Monday Discussion : Quiet Start to the Week

A 5 star weekend in the books, and we head into mid June with temperatures in the 70s… roughly 5 degrees below average for this time of year.  The weather to open the week looks quite nice to be honest.  Partly to mostly sunny skies, with low humidity, and temperatures near or just below average.  Temps will gradually rise as we go through the week, and by late week afternoon highs could be in the upper 80s and near 90°.  Some summer heat could be on the way for sure.  But with all this nice weather, it’s getting to the point where we could certainly use the rain…

You can see that over the last 30 days, precipitation across the Hudson Valley is well below average.  The eastern HV especially, with eastern Ulster and northern Dutchess seeing less than 40% of normal rainfall.  Any time you see less than half of normal rainfall over a 30 day period, you’re going to begin having some minor drought concerns at a minimum… and if the pattern doesn’t change in the next 2 weeks, drought concerns will begin to spread and intensify.

We’ll see if we can get some rainfall before June is over… but as it looks right now, the next 5 days look rather dry.  We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy… have a great start to the week!

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