Syracuse snowfall " Any records yet? What TMs next?

With sore backs and frustrated minds, let TMs recap how much snow Syracuse has received so far for this winter season and look ahead to the rest of the week. Officially, Hancock Airport received 13.4 of snow from the storm, with less to the north, but up to 2 feet or more of snow for sections south and southeast of Syracuse. It TMs been quite a snowy season in Syracuse and central New York, while even missing out on some big snowstorms that New York City and Boston received earlier in the season. Where do we stand for the season compared to normal and compared to records? Let TMs check:Snowiest Seasons1. 1992-93 - 192.12. 2000-01 - 191.93. 2003-04 - 181.34. 2010-11 - 173.55. 1995-96 - 170.96. 1991-92 - 166.97. 1993-94 - 163.88. 1989-90 - 162.09. 1977-78 - 161.210. 1970-71 - 157.2If we did not receive another flake of snow, the 2010-2011 season would be the fourth all time snowiest season since 1951. Syracuse is less than 20 away from the all time record set back in the winter of 1992-1993. The normal snowfall-to-date is 93.8 and the normal seasonal total for Syracuse is 121.1. From here on in, though, it is tougher and tougher to receive accumulating snow. If you include anticipated snowfall averages from today onward through May, Syracuse could anticipate another 18.8 of snow before the season is over. However, there is a HUGE caveat. March snowfalls have big swings. Syracuse has seen as much as 54.4 of snow but as little as a trace. April tends to average 4.8, but can receive as little as zero. Time will tell whether or not we get to the record.

How is the competition for New York State TMs top snowfall going? Let TMs check the latest from the Golden Snowball Award website. It TMs not even close, Syracuse is dominating the snow tally:

Golden Snowball Totals for the 2010 - 2011 Snowfall Season Updated 3/7/2011

GSB Cities

This Season

Normal Averageto Date

This Time Last Season

Normal Seasons Average

All Time Season Snowfall Record






192.1 inches( 1992 - 1993 )






161.7 inches( 1959 - 1960 )






134.0 inches( 1995 - 1996 )






199.4 inches( 1976 - 1977 )






112.5 inches( 1970 - 1971 )

In the immediate term, quiet weather is expect through the afternoon, tonight and Wednesday midday. Our next weather system will give central New York some snow, sleet and rain. My primary focus for the period between Wednesday night and Friday will be:1. How much initial snowfall our area gets before changing to rain.2. How much rainfall our area receives and its impacts on the flooding potential locally.3. Will rain finally end as snow Friday or will additional rain increase the flooding concern?I would definitely keep checking back on the forecast for especially Thursday through Friday as a combination of any steadier rain locally and snow melt could lead to localized flooding problems. Swollen rivers, streams, creeks, ponds, lakes and low-lying flood prone areas will be most susceptible to flooding late this week.

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