

    No doubt this is going to be a fun snow contest now that most of the cities have come out to play in the snow. It will be interesting to see if the cities to the northeast can play catch up now. I’m pretty sure they are going to keep getting the snow for awhile but chances are so are the cities at the top.

    It’s been a little quiet snow-wise in Sioux Falls the last week or so but Anchorage, Alaska just started adding new snow totals again, the Colorado cities seem to be adding a little every now and then and go figure, even some of the cities in Texas keep adding a little snowfall to their snow totals..

    Lake Michigan has been cranking out some decent snowfall for the cities that rely on lake effect from that lake which I am guessing is still warmer than it normally is this time along with the other Great Lakes so stay tuned for a fun snow filled 2-3 months ahead.

    Have a Great Day Everyone and as always, See Snow – Drive Slow ;)

    Updated 5/18/2015 - First as always I want to give a Big Thanks to Stephanie S. for your recent donation to the snow site and to all of you that have donated throughout the season. I really appreciate you taking the time and it helps out a lot, Thanks

    I had a chance this weekend to talk to Kim Buttrick who is the person in charge of the CoOps at the Boston NWS office about Lowell, Ma’s snow stats. The obvious question was why did Lowell’s snow totals rise a couple of inches and to find out if it was was I thought, an adjustment or correction from a previous date.

    I’ve talked to Kim a couple of times and she is such a nice person and really takes the time to clarify things for me. This time she went over all of the data that was reported along with explaining to me how it works as far as getting reports from Lowell which explained a lot ;)

    Kim told me that the person that takes the measurements for Lowell, MA which are recorded at the Water Treatment Plant there will punch in the numbers each day using the phone. There are times when mistakes are made punching in the snow data and that is why they also fill out a manual form so that they have a hard copy of it also.

    Kim then compares the data that was punched in by phone with the hard copy form that she receives each month with the written snow totals. She then makes any corrections or adjustment that need to be made. I see several NWS Offices making adjustments for several cities throughout the season and always have since I have been keeping the snow totals for the cities. Obviously the reason this one stands out so much is because the correction put Lowell in the lead. There is no conspiracy going on by the NWS and I can assure you they have no interest in the snow contest or the outcome of it ;)

    Kim told me that there were a few corrections throughout the season for Lowell but the two that made the difference were what I posted below. March 22nd a correction was made and 1.5 inches of snow was added. Another was made on March 29th where 0.5 inches was added to Lowell’s snow totals. The math adds up giving Lowell the 2 new inches of snow which put them in the lead as of my last update.

    A Big Thank You Kim for helping us out and explaining how things work with the NWS and also for taking the time to do so. Thanks Kim :)

    OK, now that the controversy is cleared up it’s time to talk about when the snow contest ends. Normally I will call it a wrap by now but with the lead only half an inch I don’t feel comfortable calling it yet. IMO the chances are pretty good that the snowfall is over for Lowell, Worcester and Syracuse but I think I am going to ride it out a little longer. It’s been a pretty funky snow season for a lot of cities and I want to make sure the funkiness is over ;) For now Lowell is in the lead and stay tuned for any update or maybe even some more adjustments ;)

    Have an Awesome Day Everyone :)

    First as always I want to give a Big Thanks to John A. for your recent donation to the snow site and to all of you that have donated throughout the season. I really appreciate you taking the time and it helps out a lot
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    Congrats to Lowell, Massachusetts on taking the lead in the National snow contest. Yup, you read it right and Lowell is the new leader right now in the 2014-2015 Golden Snow Globe snowiest Big city in the US contest.

    Contrary to what you may have read in a few articles, the snow contest goes on like it or not until the last snow flake falls :) . Yes, the National snow contest is still going on and while you all have been enjoying the warm weather I am still sitting at the computer crunching numbers. OK, not really and I am enjoying the nice weather but I do check the snow stats every now and then.

    I’ve have been checking the snow stats every now and then and for whatever reason had a feeling that Lowell was going to have some kind of adjustment to their snow totals. This happens with a lot of the cities throughout the snow season and adjustments were made a few times this season with Lowell, Ma.. I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been snowing there so no doubt adjustments were made.

    I took a look back to see if I could tell when the adjustments were made. The best I could come up with is that perhaps snow was added for the dates of March 22nd and March 29th. On March 22nd Lowell shows 1.5 inches of snow and on March 29th there is 0.5 inches being reported. Tha would add up to the 2.0 inches of new snow that must have been added to Lowell’s snow totals.

