The Original Hudson Valley Weather

Our Mission

To provide the most accurate and down-to-Earth weather forecasts for the Hudson Valley and Catskills of New York.

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 120,000 likes, has become the sole source of weather for many fans and has become a community of followers whose interaction and information make Hudson Valley Weather next to none for local weather.

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.

Alex Marra, CEO and Founder of Hudson Valley Weather

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.

Bill Potter – Senior Forecaster

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.

Weather Forecasts and News Reports

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

Our forecasters use cutting edge weather models and our large local fan base provides real-time weather observations and ground data resulting in highly accurate, up-to-the-minute information on road conditions and potential hazards. Our Facebook page, Twitter feed and website are updated continually by forecasters with many years of forecasting knowledge on local micro climates, providing 24 hour service at times of severe weather.

Hudson Valley Weather is also a community for weather enthusiasts to talk and share observations about local weather and climate, and a place to learn more about the science of meteorology and forecasting. Our team of avid weather fanatics report available storm information from over 120k local fans, including damage reports, road conditions, school and business closings and weather observations. Cutting edge science with a down to earth feel makes HVW the first choice for weather for thousands across our area.

What’s Next?

The team at Hudson Valley Weather has big plans for 2018. With the re-release of our redesigned website, we anticipate having new features and functionalities added in the coming months.  We also expect the release of our redesigned iOS smartphone app, which will provide iPhone users with the same experience enjoyed by Android users…  giving you even more access to real-time alerts and information. We will also be partnering with local companies to offer even more great information and opportunities for the Hudson Valley community.

Our App

Contact support@hudsonvalleyweather.com regarding app issues, general feedback, and feature enhancement requests.

13 thoughts on “About

  1. ENJOY YOU SITE AND FIND IT MORE ACCURATE THAN LOCAL TV FORECASTERS. HAVE A SMALL PROBLEM. WHEN I ACCESS YOUR WEBSITE, THE RADAR SHOWS AN ILLINOIS LOCATION…HOW CAN IF FIX THIS.

  2. Hi Alex,

    I retired to Woodstock some 20+ years ago and now have become a snowbird having downsized, with my wife, to a condo in Saugerties.

    I ran the meteorology department at Rutgers University for many years after receiving my BS in Meteorology from CCNY, and my MS and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. I have retained meteorology as a hobby after retirement and my interest continues to this day.

    I am sorry to say that I have been unaware of your ‘group’, ‘organization” or ‘business’ (please help with the designation) but I am very pleased with what I have seen. I have not had the opportunity to look closely at your output but it appears scientific and educational. Many of my former students have gone into forecasting including the private sector. Some of my research may still be available on google.

    I guess this has just been an introductory memo to let you know I am out there. I have not been ‘practicing’ for a long time and am not aware of the latest forecast models, and other most recent developments. Keep up the good work.

  3. Hi. Can I get anyone out to my house for potential tornado that occured May 15 2018. I live in orange county ny. Please let me know. Thank you

  4. Guys,
    Thank you for what you do. I am looking for some input about weather on Saturday 6/2 in the evening. I will be hosting a community outdoor movie night from 7pm-11pm in Cornwall, NY. Weather is looking iffy. What are your thoughts?

  5. I am writing on behalf of Lifespring: Saugerties Adult Learning Community (A LLI–Lifetime Learning Institute). I have been trying to create a course on weather for our members and am seeking a knowledgeable volunteer who might be willing to make 3 to 6 (one hour) presentations in either the Spring or Fall of 2019. For more information on Lifespring visit http://www.lifespringsaugerties.com
    While I don’t expect that either of the two of you would volunteer, I would very much appreciate your providing me with some leads that I could follow-up.
    Looking forward to your reply.

  6. I live in Ulster County, NY. When I open the site my current local weather is s for Jacksonville, Fl., otherwise everything else is correct.

  7. I live in Ulster County, NY. When I open the site my current local weather is for Jacksonville, Fl., otherwise everything else is correct.

  8. Hello,
    Do you compile your weather information in the form of an almanac? I am an architect interested in knowing temperature, precipitation and humidity in Ulster county for a full year.
    Thanks

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