The final sprint to “Snowiest City” honors has not been kind to Rochester. A recent lull in snowfall has allowed cities outside of New York to catch up. Anchorage, Alaska has been slowly adding small chunks to their seasonal total and are now within 4″ of catching Rochester for the title.
Perhaps more importantly, today’s snow, while insignificant in Rochester, was a big deal for Syracuse. They picked up more than half a foot of snow today alone. Syracuse is now within 5″ away from Rochester.
The race has become tight enough that a single storm could end up being the difference maker in who ends up coming out on top. For the moment, it’s still Rochester’s race to lose.
Chief Meteorologist Eric Snitil