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.
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.
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.
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.
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.