Friday Weekend Outlook : Where’s the Rain?

FRIDAY: Partly sunny with a chance of scattered afternoon showers and storms. High in the mid 80s. Chance of rain 50%.
FRI NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and storms. Low 60° to 65°.
SATURDAY: Sunny and beautiful with comfortable humidity. High in the low 80s.
SAT NIGHT: Partly cloudy with a Low near 60°.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. High in the mid 80s.
SUN NIGHT: Variable cloudiness and more humid. Low in the mid 60s.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies. Highs in the mid 80s.
A very disappointing week across the Hudson Valley, as the rain we were expecting on Monday and Tuesday significantly underperformed. All indications were a widespread 1″ was likely… instead, the valley saw generally around 0.25″ of rain, with higher amounts in the mountains. The result, is a Drought Monitor that looks almost identical to last week’s Drought monitor. We saw nearly zero relief from our drought conditions.
Hopefully we’ll see some relief in the next week, as we’ll eventually have a chance at some rain, but not until Tuesday it seems. Or… maybe we get a lucky break on Friday with a pop up shower or T-Storm. Otherwise the weekend looks quite nice for outdoor activity. If you have plans, the weather won’t get in your way. So while we wait for another chance at widespread rain… we hope you can enjoy the beautiful weekend weather.

3 thoughts on “Friday Weekend Outlook : Where’s the Rain?”

  1. Yesterday at 8AM I drove west on I84 from the Taconic, south on Rt 9, east on Rt 301 and southeast on Sunk Mine Road through Fahnestock Park. The mountains southwest from the intersection of I82 and 9 have large patches of forest that appear orange-brown and seem ripe for a devastating fire. There were sections of Sunk Mine Road that were so dry that a lit cigarette carelessly thrown out a car window could easily cause a similar occurrence. It appears that it is time to ‘close the woods’ to all until our meteorological fortunes change in favor of increased moisture from the heavens or risk disastrous fires right here in the Hudson Valley.

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  2. Yesterday at 8AM I drove west on I84 from the Taconic, south on Rt 9, east on Rt 301 and southeast on Sunk Mine Road through Fahnestock Park. The mountains southwest from the intersection of I84 and 9 have large patches of forest that appear orange-brown and seem ripe for a devastating fire. There were sections of Sunk Mine Road that were so dry that a lit cigarette carelessly thrown out a car window could easily cause a similar occurrence. It appears that it is time to ‘close the woods’ to all until our meteorological fortunes change in favor of increased moisture from the heavens or risk disastrous fires right here in the Hudson Valley.

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