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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Current Winter Weather Advisory End Moved Up to Wednesday Morning

From 19F in the early morning, the North End of the Lake zoomed up to 40F by mid- and late afternoon with no significant snow accumulation. The South End made it to 35F. Not quite as cold overnight tonight with lows in the 20s instead of the teens. The end of the current Tuesday-Wednesday Winter Weather Advisory has been moved up to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday morning by the NWS.

Monday, January 30, 2017

3 to 6 Inches of Snow Tuesday and Wednesday; Temps in Teens Tonight

Urgent - Winter Weather message from the National Weather Service Buffalo NY - 650 PM EST Mon Jan 30 2017 - Wyoming and Southern Erie including the cities of Warsaw, Orchard Park, and Springville - 650 PM EST Mon Jan 30 2017 ... Winter Weather advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Tuesday to 4 PM EST Wednesday ... 
* Locations ... Southern Erie and Wyoming counties. * Timing ... From Early Tuesday afternoon through late Wednesday after-noon. * Hazards...Snow. 
* Accumulations...Up to 2 inches Tuesday...1 to 2 inches Tuesday night...And 1 to 2 inches Wednesday ... Leading to storm totals of 3 to 6 inches. * Winds ... West 10 to 20 mph. 
 * Impacts ... A period of Snow will produce Poor driving conditions resulting from Low visibilities and Snow covered Roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather advisory is normally issued for a variety of Winter Weather conditions such as Light Snow, blowing Snow, sleet, freezing Rain and wind chills. While the Weather will be significant, the word advisory implies that severe Winter Weather is not anticipated. 

Even Now . . . Think Spring
. . . and Sailing

This Facebook website -- https://www.facebook.com/SilverLakeSC/ -- will be the official page for the Silver Lake Sailing Club, a sub-committee of the Silver Lake Association. Based out of Silver Lake in Wyoming County NY, the Club is just getting their Facebook page launched, but the Club hopes that soon it will be a place to share pictures, network, and promote sailing on Silver Lake.

On Sept. 19, the SLSC had an informal meeting to wrap up the 2016 sailing season. Here is an overview of what was discussed.
1. Next meeting scheduled for March. Location/time TBD.
2. Jim Aker offered to put together some resources to help new sailors get up to speed on the rules of sailing, racing and water safety.
3. Come Spring, we are aiming for Saturdays at 10 am each week as our target time to get on the water for group sailing each weekend. Wednesdays at 6 pm each week, weather permitting, will be our target for an evening sail during the week.
4. SLSC events welcome sailboats of all classes. (Get those sailfishes dusted off and out on the water!). A handicap system will be used so that all classes can race together.
5. SLSC t-shirts with the new logo are now available from Jim Aker. You can message him through the Facebook page.

A Welcome Sight in the Eastern Sky

7:45 a.m. Monday . . . Courtesy Silver Lake Marine
By 10:30 a.m., the clouds had taken over and we were experiencing light snow flurries. By 12:30 p.m., the Sun was victorious in its return. Temperatures this evening were dropping under 20F.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Inspiration from Downstate

Our thanks to Silver Laker Nancy Culley for this beautiful photo of First Presbyterian Church in the City of New York. I assume that amongst all that beauty, God probably took most note of the red sign in center front--"Refugees Welcome," much like Mayor Bloomberg told the msnbc audience just a few days ago. Another caption also came with the photo and it said, "No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here!" (Hashtag: Godsloveisforall) Thanks again Nancy, this really made my day!

Day 4 of the 4-Day Storm has a Few Hours Remaining, to End at 2 pm Today

The Saturday-to-Sunday overnight brought what appears to be another inch, possibly two, in the mid-to-eastern sections of Wyoming County including Silver Lake. The National Weather Service made news during this 4-day Lake Effect event by helping us understand the basic difference between the mountains of "Southwestern Wyoming County" versus the basic lowlands of the rest of the County. One was measuring snow in feet while the other was easily measuring snow in just a few inches. Then, without warning, the NWS went back to using "Wyoming County" interchangeably with the County's southwestern corner which spoiled its reporting accuracy--at least for that reporting period of time.

