Top U.S. "Snow Globe" Cities

Snowy sunrise 

I took this picture at sunrise, between Boston and Springfield, Massachusetts. Traveling with Bill enabled me to see many places and varied winter weather. It is interesting to see how different areas of the country handle snow and ice (more on that in future posts). 

With such a brutal winter for 2013-2014, there has been much talk of snowfall records. Some cities have broken their record snowfall totals or set new ones. Snow fell in cities that were not prepared to handle it.

“The Golden Snow Globe” has been keeping track of snowfalls in U.S. cities. What started as a competition between meteorologists in New York state is now a national contest. The site updates totals around the nation as snow falls, and have listed the top twenty five cities for snow this winter. You can find more information on their website.

Currently, the top cities and totals are:
1. Erie, PA…130.4″
2. Syracuse, NY…128.4″
3. Buffalo, NY…120.6″
4. Grand Rapids, MI…112.6″
5. Rochester, NY…102.6″
6. Billings, MT…95.2″
7. Ann Arbor, MI…92.2″
8. Detroit, MI…90.7″
9. Toledo, OH…84.8″
10. Flint, MI…81.8″
11. Worcester, MA…81.2″
12. Chicago, IL…79.1″ 
13. Cleveland, OH…77.0″
14. Ft. Wayne, IN…72.2″
15. Lansing, MI…68.2″
16. Allentown, PA…66.9″
17. Green Bay, WI…65.2″ 
18. Akron, OH…64.5″ 
19. Philadelphia, PA…62.9″
20. Milwaukee, WI…62.5″
21. Pittsburg, PA…61.6″
22. Newark, NJ…60.7″
23. Minneapolis, MN…58.4″
24. New York, NY…57.4″
25. Boston, MA…57.1″

Amazing, isn’t it? Winter isn’t over yet! These totals are very likely to change.

16 thoughts on “Top U.S. "Snow Globe" Cities

  1. I checked out that link after you posted it in your comment on my personal blog. Okay, I'll stop complaining now. LOL. Though I don't know what our total accumulation has been…too much! 🙂


  2. That is one of the most interesting things! I am so glad you posted these total. Used to be Buffalo had the highest amount I THINK I remember. It has been surpassed!
    I will go right to that link. xox


  3. I did as a kid, many moons ago. I like the change of the seasons too much to live too far south. I have to say, Texas drivers are a bit too fast and “wild”, in general. Road rage isn't a good thing, especially on ice.
    (I am basing this on several things that I witnessed.)


  4. oh my! I don't know if we even bother to keep track at all up here.
    I think I saw a report that said if we got over 20 cm this week, it would put us over the 200 cm mark thus far this winter. Although — that doesn't sound like enough according to the size of my snow banks.


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