Once again it is time for us weary Central New Yawkers to gird our loins with long underwear and venture out into the winter wonderland that surrounds us ... to scape that nasty white stuff from our roads and driveways.
So far this season we have received just over three feet of snow (37.5"), almost half of that in the last 24 hours. But we are 2.6" behind the City of Buffalo in the Golden Snowball Award for the snowiest Upstate NY City. Last year Syracuse came in first (like always) with 149.6" of total snowfall. That's over twelve feet.
The Golden Snowball Award is an annual masochistic contest whereby the Mayors of Syracuse, Rochester, Buffalo and Albany get the opportunity to crow and beat on their chests with frost bitten fists, celebrating forces of nature over which they exercise absolutely no control whatsoever. Oh yeah, good times.