Again today, as has been happening during most of the 4-day Lake Effect event, Silver Lake is looking at a ground cover of just a few inches while snowfall is occasional but minimal with little or no accumulation. By mid afternoon, most of it should be finished, leaving only Tuesday through Wednesday for the next snow event.

The current (9:06 a.m.) temperature at the South End of Silver Lake is 22F while the North End sits at 26F.

Keeping Tabs on Winter Readership

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Day 3, Saturday, of 4-day Lake Effect Event Ends Colder with West, NW Wyoming Getting Most Snow

Silver Lake experienced relatively light snow throughout the afternoon with minimal accumulation while heavy snow bands moved northward from Southwestern Wyoming County up the County line into Erie and Genesee. By late this evening, heavy snow had returned to the West and Southwestern areas of Wyoming County. This is the current radar picture (11 p.m.):

National Weather Service Buffalo NY
1033 PM EST Sat Jan 28 2017

A BAND OF LAKE 
EFFECT SNOW WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN WYOMING ... CENTRAL ERIE 
AND GENESEE COUNTIES ... AT 729 PM EST, A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW 
PRODUCING SNOW FALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WAS DEVELOPING

Mother Nature Compromises, Sends
2 inches of Snow to 'Wyoming County';

You know it's a slow news day or even a slow news week when we have time to debate the grammar of the National Weather Service in Buffalo. Win, lose, or draw, the upper two-thirds of Wyoming County which includes Silver Lake received a very manageable two inches of snow overnight (Friday into Saturday). This gives the majority of Wyoming County an on-going total of two-and-one-half (2 1/2) inches at the halfway point of this current four-day Lake Effect event. A very light snow continues to fall around the northern section of Silver Lake during the mid-morning hours. No word on the snow total so far of our "Southwestern Wyoming County" because most of that snow activity shifted to the Northwest in Wyoming County overnight as can be seen on the radar below.

SYNOPSIS: Colder air will bring more typical midwinter conditions through the weekend and much of next week, with significant lake snows east of the Lake [Erie] continuing this weekend.

UPDATE: The sun made several appearances during the late morning hours of Saturday.

Your Forecasting is Good, NWS, But your English Skills are Not So Good

The National Weather Service at Buffalo just released their latest Weather Statement, arriving here at 12:15 a.m. Earlier today, they made it very clear about the distinctions between "Wyoming County" and "Southwestern Wyoming County." One area got no new snow all day today (Wyoming County) and the other was getting up to 2 inches per hour (Southwestern Wyoming County). That's what makes this latest forecast so disappointing because the NWS neglected the distinction between areas of no snow and "heavy lake effect snow." This latest forecast says nothing about Southwestern Wyoming County (the heavy snow area of today), but erroneously states, "HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT WYOMING..." Only the Southwestern area of Wyoming continued to experience heavy snow today; the rest of us in the upper 2/3 of the county saw NO snow--so how could no snow continue "at up to 2 inches per hour"? Either the forecast is about to change and we will be getting up to 2 inches an hour overnight, or the NWS' phrase "will continue to affect..." us is simply sloppy reporting.

So as fellow members of the upper two-thirds of Wyoming County, what do you think for tonight? Will we have heavy lake effect or will we have no snow? We're left to guess, but please note the addition of "Perry and Warsaw" in this latest statement.  :-)  Here is their full Weather Statement:

Weather Updated: Jan 27 11:40PM
Issued by the National Weather Service

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 12:45AM EST SAT ... HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT WYOMING ... NORTHERN CATTARAUGUS ... SOUTHERN ERIE ... NORTHEASTERN CHAUTAUQUA AND NORTHWESTERN ALLEGANY COUNTIES ... AT 1132 PM EST, BANDS OF HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW PRODUCING SNOW FALL RATES OF UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR EXTENDED ALONG AND SOUTH OF HAMBURG TO WARSAW LINE, AND NORTH OF A BROCTON TO HOUGHTON LINE. THESE LAKE SNOWS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY ACROSS THIS SAME AREA THROUGH AT LEAST 2 AM. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... DUNKIRK, FREDONIA, HAMBURG, LETCHWORTH STATE PARK, EVANS, BOSTON, EDEN, SPRINGVILLE, PERRY AND WARSAW

