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Worcester, MA picked up another 2.4 inches of new snow yesterday to slip past Syracuse, NY and Lowell, MA to move into the #1 spot on the snow mountain. WTG Worcester ;)

Worcester is now blowing away Syracuse by 0.1 of an inch of snow. OK, blowing away may be a bit strong but I am impressed at how close the 2014-2015 snow race is right now and every tenth of an inch matters right now. Here we are just a couple of days away from April and there are still plenty of cities still getting snow across the country.

Every snowflake counts right now because sooner or later (later :( ) the warm air has to move into the U.S. and stay for good. Right now, less than an inch of snow separates the Top 3 cities in the snow contest which are Worcester and Lowell, Massachusetts and Syracuse, New York.

In my opinion, there are at least 5 cities still in the running for the National Snow King title for snowiest Big cities and perhaps even 7 cities depending on how the next several days play out. Syracuse has been pretty quiet the last few days while a few of the other cities have been slowly adding to their totals. Buffalo has been closing the gap on Syracuse which could play out big time in the NY Golden Snowball snow contest.

Stay Tuned because this snow race is far from being over. I just hope I am not counting snowflakes til the end of June ;) Have a Great Day All…

Syracuse, NY has taken over the top spot on the snow mountain and is now the snowiest Big city (pop – 100,000 or more)in the Country. The question now is seeing how the national snow contest is so close can Syracuse hold on to it? WTG Syracuse :)

Syracuse managed to just slip past Worcester, MA to take over the top spot but the snow contest is really close with at least a handful of cities still in the running for the bragging rights of snowiest big city in the country.

I’ll have to look back but I believe this is the first time that Syracuse has been able to climb all the way to the top of the snow mountain. Grand Rapids held on to the number 1 spot for a good part of the snow season. Erie, PA managed to reach the peak and held on to the lead for quite awhile until a snowball fight broke out between Worcester and Lowell, MA. Those two cities went back and forth at the top for a little while before Worcester managed to take control of the throne at the top of the mountain ;)

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Syracuse got a slow start to the 2014-2015 snow season and has been slowing inching their way to the top since around February. I have a feeling that we will still be seeing several more lead changes before one of the cities gets enough of a snow cushion to ride it out on the top of the mountain until the warm weather settles in for good. That should be sometime around June ;) Stay Tuned for another update later in the day!

Breaking news all over the place but unfortunately so far some of it’s unofficial. I’m still waiting for the Boston NWS to put out some new snow totals for Boston, Worcester and Lowell. I think it’s safe to say that Boston, Massachusetts broke their all-time seasonal snow record today though :)

The Boston National Weather Service did put out a graphic which I think we can count as official :)

Boston broke the old snowiest season on record of 107.6 inches of snowfall set back in the 1995-1996 snow season. The new record according to the NWS in Boston is now currently at 108.6 inches set just a little while ago today, 3/15/2015 for the 2014-2015 snow season. WTG BOSTON :)

Boston, MA Breaks Snowiest season record 2014-2015

Stay Tunedfor More Breaking News and again CONGRATULATIONS BOSTON!!!

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….

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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 ;)

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Updated 2/18 5:00 PM –
Right from the start I want to give a Big Thanks to Kim Buttrick from the Boston Weather Forecast Office in Taunton, MA for taking the time and helping me to clear things up. Not to mention taking the time to educate me on several things weather related. Thanks Kim, I can sleep again and I appreciate it ;) Kim is (CoOp) Co-operation Manager for the Boston Weather Forecast Office which handles the 3 cities from Massachusetts that are in the National snow contest and right now in the top 3 spots in the contest. Well of course by the time I ever get this typed that may change :(

OK, so I ended up doing something today that I said I wasn’t going to do and don’t normally do :( I have been seeing snow stat totals floating around for Lowell, MA and have for the last few days that didn’t match up with what we have posted. They also didn’t match up with what the National Weather Service is showing on their website. I see this all of the time and I am a pretty patient guy and normally just blow them off. I figured I would wait a day or two or three and see if maybe it was just a matter of the National Weather Service site being behind a bit. After all I’m sure they are pretty busy crunching numbers on their side after all of the storms they have been getting.

It finally got to the point where news organizations were putting out misinformation that Lowell was in first place and were the snowiest Big city in the US. Most of the news media and journalists that I know were holding off on doing a story about it. I also was seeing stuff like Lowell, MA ahead and confirmed going around but nothing about the source from the National Weather Service that confirmed it.

