It looks like this weekend Buffalo will have a chance to increase its lead in the race for this season's Golden Snowball which is awarded to a city in New York that gets the most snow during the Winter season.

This weekend it looks like parts of Western New York could get anywhere between 3-9 inches of snow, which is more snow likely in the Southern Tier. A "Winter Storm Watch" has been issued for much of Western New York starting tonight through tomorrow afternoon.


Currently, Buffalo has received 87.5 inches of snow which is about 3 inches more than the normal average for this time of the year.

Rochester is in 2nd place for the golden snowball with 77.8 inches of snow so far this Winter. Syracuse is in 3rd place with 62.7 inches followed by Binghamton with 51.8 inches of snow and Albany with 28.6 inches of snow.

Rochester was the golden snowball winner last year and it looks like they will not be repeat winners.

As of this post, Buffalo was number 1 overall for snowfall in the entire county as well. Buffalo is followed by Anchorage, Alaska, Rochester, Boulder, Colorado, and Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Syracuse is currently in 6th place in the country for most snowfall this Winter.

The Golden Snowball contest began in the 1970s and went into the 1990s before being shut down for a couple of years. It resurfaced in 2002 and has been a point of pride for New York towns since then.

The snow totals are based on how much snow each city's airport reports at the end of each day.

Buffalo last has won the golden snowball in 2019 when the city got around 118 inches of snow that Winter. Buffalo beat out both Syracuse and Rochester that year to win the Golden Snowball Award.

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