Friday, January 27, 2017

Day 2, Friday, is Another Snowless Day for Silver Lake; South and Southwest End of County has been Getting Hit

Northern and Central Wyoming County has been barely touched by the half-way point in this 4-Day Lake Effect Snow Event. Because of that, it is clear that they are having trouble predicting the wind direction from day to day. The National Weather Service is regularly stating the Weather Warnings are for "Wyoming County" but then, only after emphasizing the whole county, do they slightly backstep and say that the real concentrations of snow will be in "the Southwest corner of Wyoming County." It's too bad they couldn't say that at first, and then mention the less likely location for snow as being the "possibility of the rest of Wyoming County." Whatever the reason for this pattern of forecasting, the NWS has now issued this new weather statement:

Weather Updated: Jan 27 5:14PM
Issued by the National Weather Service

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 6:30 PM EST FRI ... A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT SOUTHERN WYOMING ... NORTHERN CATTARAUGUS...SOUTHERN ERIE ... SOUTHWESTERN LIVINGSTON ... CENTRAL CHAU-TAUQUA AND NORTHERN ALLEGANY COUNTIES ... AT 507 PM EST, A BAND OF LAKE EFFECT SNOW PRODUCING SNOW FALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL REMAIN NEARLY STATIONARY THROUGH THIS EVENING THEN DRIFT NORTHWARD INTO EXTREME SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY TONIGHT.

Day 2, Friday, Begins Cloudy, Turns Sunny with Occasional Clouds by 9 am

Imagine my surprise when I could see dust from the other side of my living room . . . no, not because there was that much of it, but rather the brightness of the sun allowed me to see things I hadn't seen in days. This past hour of bright sun with partial clouds occasionally crossing the sunbeams is marking the early start to Day 2 (Friday) of our so-far-beautiful 4-day snow storm. Speaking of the sun finally providing enough light to see things, perhaps too well, it's time to revise that "1 Inch of Snow" from yesterday afternoon. There is definitely not 1 inch of snow anywhere I am looking this morning. This may have been created by the initial precipitation being rain and causing somewhat of a snow melt even during the first snow of the 4-day storm. According to the outdoor flags, there is a steady breeze today with a North End temp of 35 and a South End temp of 29 (at 10:50 a.m.).

After 90 minutes of sun it appears that the clouds of the Eastern Sky have now taken over. To see PICTURES of the sun battling with the clouds, click on the "Read More" link just slightly below . . .

Day 1, Thursday, 1/2" Afternoon Snow; Nothing Overnight at Lake North End

The North End of Silver Lake received about 1 inch of snow (revised to 1/2" because of melting while falling) during the later afternoon hours but travel remained unhampered. The snow had stopped by 5:30 p.m. and hasn't snowed again since then and it is now 6:38 a.m. Friday. We now set our sights on the forecasted precipitation of Day 2 (Friday). Anyone near the South End of the Lake is welcome to submit a generalized report of their observations, so we might compare any differences in snowfall: blog@silverlakeinstitute.org.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Something to Read . . .
While being "Snowed In" . . . :-)


Post Request by: Kellie Milhollen, Administrative Assistant, Perry First United Methodist Church, 35 Covington Street, Perry, NY 14530; (585) 237-5369

---> Click "Read More" for more information
AND a direct link to this project at Houghton College.

Rushing to Stock the House for 4-Day Storm; then, the Waiting Game

For most of us around Silver Lake, this winter has been a waiting game . . . reading forecasts of blinding snow and many inches of it. It has also been a winter that never seemed to live up to the forecasters' promises--which is good. It's been a relatively mild winter--so far. Again we are faced with an amazing forecast describing the next four days as a deluge of snow, wind, bad visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

With such a manifest forecast over the spread of four days, it seems almost impossible that we would not get substantially hit, so again we make our many preparations "before Thursday afternoon" in hopes that once again the forecasters really do mean "Southwest corner of Wyoming County" as opposed to their more numerous ruminations of "Wyoming County." The sun is shining this Thursday morning as I write this, but I have no gut feeling about the next four days.

