We use to live in the NE in the late 70s. That area is definately affected by the gorge. We had four inches of ice on everything one year. Had to use a rubber mallet to get the ice off the cars.
Read detailed trip reports, see photos and videos on my travel blog, luinil.com.
Current van: 2002 Ford E350 extended body camper with Colorado Camper Van pop top and Agile Offroad 4WD conversion.