It was finally time to check it out and to see for myself if I could get something confirmed from the only source that can confirm it. That would be The NWS office that handles the statistics for Lowell so I made the call and happened to get Lucky. Like I mentioned above I was able to get in touch with the exact person that I needed to speak with which was Kim who was totally awesome at helping me straighten things out :)

Kim took the time to go through the snow stats that have been reported for Lowell were up to date as of 6:00 am this morning when the last measurements came in from the Cooperative Weather Observing Station. She also mentioned that they were getting calls there about Lowell being the snowiest big city in the US and was wondering why. I gave her a quick briefing of the probable why and Kim said she may put out a weather brief or statement or whatever she called it(I type slow :) ) to straighten things out about the rumors that have been going around.

Here is a statement or at least most of what I was able to write down fast enough from Kim who is the (CoOp) Co-operation Manager for the Boston Weather Forecast Office – As of 6:00 am this morning 2/18 100.8 inches of snow has been reported from an Official Weather Observing Station for Lowell, MA. Kim said that that is what Lowell has as of that time for the season.

I believe Kim also told me that the official measurements for Lowell come from the Water Treatment Plant there. Thanks once again Kim for taking the time to straighten things out and I hope your calls and emails stop too ;)

Once last thing! What really stood out from our conversation is how much Kim appreciates all of the work and time put in by the snow spotters that send reports in. She mentioned their dedication and brought up all of you snow spotters several time and nothing but praise. So if you ever fells discouraged for whatever reason keep in mind you are appreciated ;)

OK, it still comes down to the 3 cities which are Worcester, Lowell and Boston as of the earlier update are the Top 3 snowiest BIG cities (pop of 100,000 or more) in the country. WAY TO GO MASS!!!

Kim, feel free to contact me if I misquoted or have anything wrong here, Thanks!

A Big Thanks to Robert M. and Tim S. for your donations to the snow site today. I can’t say it enough how much they help me out and how much I appreciate you taking the time. Thanks Guys :

To Robert, tell your daughter I appreciate her sympathy on the situation with out Syracuse men’s basketball team ;) Oh, and don’t count Syracuse out just yet in the snow contest ;)

To Tim, my pleasure to help you out and I WILL do exactly what you said to do with the donation, cheers ;)
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Updated 2/11/15 10:00 am - I just wanted to give a heads up that with the storms hitting the North East US the last couple of weeks most likely there will be more cities being added to the National Snow Contest. I have been getting some emails and comments letting me know about cities that were previously not in the contest.

Keep in mind that there are I’m sure hundreds of cities with a population of 100,000 or more that do get snow. Not all of them can be added nor should they be added. That said with the unusual pattern we are in there are some new cities that have been getting pounded by snow and will most likely make the Top 25 list.

The problem right now for me is going to be trying to figure out most likely by calling some of the National Weather Service’s stations for each city to see if the snow stats are official or not. Soooo in other words it’s going to take some time to get the info and put it all together ;) I think until then we should keep everything as UNOFFICIAL for now :( OK, it’s not like it hasn’t always been like that I suppose ;)

IF YOU have or know of a city with a population of 100,000 or more as of the 2010 census that has enough snow right now to make it into the Top 30 snowiest cities on our list please feel free to help us out. Keep in mind that as good as the National Weather Service is Not all of the cities report the statistics for their snowfall. Thanks and Stay Tuned..
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I just updated the snow stats and switched it back to the current snow totals and what they should be on this date in the season. What stands out big time is that Both Worcester, Mass and Boston are both 50 plus inches over where they should be this time in the season. Pretty impressive IMO and WTG.

Almost all of the cities in the Top 25 are ever their normal (If there is such a thing) snowfall on the date this season. Syracuse, NY also stands out being the only city in the Top 10 snowiest cities in the country to be under their averages and they are under by more than a foot of snow.

Click Here for The New Top 25 Update

I added Manchester, New Hampshire to the contest today and with the way the storms are going there will be probably more to add. I had some suggestions to add a couple more cities but unfortunately I couldn’t come across any official snow stats on the National Weather Service website. Right now I am seeing a couple different totals for Manchester at the NOAA site and I will try and straighten out what is going on when I get a chance. That is why the question mark is there after their totals.