My street and driveway are clear since the melting snow continues. There's enough food in the house, my heat works without the use of electricity, and I've got no where to go, so time to play the waiting game . . . see you on the other side . . . . For those of you living out of town during the winter season, I will continue to report what I see and experience for your chuckling pleasure.  GF

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Lake Effect Snow Warning
Issued Late this Afternoon for
Thursday through Sunday Storm

Weather Updated: Jan 25 4:01PM -- Issued by the National Weather Service 

LAKE EFFECT SNOW WARNING FROM 1 PM EST THU UNTIL 7 PM EST SUN THE LAKE EFFECT SNOW WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. 

* LOCATIONS ... SOUTHERN ERIE ... WYOMING ... CHAUTAUQUA ... AND CATTARAUGUS COUNTIES. GREATEST SNOW AMOUNTS EXPECTED TO FOCUS ON THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE CHAUTAUQUA RIDGE...BOSTON HILLS... AND SOUTHWEST WYOMING COUNTY. 

* TIMING ... FROM EARLY THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY EVENING. 

* ACCUMULATIONS ... UP TO 2 INCHES THURSDAY AFTERNOON ... 3 TO 5 INCHES THURSDAY NIGHT ... 4 TO 7 INCHES FRIDAY...AND ONE TO TWO FEET FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO STORM TOTALS OF MORE THAN 2 FEET IN THE AREAS OF MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. 
* WINDS...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. 
* VISIBILITIES UNDER A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. 
* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE MID 30S THURSDAY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S THURSDAY NIGHT. HIGHS AROUND 30 FRIDAY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGHS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WILL BE IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. 
* IMPACTS ... PERIODS OF HEAVY LAKE EFFECT SNOW WILL PRODUCE VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL AT TIMES WITH POOR VISIBILITY AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. THIS WILL BE A LONG LASTING EVENT ... WITH SEVERAL DAYS OF DIFFICULT TRAVEL CONDITIONS. 

Snow: Winter Returns!

40 degrees F at 2:20 pm -- 36 degrees F at 11:30 am

4-Day Lake Effect Storm, from Thursday to Sunday, May or May
Not Hit all of Wyoming County

Lake Effect Snow Watch   +
Event Start: Thu 11:00 AM-
Event End: Sun 2:00 PM

Urgent - Winter Weather message - National Weather Service
Buffalo NY - 340 AM EST Wed Jan 25 2017 Wyoming-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus-Southern Erie- including the
cities of...Warsaw...Jamestown...Olean... Orchard Park...Spring-
ville 340 AM EST Wed Jan 25 2017 ...Lake effect Snow watch in effect from thursday afternoon thru
Sunday evening... The National Weather Service in Buffalo has
issued a Lake effect Snow watch...Which is in effect from thurs-
day afternoon through Sunday evening. * Locations...Southern Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua, and Cattar-
augus counties. Greatest Snow amounts expected to focus on
the higher terrain of the Chautauqua Ridge, Boston Hills, and
SouthWest Wyoming County. * Timing...From late thursday afternoon through Early Sunday
evening. * Accumulations...Four Day storm totals May exceed 2 feet in
the most persistent Lake snows.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Silver Lake Receives 2 Inches of
Un-blown Snow Overnight; 3 More Inches with 'Trace of Ice' on the Way

CURRENT CONDITIONS -- Light Snow accumulating (12:30 pm EST)
Urgent - Winter Weather message from National Weather Service
Buffalo NY - 619 AM EST Tue Jan 24 2017 Monroe-Wayne-Genesee-Wyoming-Livingston-Ontario-Cattaraugus-
Allegany- including the cities of...Rochester...Newark...Batavia...
Warsaw... Geneseo...Canandaigua...Olean...Wellsville 619 AM EST
Tue Jan 24 2017. Winter Weather advisory remains in effect until
7 PM EST this evening...
* Locations...The Genesee Valley and Northern Finger Lakes...Includ-
ing Interior portions of the Western Southern tier. * Timing...Through Early this evening. * Hazards...Snow...Mixed with patchy sleet and freezing Rain South of
Lake Ontario. * Accumulations...1 to 3 inches of Snow today... With a Trace of Ice
accumulation. * Winds...North 10 to 15 mph. * Visibilities...As Low as a mile at times. * Temperatures...Highs in the lower 30s today. Around 30 tonight. * Impacts...Wet Snow...With patchy sleet and freezing Rain will Result
in slushy and Slick travel conditions. Allow Extra Time for the morning
commute.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Winter Weather Advisory
Wyoming County

