snow

March 2, 2014 - 8:39am
At a time of year when we most need it, sledding at Greyrock Farm gives us a reason to get some fresh air and reminds us of why winter in CNY can be great by combining the best of what this long, snowy season has to offer.

It has been said that Syracuse feels the snow in its bones.

Well, if that's the case, this winter -- which in my opinion has felt extra cold, extra snowy, and extra long -- might prove why snow and ice are part of our collective CNY DNA.

And perhaps it's this biological condition, this genetic disposition which gives Central New Yorkers that admirable and insane winter fortitude -- something we all rightfully take great pride in, by the way.

February 9, 2012 - 6:27pm
Mittens, scarves and down jackets remain stashed away on many days as Syracuse experiences an atypically mild winter.

This winter is, thus far, Syracuse's fourth warmest since 1902. And following last year's nearly record-setting winter for snowfall, the total this year in Syracuse is almost 12 feet less than at this time in February, according to the National Weather Service.

January 27, 2012 - 1:57pm
Snowfall levels this year are nearly half of what they typically are.

Steve Bukolt walked to his business class on Thursday clad in a sweatshirt and jeans – unusual attire for the heart of January. 

The outside temperature was hovering around 41 degrees, and that was, surprisingly, a tad cooler than earlier in the week.

Bukolt, a senior accounting major and Buffalo native, said his walk to class has been pleasant so far this year.

“I live on Ackerman, so the commute has been better than in the past,” he said.

March 7, 2011 - 11:48am
More than a foot of snow in the past day gives SU students and staffers the day off.

Three words made it official.

“All Classes Cancelled.”

An e-mail from Syracuse University to its students, faculty and staff around 9 a.m. Monday announced the first full school closure since 1993.

“I can’t think of a particular time when there was this much snow all at one time,” SU political science graduate student Heather Pincock said.

After shoveling the front walkway for an hour and a half, Pincock then tackled the challenge of trying to move her car.

December 8, 2010 - 6:21pm
A Syracuse newcomer reflects on the snowfall that shows no signs of stopping.

New England weather is moody. Growing up in southwestern Connecticut, I saw times when it was warm in winter months and freezing cold in spring and summer.

Three years ago my family moved to Long Island, and in December 2009, there was a substantial blizzard where up to 26 inches of snow struck the ground, according to Newsday. It was unexpected, and it was a necessity to cozy up under blankets and have a nice cup of hot chocolate.

December 5, 2009 - 10:58pm
The beginning of December and barely a sniff of snow in Syracuse. The basketball team is ranked in the top 10 and the football season continues again without the Orange. Deck the halls with boughs of holly.

Syracuse residents milled around Saturday afternoon staring at the gray skies, wondering why it was snowing in Pennsylvania and not in the Onondaga County. Beggars should not be choosers—just sit back and enjoy the hot Orange basketball team, 101-50 winners over visiting Maine.

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