Have a Great Night Everyone ;)

I just wanted to give a big Thanks to Sandy R. for your donation to the snow site. It helps out a lot and I really appreciate. Thanks Sandy :)
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Updated 2/9 5:30 PM – The breaking news that I think some of were expecting did play out and as of the last update Worcester, Ma has taken the lead away from our good friends in Erie, Pa. The new Top 10 snowiest Big cities are posted but I’m still finishing updating the rest top 25 snowiest cities. WTG Worcester and more to come in a bit.

Worcester, Ma is also the 1st city to hit the 90 inch mark and they are in the 90 inch club but it has to be a boring club because they are alone right now ;)
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Updated 9 am 2/9/15 – Worcester continues to storm their way up the snow mountain and they seem to set set in a pattern right now and it’s a good one if you like snow. Worcester barely slipped past Buffalo, NY on the Golden Snow Globe snow mountain and are now back in the number 2 slot. Erie, Pa who has been camped out at the peak of the snow mountain may want to start taking down the tents and Please don’t forget this is a carry out mountain ;)

Erie, Pennsylvania, defending snow champs from last season are still the king of the mountain but their lead has been melted away to just 1.4 inches of snow. Looking at the Radar I think it’s looking pretty good right now that some time today we will have a new leader and my hunch is that it is going to be Worcester, Massachusetts ;)

The top 3 cities in the National snow contest are really close right now and I think this is going to be a battle right til the end of the season. Worcester has been a worthy competitor for several seasons but it will be tough holding onto the top spot if and more like when they take the 1st place slot. Even with Lake Erie pretty much frozen over (I’ll have to check on that) Erie, Pa and Buffalo, NY will still be piling up some more snow to add to their snowfall totals.

Don’t count out some of the other cities like Syracuse which moved into 4th place yesterday. They are know for their late season comebacks and I think this storm was the jump start they needed this season. Lake effect has been minimum for Syracuse and Rochester too this season. Grand Rapids isn’t through getting in the snowball fights and I’m sure it’s the same with South Bend too.

Not much being said about Boston, Mass but I think we have to include them in when talking about the snowiest city in the US this season with a population of 100,000 or more. These 3 storms in a row that I think hit in a matter of just two weeks have sledded Boston all the way up to the number 6 spot on the snow mountain. WTG Boston with 62.5 inches of snow so far and counting. OK, enough for now but STAY TUNED for the late date update. It should be really interesting to see if we have a new leader ;)
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Updated 2/9 130 AM -Worcester, Mass just updated their snow stats a little while ago and they are now also in the 80 inches of snow club along with Erie, Pa and Buffalo, NY. Buffalo normally doesn’t report until around 5am and when they do it will probably be a super close snow race. I think the question right now is which city will be in 2nd place in the morning? Stay tuned and Good Night ;)
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Updated 8 PM 2/8 – Buffalo, New York hit 80 inches of snow the last update. Only 2 cities are in the 80 inch club right now which are Erie, PA and Buffalo ;)
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This could be one of the biggest comebacks that I can remember since starting the National Snow Contest with Worcester, MA having a real shot at moving into the top spot on the snow mountain. I’m sure it’s probably getting old for the folks in some of the cities that seem to be in the snow pattern we are in and just keep getting pounded. BTW, no public school for you kids and teachers in Boston tomorrow and Tuesday, Whooo Hooo ;) Most likely Worcester and other parts of Mass but check with your local sites on that..

I just got an update in and Worcester isn’t reporting this time round. Boston did have new snow stats and managed to jump up another spot already. Boston, MA just passed Rochester, NY to move into 7th place in the national snow contest. I have a feeling they will be climbing up some more when all is said and done. WTG Boston ;)

Syracuse, NY, yes I can finally talk a little about my hometown also jumped up a spot sliding past Grand Rapids, Michigan to move into the 4th place spot. Syracuse really needs to cut into some of the lead from this snow storm or else they could be in trouble. Just remember that Syracuse’s nickname is the comeback city ;)

I am going to be posting a lot more right here in this post as the snow stats come in. WHAT IS IT DOING IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS. Feel free to post a comment right here and keep us all updated… Stay Tuned, this is going to be fun watching to see how all of the cities do.

Please drive safe and stay safe everyone and have an Awesome Night :)

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 ;)

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 ;)