Weather Updated: Jan 23 3:42AM
Issued by the National Weather Service

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FROM 4PM EST MON UNTIL 10AM EST TUE ... WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS...WYOMING COUNTY. * TIMING...RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE TUESDAY MORNING. * HAZARDS ... SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS ... 3 TO 6 INCHES TONIGHT AND AN INCH OR LESS TUESDAY...LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES. * WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * VISIBILITIES...AS LOW AS A HALF MILE AT TIMES. * TEMPERATURES...AROUND 40 THIS AFTERNOON. LOWS AROUND 30 TONIGHT. AROUND 30 TUESDAY. * IMPACTS...WET SNOW WILL RESULT IN SLICK TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Severe Weather Alert:
Winter Storm Watch, Wyoming County

Issued by the National Weather Service

WINTER STORM WATCH FROM 4PM EST MON UNTIL 1PM EST TUE ... WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * LOCATIONS ... WYOMING ... LIVINGSTON ... ONTARIO ... AND ALLEGANY COUNTIES. * TIMING...FROM LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * HAZARDS ...

Enjoy Your Relatively Mild Sunday

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Stoody Slated for New Paint, Fans

Both the outside and inside of Stoody Hall has been slated for a new coat of paint and other touches of upgrading. On the inside, the top 2/3 of the wall will be an antique yellow with a chair rail and bottom third being natural wood. Two of the ceiling lights will be converted into combination ceiling fans with light units on them. This will help to increase air circulation while maintaining the level of light. The hope is that Stoody could be done in plenty of time for the season-opening breakfast.

Epworth's New Sound System
To be in Place for 2017 Season

The new sound system for Epworth Hall has been purchased and some components have already arrived. The plan is to have the system installed and ready for use in time for this year's 145th Season. The new system will be a permanent installation but will also be under lock and key to protect the investment that so many contributed to last season. Good friend of Epworth Hall, Eric Kelly is the project manager.

The Epworth roof is in desperate need of replacement. The last roof installed had its longevity warranty nullified because of inadequate venting. The original vents were opened up in time for the 2016 Season by Craig Bateman and crew, and the result was notable this past season. There will be opportunities to raise additional funds this year and it is the hope of the Institute leadership team that the roof replacement can be accomplished by year's end.

500,000 in D.C., 100s-of-1000s in Women's Marches Across the Country; Marches Occurring Around the World

By 2:30 pm, the Marches across the country have set a historical precedent and as of this time, President Trump has yet to acknowledge the crowds or make political hay of them; he appears to be ignoring the large numbers. Jamie Lee Curtis -- These are not anti-Trump marches. Rather they are Pro-Women and Pro-Rights marches and those marching are stating that they will be watching the new Administration's approach to civil rights and specifically for women. Michael Moore -- We are here to stop the "Trump Carnage." Other speakers have objected to the narrow and "dark" nature of the President's post-inaugural speeches. Some have indicated they are a revival of the Democratic Party, which would not be an applicable rationale for the marches outside of the U.S.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Weather Alert for Wyoming County

Issued by the National Weather Service
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 4AM EST SAT ...AREAS OF DENSE FOG OVERNIGHT... AREAS OF DENSE FOG WILL DEVELOP THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. VISIBILITIES WILL BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO SLOW DOWN, USE LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS, AND KEEP A SAFE FOLLOWING DISTANCE FROM THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU. CONSIDER ALLOWING EXTRA TIME TO REACH YOUR DESTINATION.

