Tuesday: Cloudy with periods of light snow beginning during the morning, and continuing thru the afternoon… very cold. High in the mid 20s. Snow Accumulation of a dusting to 2 inches possible.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered flurries. Low in the mid 10s.
Wednesday: Clouds mixed with sun… turning very windy and bitter with scattered flurries. High in the mid 20s. Northwest wind 10 to 20mph, with gusts over 35mph. Wind chills -5° to -10°.
The bulk of the moisture associated with this clipper system will stay to our south, near Washington DC, and that means minimal snowfall amounts for the Hudson Valley. Much of the area will see an inch or less, but it only takes a little snow on roads to cause some slick spots. Please keep that in mind as the day progresses. Start time for the event is 8am to 10am, and it tapers to scattered flurries by late afternoon.
The more impressive story continues to be the cold. Temperatures on Tuesday won’t get above 25° [the Catskills won’t reach 20°]… and similar high temps are expected right into the weekend. Temperatures around 10 degrees below normal for almost a whole week. Frosty stuff.
In addition to the frigid temperatures… we’ll have quite a bit of wind at times this week, and that will translate into horrendous wind chills.
From there… we have a chance at some more light snow Thursday night into Friday morning, with another Alberta clipper system, that could spread an inch or so of snow. For complete details, please check the HVW 5 Day Forecast.
The plight of the snow lover continues. Now we’ve got the cold… but can’t find the snow. A moisture starved Alberta clipper (named as it originates in Alberta Canada, and moves across the continent at a fast clip) stays too far south to give us much snow. We might be able to squeeze an inch of snow out in spots… hardly enough to satisfy the thirst of a snow lover.
It’s really the type of pattern that makes nobody happy. We have snow lovers… and snow haters… but very few lovers of cold air. If we get a foot of snow, the snow lovers are thrilled… if temperatures are near 50°, the snow haters are happy. But temperatures in the teens and 20s with no snow to be found…. irritates both sets of people.
So as we look at the long range, it continues to be a battle on the computer models. We know the next 10 days look cold, but the question is what happens after that? Some ideas are that it moderates… other data suggests the cold locks in. One thing’s for sure, we’ll keep watching it closely… and let you know what to expect. Thanks so much for all the support… and have a safe and enjoyable Tuesday.