Will Caribou, Maine Overtake Binghamton, New York’s Snowfall Crown?
Full disclosure, I do not like winter, I do not like snow. Green eggs and ham, I do not know. Never tried them. Now that I got that out of my system, I am here to warn Binghamtonians that we are being snow threatened by Caribou, Maine.
Just what exactly is the threat? The threat is that they may be poised to overtake us for the top spot of most snowfall for the 2020-2021 winter season. According to the National Weather Service Eastern Region Facebook page, Binghamton has been on top of the list for quite some time, but currently only 5.8 inches separates us from Caribou.
As of March 23rd, The National Weather Service Eastern Region lists Binghamton on top for most snowfall this season at 100.1 inches, and Caribou in second at 94.3 inches. A normal season for Caribou is 108.6 and Binghamton is 83.4.
As the snow season winds down for much of the region, here is the latest look at the 2020-2021 seasonal totals with a comparison to the average full seasonal totals.
It's possible Caribou could see snow accumulations Friday through Sunday. Current temperature checks from the National Weather Service show us in the 50s and 60s Friday through Sunday, so I can't imagine we would see any snow, but I'm not Mother Nature, so I have no control.
Whether we liked or didn't like the fact that we received so much snow this season, if we had to go through the experience, and we did, we deserve to be on the top of the Eastern Region list.
As far as the Golden Snowball award is concerned, as of March 22nd, Binghamton is still on top with 28 inches over second place Buffalo. Unless there is a huge Nor'easter coming over Buffalo, I think we've got that award locked away.