S/L Institute and Asbury Retreats Experiencing Renaissance in Participation, Popularity

2015 Silver Lake Experience Planning Committee

There's no vacation for this hard working group who have worked together for 3 1/2 years. In just 6 more months, this group will be presenting the second biennial Silver Lake Experience this August 10-13, 2017. Included in this group are the leadership teams of the Silver Lake Institute and the Asbury Camp & Retreat Center, under the coordination of Committee chair, Kathy Schaefer. This Committee and its "Silver Lake Experience," a mini-Chautauqua event, plays a significant role in the current Renaissance of the Silver Lake Institute and Asbury Retreat Center. 

Others who contribute to this Renaissance include the Institute's Program Committee, responsible for the concert series on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Another contributor is the Hoag Art Studio shows that occur weekly right next to our waterfront. The Institute community has been strengthened through the experience of our Saturday morning breakfasts, Wednesday evening Dessert on the Dock, and our Long-Range Planning Committee has revitalized our grounds with such projects as the Heritage Walkway and Institute Welcome signs. We should be proud to be a part of the Silver Lake Institute and the work it provides to our area and to Western New York.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SLI Handbook Update on Planning Committee's 2017 Calendar

This past summer season, the Long-Range Planning Committee agreed to take on the project of updating and revising the Silver Lake Institute's Handbook. This is the rule book with which residents of SLI agree to live together when they first purchase, inherit, or rent property on the grounds of the Institute. Many parts of its contents are considered valuable since many of the SLI cottages are situated very close together. The Legal Committee has agreed to accept their generous offer.

Members of the Committee have already prepared new historical paragraphs as background information to be included in the Handbook. An Institute history was written by Don Weaver, and an architectural history was written by Nancy Culley Sellar. Initially, committee chair Bob Cook, hopes it will be possible to complete the update suggestions for the Board of Trustees by the end of this upcoming summer season.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017




SILVER LAKE NEWS . blog
Reader and Visitor Activity for the Most Recent 8-Day Period

Monday, January 16, 2017

Freezing Rain Advisory
Issued by the National Weather Service
FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FROM 8PM EST MON UNTIL 10AM EST TUE ... FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY ... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY ... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM EST TUESDAY. * LOCATIONS...WESTERN SOUTHERN TIER, AND THE NIAGARA FRONTIER. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

At Noon Today, Sunday, the month of January is One-Half Over

For those who love winter sports and winter holidays, the news of January being half over already does not seem like good news at all. Whereas those who eagerly look forward to Spring breezes and newly flowering trees, shrubs, and Spring flowers, are caught pleasantly by surprise and discover a new sense of hope for warmer times.

The Silver Lake Experience 2017 will be ready for their second all-out event August 10-13 whether or not the winter seems to move any faster or slower than usual. Planning is on schedule and it is hoped everyone already has their 2017 calendars marked for these four very special days in the life of the Lake community and our neighbors and friends throughout Western New York.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

'The Times they are a-Changin'; Ringling Bros. Circus to Close

AP/ABC Headline -- After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.






Thursday, January 12, 2017

Big Snow Meltdown Taking Place at Silver Lake Today; Hi 52, Lo 23

The only remaining evidence of snow are those areas where a snow plow has pushed snow from other areas into an exaggerated pile. Some of those piles continue to exist. The streets, lawns, and gardens are totally free of snow. It has been a very rapid meltdown even with the temperature hovering at 45 at 4 pm.

'Tours' is Now in Final Draft Form; Author Seeks Readers Input

The "History of the Institute" as can be seen by clicking the Tab of the same name in the Menu/Site Map, will deliver you to a sight not yet completed and awaiting additional input. (Anyone have any old Trustee Meeting Minutes from the last 50 years?) Its author is wondering whether some or all of the historical information included in the "Tours" should be withdrawn from "Tours" and placed in the "History of the Institute" (or kept in both sections). Both "History of the Institute" and "Tours" have their own buttons or tabs in the beginning Menu/Site Map right below ABC Headlines.

The current plan is also to fill in the "History of the Institute" with material found in the "Maps & Essays" section of the Menu, crediting those authors, of course. Anyone wishing to submit a historical paragraph or more should feel free to do so. Anyone wishing to attempt to correct current information should do so. Use either the comment section below or my personal email: greg.franklin.perry.ny@gmail.com.

