About Hudson Valley Weather

Hudson Valley Weather stands at the forefront of meteorological excellence, delivering precise and reliable forecasts tailored to the unique climate of the Hudson Valley region. With a dedicated team of seasoned forecasters, we empower communities with the knowledge to navigate changing weather patterns and make informed decisions. Your weather, our expertise – guiding you through every forecast without the hype. 

Hudson Valley Weather’s accuracy is driven by a combination of cutting-edge meteorological technology, a team of experienced forecasters, and a meticulous analysis of local climate patterns. Leveraging advanced forecasting models, real-time data sources, and a deep understanding of Hudson Valley’s microclimates, we ensure precision in predicting weather conditions. Continuous refinement of our methods and a commitment to staying ahead of technological advancements contribute to the consistent accuracy of Hudson Valley Weather forecasts.

Our Mission

To provide the most accurate, hype free and down-to-Earth weather forecasts for the Hudson Valley and Catskills of New York in an easy to digest and understand format for those who just want to know the weather, and even to our audience who has a passion for meteorology. 

Our History

The original Hudson Valley Weather was founded in January of 2011 and is still growing everyday! HVW was founded by a person who has always loved the weather since a kid and grew up locally and dealt with the frustration of only getting forecasts for Albany and NYC. This frustration and deep passion for the weather led to the creation of a local Facebook page to keep everyone in the beautiful Hudson Valley informed on local weather. Our Facebook page, now with more than 160,000 likes, we can be heard on seven local radio stations, instagram and Twitter. We have become the sole source of weather for many and HVW has become a community of followers whose interaction and information make Hudson Valley Weather next to none for local weather.

Our Team

Alex Marra : President / Senior Forecaster

President and founder of Hudson Valley Weather. Born and raised in the Hudson Valley, Alex grew up dealing with the frustration of only getting forecasts for Albany and NYC. This frustration and deep passion for the weather led to the creation of a local Facebook page to keep his friends and family informed on local weather. Alex created Hudson Valley Weather in January of 2011. What began as a small Facebook page, quickly expanded into a regional resource used by thousands of residents.

His passion for the outdoors has given him specialized knowledge of all the local micro-climates in the region.  That knowledge helped spark the creation of the HVW zone map.  The zone map breaks the Hudson Valley into 9 distinct regions, which helps HVW provide extremely detailed forecasts for the entire region, especially during winter storms.

Bill Potter: Senior Forecaster

Bill is a life long resident of the Hudson Valley, with a passion for forecasting the weather that extends all the way back to childhood. In 2008, after constantly fielding weather questions from friends and family, he created the website Mid Hudson Weather. What began as a place for friends and family to get information, gradually expanded into a valuable local resource, used by thousands of local residents.

In July of 2014, Bill joined Hudson Valley Weather. Working side by side, Bill and Alex have made it their continuing mission, to bring the most accurate weather forecast possible to the residents of the Hudson Valley.

Jason Bowman- Operational Consultant and Lead Forecaster

Jason has over 30 years of forecasting experience, graduating from the State University of Albany, NY.  He created the first digital weather company, My Weather Concierge, a personalized app providing custom hand-crafted forecasts for my followers. Jason has also helped build several successful weather forecasting companies within the last 10 years.  Jason’s favorite weather to forecast is winter storms.

Todd Snow – Tropical & Severe Weather Expert


Landmark Events in the History of HVW

  • January 2011 : Hudson Valley Weather Facebook page is created
  • December 2012 : 25,000 likes on Facebook
  • February 2013 : HVW receives commendation from Dutchess County Legislature
  • December 2013 :
    • HVW officially launches website
    • Announced partnership with iHeartMedia of the Hudson Valley to serve as sole provider of weather forecasting
    • 50,000 Likes on Facebook
  • March 2014 : Website registers 1 million hits on website in less than 90 days of existence
  • February 2016 : 100,000 Likes on Facebook
  • March 2016 : HVW Releases iOS smartphone app in App Store
  • February 2017 : HVW Releases Android smartphone app in Google Play Store
  • February 2018 : HVW Releases redesigned website.
  • January 2021: HVW Collaborates with Westkill Brewing to release a beer called Micro Climate 
  • December 2023: HVW Website once again updated and redesigned 

Our Coverage Area 

We provide localized and detailed forecasts for the Hudson River Valley of New York state and weather for the Catskill Mountains. Counties covered include but are not limited to:

  • Columbia County, NY
  • Delaware County, NY
  • Dutchess County, NY
  • Greene County, NY
  • Orange County, NY
  • Putnam County, NY
  • Rockland County, NY
  • Sullivan County, NY
  • Ulster County, NY
  • Westchester County, NY