It is counter intuitive but shorter, warmer winters bring intense cold snaps. These strain everything from railroad tracks to our energy bills. As we heat more, further CO2 is emitted, worsening the greenhouse effect.
The weather around the finger lakes has been pretty mild so far, with temperatures mostly in the thirties and some forties with little precipitation. However, this might change with the anticipated coming of the polar vortex. One struck last year and produced three consecutive nor’easters along the east coast.
I traveled around the finger lakes in December where there were light patches of snow scattered about the countryside. Here are some of my highlight photos.