April was incredibly cold, not just in the Hudson Valley, but across the entire United States. Just look at this map, comparing actual April temperatures against the average…
The map is in Celsius, so we converted the Hudson Valley to Fahrenheit… and we were roughly 5° below average. Poughkeepsie was 5.5 degrees below average during the month of April… and other parts of the northeast had the coldest and snowiest April on record.
So it’s been a SLOW start to spring… and then we exploded with a very warm start to the month of May. Poughkeepsie hit 89° twice in the first 3 days of May. Leading some people to claim that we skip from winter and go straight to summer. But this week… we’ll get some much deserved SPRING!
Monday will kick off the week of spring time weather, with partly to mostly sunny skies… with afternoon highs in the upper 60s to low 70s. GREAT weather for anyone with outdoor plans. The trend continues on Tuesday, and into Wednesday… with considerable sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s. We’ll have to watch for a threat of showers by the end of the work week… but for now… the weather that many people have been waiting for, has arrived.
Have a great Monday!