The heavy wind from yesterday has opened up the western two-thirds of the lake. Right at Jewel, you can see where the ice meets the open water (with ice chunks here and there), stretching clear across the lake in a virtually straight line north to south across the lake. Some reports here and there of minor wind damage but we have not heard of anything major in the immediate Oneida Lake area other than power outages and downed trees. The ice piled up in Sylvan Beach is really not as bad as seen in years past, though we are not entirely out of the woods. I have to think the video shown on the local news was some sort of time-lapse sped up, they had the camera set up there for several hours, maybe they just captured the right moment. We have posted a few photos taken this morning from Sylvan Beach to our Instagram page. The news says the wind gusts on parts of the lake reached over 60mph yesterday, with some spots in the greater central New York region reaching over 70mph.
Looks like the daily highs will stay cool for another week with the first day over 50F coming next Thursday and 60s after that. Rob is going to be posting a quick video later today. We are all looking forward to some more reasonable weather.