Saturday: Partly cloudy skies, but breezy and quite cold. High in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds after midnight, cold. Lows in the mid 20s.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cold. High in the mid 40s.
A very fun… very long day comes to a close. So you’ll forgive me if I cut to the chase a bit. The graphics above tell the story. Friday was a very cold end to the work week. The high temperature of 43° was 10 full degrees below what you would expect this time of year. The dreaded arctic air that we’ve discussed all week, plunged into the area behind the 1st snow of the season across the Hudson Valley. You can see from the totals, that there is no real rhyme or reason to where the snow fell. Instead, it was luck of the draw. We received some beautiful pictures via the Facebook page, so thank you so much for that!
The weekend looks quiet, but cold. The arctic air will continue to keep the Hudson Valley 10 to 15 degrees below average… and some very cold nights are in store, so be sure to bundle up!
Looking to our next storm threat on Monday, no real changes from what we discussed in the Friday Outlook. A coastal low pressure develops and moves toward the northeast. Temps will be cold, but it continues to look like a raw, cold rain for the valley… while the Catskills could end up with several inches of snow. The data has been rather consistent, but we’ll continue to track it. We’ll try to take a detailed look at the event on Saturday.
What an awesome day! If you were able to follow on the Facebook page, Alex and I were on 3 different clear channel radio stations Friday morning. We were on 1450/1370 WKIP with Tom Sipos just after 7am. He was awesome, and we chatted about all thing weather for over 20 minutes. Around 8am, we sat with Joe Daily on Q92 FM, and discussed the winter outlook on the air… and off the air, we discussed how local radio gives you a lot of the same things HVW tries to give you, a nice local community. Then around 8:20 we wrapped up with Party Marty Mitchell on WRWD. We walked in during some movie trivia and had a few laughs, before we sat down and discussed our winter outlook, and what it could mean for the Hudson Valley. Marty was a blast, and we took some pictures before heading on our way.
It was my 1st time doing anything like that, and while I’ve been forecasting the weather since 2008, it was a real treat to be able to do something like that as part of HVW w/ Alex. Everyone at Clear Channel was fantastic, and Alex and I want to thank them for having us in. Who knows… maybe we can do it again some time. But as for me… I got 3.5 hours of sleep last night, so I’m off to see the Sandman. Thanks for all the love you guys have shown us… you’re awesome!