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The Official Lower Hudson  Valley Weather Forecast – Saturday,  November 18, 2017

Today: Partly sunny this morning, mostly cloudy with occasional showers this afternoon; breezy and mild. High: 48-53.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, windy and mild with occasional showers. Temperatures remaining steady around 50 degrees.

Sunday: Partly sunny, windy and cooler; low 50’s early morning, low 40’s late afternoon.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, breezy and  cold. Low: 25-30.

Monday: Brilliant sunshine, breezy and cool. High: 40-45.

Tuesday: Unlimited sunshine and milder. High: 47-52.

Wednesday: Partly sunny and mild. High: 50-55.

Thanksgiving Day: Partly sunny, breezy and cooler. High: 40-45.

Friday: Partly sunny and cool. High: 43-48.






Temperatures above normal

Precipitation below normal

A huge ridge of high pressure will take control during the first ten days of the month, and with the jet stream way up north over central Canada, the same unusually warm weather pattern that was in place during the record-breaking warm October will continue. High temperatures on the 1st-6th with break records, into the mid-70’s and partly sunny skies. A powerful western Great Lakes storm will lift far to the north to James Bay on the 7th-10th, keeping all the cold air over the upper Midwest and western Ontario. As a cold front moves through our region during the second week, bring much colder air with highs just in the 30’s and the first snow showers of the season. Then a quick warm-up during the third week as another storm rapidly intensifies as it tracks northeastward to western New York; highs will be in the 50’s and 60’s with rainy, windy conditions, even as lake-effect snow showers move through central New York and the Western Catskills. During the Thanksgiving holiday, much cooler air will bring temperatures only back to normal with sunny to partly sunny skies. A classic Nor’Easter will end the month heavy rains and winds gusting over 50 MPH.



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Precipitation above normal

Rain will change to heavy wet snow as a powerful storm moves northward to eastern Canada during the first few days of the month – over foot of snow over higher elevations of Putnam, Orange and Dutchess Counties but mainly a rain event in Rockland and Westchester. It will be very windy through the first week, as a huge low becomes anchored over the Canadian Maritimes, and a persistent northwesterly flow will keep temperatures slightly below normal. Then a major storm will slide eastward across the southern Great Plains to Arkansas an Tennessee during the second week, bringing heavy snow just north of the storm and a severe ice storm to the south. In the Hudson Valley we’ll get only a dusting to a few inches of snow as the low moves out to sea east of the Virginia coast. The third week will feature generally cold, dry weather, until an Alberta clipper races southeastward on a very fast northwesterly jet stream on the
17th-20th, with half a foot of snow in the lower Hudson Valley. Then mild, dry weather will take over, including a sunny Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with highs around 50 degrees. Then a low will track eastward to the North Carolna coast and east of Cape Cod on the 26th-29th with one to two feet of snow across the region, with winds gusting over 50 MPH. Arctic air will push southward to end the year with sunny skies and highs only in the teens.



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Precipitation below normal

Very cold, dry arctic air will begin the brand-new year with plenty of sunshine, then another Alberta clipper will dive southeastward from the western Great Lakes – two to three feet of snow from western New York to northern New England and up to a foot of snow in the Hudson Valley on the 7th-10th. The storm will reinforce the very cold, windy conditions, with partly sunny skies and highs just 10 to 15 degrees during the second week. Then a classic January thaw will take over on the 15th-22nd with the storm track shifting to the west; a storm moving from the Ohio Valley to western New York will rainy, mild weather to our area. Then another huge storm will move to the western Great Lakes and intensify over Quebec with very strong westerly winds and occasional snow showers even with temperatures slightly warmer than normal. Cold, dry air will return to end the month.



Temperatures above normal

Precipitation above normal

Fine February weather will prevail right through the first week with sunshine and seasonably cold air. An Alberta clipper will race to the mid-Atlantic coast where it will rapidly intensify and cold air will wrap around the storm, and we could get half a foot of snow on the 10th-13th. Then a gradual warming trend with a series of weal low pressure systems along a stationary front and moderate to heavy rain; highs in the 50’s and 60’s on the 16th-18th. Then a strong cold front will bring colder air and snow showers but temperatures will just be getting back to normal. As another powerful storm takes shape over the center of the nation and moves to western Pennsylvania, the mercury will soar to spring-like levels in the 60’s and 70’s with heavy rains on the 23rd-25th. Then heavy snow and sharply colder to end the month.

Mark Hanok’s Long-Range Winter Weather Forecast 2017-2018

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