May 6, 2015 Sailing, Uncategorized, Weather, Yorktown

Ice Sailing



With the temperature approaching 80 and the sailing winds running 10 mph near Yorktown, Aaron and Patty Wozniak of suburban Buffalo compared the sail on the York River to an early fall snowstorm. “Seven feet fell in a 24-hour period,” Aaron recalled. “We were trapped. I opened the front door and took a picture since the snow was taller than me. I slowly dug a path out to the street. From there, the neighbors pitched in and we helped clear each other’s driveway so we could get to work and get on with our lives.” Patty added, “Three days later it was gone, melted. You could see the grass. We call it ‘Snow-vember.’” Once winter dug in, the American side of Niagara Falls froze over. “Water still ran underneath the ice, but it looked to be entirely frozen,” Aaron said. “The famous mist of Niagara Falls froze in the air, creating a winter wonderland. We went the entire month of February below freezing.”


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