Dense Fog Warning Discontinued;
River Flood Warning for Wyoming

Issued by the National Weather Service
RIVER FLOOD WARNING FROM 7PM EST THU UNTIL 1AM EST FRI THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WARNING FOR THE BUFFALO CREEK NEAR GARDENVILLE * FROM THIS EVENING TO LATE TONIGHT. * AT 10 AM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 4.8 FEET AND RISING. * FLOOD STAGE IS 7.0 FEET. * MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO NEAR FLOOD STAGE THIS EVENING. * FORECAST...THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FLOOD STAGE THIS EVENING AND CREST NEAR 7.0 FEET THIS EVENING. * IMPACT...AT 7.0 FEET...FLOOD STAGE, MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE ALONG THE LOW LYING AREAS NEXT TO BUFFALO CREEK, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE FARM FIELDS DOWNSTREAM FROM UNION ROAD.

Every 100 Years, or so, We Get a Trustee Group Picture

2011 Trustees
Pictured from left to right: Ken Hennig, Don Meyer, Bob Cook, Pete Mairs, Bill Schaefer, Julie Hoffner, Mike Turner, Joe Szwaczkowski, Lance Seeber, Rodney Jones, Jim Blythe, and Greg Franklin. Not Shown: Roger Covell, Lisa Schiske,  Don Weaver, Jerry Kelly, and George Battaglia. Photo by Sarah Clark. 


1908 Trustees

Editor's Note:  It appears an updated photo would be appropriate.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two Deaths, Friday and Sunday;
Details on Obituaries Page

  • Fred Wilson, Surrounded by Family, Died Sunday, January 8th, in VA
  • (The Rev.) Susan Nowicki, 60, died Friday, January 6th; Service in the Spring

Flood Watch for Wyoming County Thursday Morn through Friday Eve; High WInd Warning Overnight Tuesday

Weather Updated: Jan 10 5:57PM
Issued by the National Weather Service
FLOOD WATCH FROM 7AM EST THU UNTIL 7PM EST FRI ... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF WESTERN NEW YORK ... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES ... NORTHERN ERIE ... SOUTHERN ERIE AND WYOMING. * FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. * MUCH WARMER TEMPERATURES AND A PROLONGED PERIOD OF RAIN WILL MELT THE SNOWPACK IN PLACE ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK, RESULTING IN A SUBSTANTIAL RISE IN AREA CREEKS AND STREAMS. ADDITIONALLY, ICE COVER ON THE WATERWAYS WILL LIFT AND FLOW WITH THE RISING WATERS AND WILL EXHIBIT A RISK OF ICE JAMMING AT ANY POINT ALONG THE CREEKS AND STREAMS. THE ICE JAMS WILL PRESENT A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF FLOODING DANGER DURING THIS PERIOD. PRECAUTIONARY / PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP. 

Issued by the National Weather Service
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST WEDNESDAY. THE WIND ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * LOCATIONS...WYOMING COUNTY

Tax, Water Bills Due by Month's End

Just a friendly reminder that County of Wyoming and Town of Castile Tax Bills are due for payment without penalty by January 31. Also, the quarterly Water Bill is also due for payment by January 31. Payments can be made in person at the Castile Government Center, 53 N. Main St., Castile, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Payments can also be made by check, draft, or money order payable to Castile Tax Collector, PO Box 179, Castile, NY 14427. Questions can be directed to (585) 493-2233 ext. 1000.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

These photos were taken at 12:40 pm on Sunday, 1-8-17, showing blue skies and sunshine at the south end of the Lake (right), while the north end of the Lake was squalling with limited visibility (left). Normally the left photo would be showing the tree line of the west shore in the background. The humorous part of this "squalls with limited visibility, clear, then bright sunshine" cycle is that it kept repeating itself faster than I could keep up with it photographically--and continued on at least from 12:40 pm to 1:35 pm.
Bright sunshine finally broke through on the north shores but in a few minutes returned to squalling, then clearing, then bright sunshine again--which this time seems to be holding.

