Upstate/Eastern New York-Pattern Change Vs Tughill Curse? in Upstate New York/Pennsylvania Posted January 14 Grim discussion in the long range from Binghamton: Our region continues to see a lack arctic high pressure systems overall. These high pressure systems would have the potential to shift the storm track further south, more favorably for snow. The MJO looks to move into phases 2 and 3 which promote warmer temperatures in mid to late January and storm tracks from the southwest into the Great Lakes similar to this upcoming week. So the possibility of the least snowiest January on record at Binghamton (current snow 0.4 and the record 6.8 inches in 1973) continues to be very real.