Ho ho ho! Merrrrrrrry Christmas to the Hudson Valley! 🎅
Hope you’ve managed to stay warm and cozy during one of our coldest Christmas periods in a long while. It was in fact the coldest Christmas Eve on record in the region, reaching just 14 degrees at the long-term climate station in Poughkeepsie.
The silver lining? There wasn’t 20 inches of snow on the ground like there was in 1966 — the Hudson Valley’s snowiest Christmas since at least 1900.
What’s more is that Mother Nature is giving us the gift of a pretty quiet weather week ahead! I’m giving you the gift of… more snow days in 2023! 🎁
Hope that’s what you wished for 🙃
Are you instead wishing of spending Christmas in a warmer climate? The areas shaded in orange on the map below will have a Christmas Day high of at least 70 degrees. In the U.S., it’s only Southern California and Arizona — slim pickings.
As for our weather… well, it’s getting better!
Those traveling around will appreciate the seven day forecast below. The only fly in the ointment is the weather around New Year’s Day, which could feature a bit of rain.
While the start to January looks rather mild, wintry weather may return in the mid-month ❄️
I’ll keep this update short. Wishing you all things merry and bright today and all days.
✌️ Hope you enjoyed the coverage this year. I’ll catch you in 2023!
PS: premium subscribers will see an outlook for January land in their inbox later this week… winter is far from over 😉
Here are a few photos from the *summer solstice* and Christmas week at the bottom of the Earth.
Season’s greetings! 🌞
Merry Christmas Ben! 🎄🎅🏻