Web Site Upgrade Continues; New Page Added: Personal Notices

The Event Calendar for 2017 has now been posted--click on "Event Calendar." Brand new today is the Personal Notices page which has been added for those who prefer to announce family topics in a dedicated section (other than the front page). Each person has varying levels of comfort when it comes to releasing individual or family information. We hope this page will provide a viable option.

The big task is our Tour page which is progressing slowly but steadily. The Pioneer Cabin & Museum section 1, is in its Final Draft form. Asbury Camp & Retreat Center, section 2, is in need of 7 more photos and captions; and the Silver Lake Institute, section 3, is still considered in its rough draft form.

The history and evaluation material currently in the rough draft is being re-evaluated for placement in the "History of the Institute" page as opposed to the touring page. Those interested in a Tour may not necessarily be interested in history and background per se. Your comments are of course welcomed and encouraged.

Lake Effect Snow Advisory for 'Far Southwestern corner of Wyoming...'

Issued by the National Weather Service

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BUFFALO HAS ISSUED A LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY ... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SAT EVENING TO 1 PM EST SUNDAY. * LOCATIONS ... THE FAR SOUTHWESTERN CORNER OF WYOMING COUNTY. * TIMING ... FROM SAT EVENING THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. * ACCUMULATIONS ... 3 TO 5 INCHES TONIGHT AND 1 TO 3 INCHES SUNDAY ... LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE MOST PERSISTENT LAKE SNOWS. * WINDS ... WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. * VISIBILITIES ... AS LOW AS A QUARTER MILE AT TIMES. * TEMPERATURES...LOWS 5 TO 10 ABOVE TONIGHT. HIGHS 10 TO 15 SUNDAY. * IMPACTS ... LAKE EFFECT SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE VERY DIFFICULT TRAVEL WITH POOR VISIBILITIES AND DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS ... IN LAKE EFFECT SNOW THE WEATHER CAN VARY FROM LOCALLY HEAVY SNOW IN NARROW BANDS TO CLEAR SKIES JUST A FEW MILES AWAY. IF YOU WILL BE TRAVELING ACROSS THE REGION BE PREPARED FOR RAPID CHANGES IN ROAD AND VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Loren Penman placed the "overnight" temperature on her Facebook, and I decided that it was a colorful way to report the temperature. My black and white model also reports 3F at the 3 am hour here at the northeastern end of Silver Lake. I am assuming Loren's temperature is for Batavia. Ironically, the weather station on the southwestern end of Silver Lake reports a -2 degrees F.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Brad Hennig, Home for the Holidays, Offers an Updated Prognosis

Quick Link to Personal Notices Page:
http://silverlakeinstitute.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_7.html

Wild baby Kangaroo approached a man playing guitar in Australia and settled down next to him to listen to him play.
Guitarist Charms Wild Baby Kangaroo
Wild baby Kangaroo approached a man playing guitar in New South Wales and settled down next to him to listen to him play. Click HERE to watch the interaction and hear the music.

Buffalo, West Seneca, and Southtowns Among Hardest Hit with Snow, Traffic; Wyoming County is a Good Place to Be

Issued by the National Weather Service
A band of Lake Effect Snow will affect Southern Erie, Northwestern Cattaraugus, Western Wyoming, and Chautauqua counties. A lake band will continue to move onshore and produce a burst of snow from Ridley northeast to Warsaw. This will also affect the Buffalo Southtowns, Boston Hills, and areas along the Chautauqua Ridge through about 10 pm This includes the Thruway from the PA border to just past Angola. These areas may see a burst of snow with amounts ranging from 1 to 4 inches during the event this evening. Hardest hit areas this afternoon such as Lackawanna, West Seneca, and Hamburg are mainly north of the band now with little additional accumulation expected this evening. Although snow has mostly moved out of this region, traffic is moving very slowly or at a standstill due to road closures, accidents, and abandoned cars. Travelers who would like to head south across the band should wait until road crews can clear the roads. Those stuck in traffic that can navigate to retail establishments should do so, so road crews can get through locations impacted which include Dunkirk, Fredonia, East Aurora, Boston, Eden, Springville, Warsaw, Bennington, Colden and Westfield. This includes the following highways: Interstate 90 between Exits 61 and 57A.
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