As 2014 winds down we have been blessed with mild temperatures and very little snow here in Central New York. Unlike our neighbors to the north in the snow belt to the east of Lake Ontario and also west of Buffalo as of Jan 5th we are still mostly snow free enabling me to get up for some end of season flying in the Cessna.
High pressure on Dec 26th brought us sunny skies though there was some haze in the air.
Syracuse, NY from the south at 5,500'
Looking west across 5 of the 11 Finger Lakes.
A flock of Snow Geese were disturbed as I passed Skaneateles Lake.
As I moved away they settled back down onto the water.
Skaneateles Airport and Skaneateles Lake beyond.
On Dec 30th we had a couple inches of snow. Temperatures were in the low 20's with light NW winds at the surface.
I flew west past Skaneateles towards the next area of clouds and snow moving in from the west.
Auburn, NY with sunlight reflecting off Cayuga Lake and snow showers beyond.
Sun rays reflecting of Owasco Lake south of Auburn.
Looking south over Otisco and Skaneateles Lakes.
Marcellus Airport with my airplanes' tracks from the hangar to the sky...