    Syracuse, NY and Worcester, Ma were in a tie for the top spot in the snow contest up until this last update. I don’t think Syracuse and Worcester natives are going to be happy campers getting bumped down a spot after camping out on top of the snow mountain together since around April 24th.

    Frost is on the forecast for tonight in parts of the North East and it will be interesting to see if any of the cities can throw in some snow while it’s that cold. Hard to believe that some of the cities are going from 80+-degree weather to maybe below freezing in a matter of a day or two.

    Will there be anymore adjustment or snow falling? Stay Tuned, The Snow Contest Lives and Congrats to Lowell on Taking the Lead ;)

    First as always I want to give a Big Thanks to John A. for your recent donation to the snow site. Even though the season is winding down, the bills still need to be paid throughout the year. Thank You John, I really appreciate you taking the time and it helps out a lot :)

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    Syracuse and Worcester Share Top Spot in National Snow Contest

    It’s official according to the National Weather Service as of yesterday’s snow stats we have a tie between Worcester, Massachusetts and Syracuse, New York. As of Right now the score is 119.7 to 119.7 :)

    So for Now, Congrats to Syracuse on playing catch up and getting just enough snow to move to the top of the Golden Snow Globe mountain. Worcester has held the top spot alone for quite some time now. Let’s hope that Worcester is happy to have some company (Not) and that both of you can play nice together.

    I’m guessing that both Syracuse and Worcester are still making snowballs in hopes of at least one more snowball fight to see which city can claim the bragging rights as the snowiest Big city (pop of 100,000) in the United States.
    Don’t forget about Lowell, MA either because it won’t take a whole lot of snow for them to sneak past both Syracuse and Worcester.

    Good Luck and Stay Tuned ;)

    Updated 4/24 5:30 PM – The new snow stats just came out for Syracuse and it looks like….. Maybe I’ll just leave it at that to keep everyone in suspense ;) OK, that would be mean! Worcester holds on for now and can keep camping out at the top of the Golden Snow Globe snow mountain. For now anyways ;)

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    Updated 4/24 1:00 PM – WTG Worcester on defending the top on the snow mountain yesterday. Worcester was able to hold off Syracuse, NY’s late season charge and still holds on to a 0.1 inch lead. Yup, just one tenth of an inch separates the two cities now in the Golden Snow Globe contest.

    I’m hearing reports that Mother Nature sneezed over Syracuse a couple of times during the early morning hours so the next update will be really interesting. Will there be a new King of the Snow Mountain or can Worcester hold on to the top spot until the end of the snow season whenever that may be ;) I have a feeling that Syracuse may have gotten just enough snow to either take the lead or perhaps maybe even a tie which I think would be pretty cool :)

    No doubt this has been the most exciting season since the National snow contest started up several seasons back. Stay Tuned for an update when the National Weather Service posts the new snow stats for today :)

    Updated 4/23 5:20 PM - Syracuse is reporting 0.5 inches of new snow for a new total of 119.6 as of 5:00 PM. Worcester holds on for now by only one-tenth of an inch… STAY TUNED and YES I am loving this :)

    Looking at the radar over the Syracuse area it looks like Lake Ontario is still putting out as I type..
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    We are just minutes away from finding out if Syracuse has melted away some of Worcester, MA’s lead. I know the anticipation is killing the folks in Worcester and Syracuse right now, myself included as we wait for the National Weather Service to update the new snow stats on their site. It has been snowing in Syracuse but was/is it enough to catch up to Worcester, MA or maybe even take the lead. Stay tuned because as soon as they come out I will be posting them right here.

    Worcester had a slim lead over Syracuse, New York of just 6 tenths of an inch as of the end of yesterday, 4/22/2015. I’m seeing a couple of different new totals for Syracuse right now so as always I am going to be on the safe side and wait until the NWS posts the new totals on their website.

    No new snow was being reported for Syracuse for yesterday so this next update which will be coming out in about half an hour will include any snow that fell after midnight and normally includes any snow that has fallen up until around 4:00 – 5:00 PM. I’m pretty sure that Worcester, Ma has no new snow to report for the fact that the good folks from Worcester that are in our FaceBook snow group seem to be a little anxious to see what Syracuse has to report this next update. Fell free to join the group, the conversation and the fun in our group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/861746940543642/