Kingston Snow Storms

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Season Ranks

Rank Total ▼Season 1" + 3" + 6" + First Snow+
Second Snow
Last snow
Second to Last
Delays Early Dismissal Closings
3 64.26 2013-2014 13 5 4 November 23
November 26
April 15
February 19
6 1 11
8 37.50 2012-2013 8 4 2 November 7 March 20 1 3 5A
10 22.00 2011-2012 6 3 0 October 29 March 31 4# 2# 3#
4 50.65 2010-2011 15 6 3 December 10 March 24 6 2 9
6 38.45 2009-2010 14 3 1 December 4 March 3 5 1 6
5 40.00 2008-2009 10 5 2 November 26 March 2 6 0 5
2 65.35 2007-2008 12 9 3 December 2 March 1 7 1 6
7 38.05 2006-2007 8 2 2 November 20 April 15 3 0 5
9 33.05 2005-2006 6 4 2 December 9 March 2 1 0 5
1 72.25 2004-2005 16 8 4 December 13 March 23 5* 0 6*
44.14 10.5 4.9 2.1 December 2 March 16 4.2 1.0 5.6

+note: First Measurable Snow
*note: Data is incomplete, and is therefore a best estimate
#note: 2 delays, 1 early dismissal, and 1 cancellation were non-winter related
Anote: 2 cancellations were non-winter related
Winter: 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
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Storm Ranks

November 2004- December 2013
16.9 February 13 2014
16.0 March 16 2007
12.2 January 22 2005
11.5 December9 2005
11.0 February 14 2007
10.5 February 28 2005
10.5 March 23 2005
10.0 December 26-27 2010
10.0 February 8 2013
9.50 December 13 2007
9.20 February 5 2014
8.50 Feburary 22 2008
8.50 December 19 2008
8.50 December 9 2009
8.50 December 14-15 2013
8.30 January 3 2006
8.00 January 12 2011
7.00 December 31 2007
6.25 January 28 2009
6.25 December 26-27 2012
6.20 January 6 2005
6.00 January 7 2011
6.00 January 2-3 2014
5.70 October 29 2011
5.50 February 22 2005
5.20 February 26 2007
5.20 January 10 2009
5.20 March 19 2013
5.00 January 1 2008
5.00 December 21 2008
5.00 February 24 2010
4.75 February 13 2008
4.30 February 29 2012
4.30 December 29 2012
4.25 March 8 2005
4.25 January 21 2011
4.00 February 12 2006
4.00 March 2 2006
4.00 March 1 2008
4.00 February 1 2011
4.00 December 17 2013
3.75 March 18 2005
3.75 February 9 2008
3.50 January 14 2008
3.25 December 31 2008
3.25 February 24 2012
3.20 January 18 2009
3.20 January 16 2013
3.10 January 11 2005
3.00 February 16 2010
3.00 February 2 2011
Significant 2000-2004 Storms
17.0" January 17-18 2003
~16+" January 3 2003
11" December 26 2002
~10" December 6-7 2003
6.5" December 14 2003
4.5" January 6-7 2002
2.5" December 11-12 2002
November 16-17 2002
Significant Pre-2000 Storms
March 31-April 1 1997
October 4 1987


Day Date Year Closings Amount Type Note
wednesday noveber20 2006 no delay .05"&.15" freezingR&snow
wednesday January 10 2007 no delay flurries snow
thur-fri jan 18-19 2007 no delay .1" dusting snow the night of:
mon-tue march 19-20 2007 no delay 2" snow
monday feb. 4 2008 no delay .25" snow started~8am changed to drizzle~11-12noon
tuesday feb.19 2008 no delay .1" snow start btw 7/8:30pm sky clear by 9pm
tuesday Oct. 28 2008 no delay none sleet brief period of light sleet around 2 pm. Storm brought heavy rain earlier. 27" snow in catskills
wednesday Oct. 29 2008 no delay none flurries flurries on and off through out the day- mainly the afternoon
mon-tue Dec. 08-09 2008 no delay .1" snow over nite: started after~11pmMon stopped by 6am tue. stuck to roads thru tue AM. similar to Dec. 06-07 2008
thursday December 11 2008 no delay none ice .1" ice dec 10-11;overnight. ice on non roads/some slippery sidewalks. most districts canceled
Tuesday February 3 2009 no delay .8" Snow drizzle turned2 Light Sn ~5p Feb 2- ~5p Feb 3. Wet snow.Turned dry on Feb 3. didnt stick to roads- dusting on driveways/sidewalks. Continuous,light,gentle wind blown-blown off elevated areas
Thursday Feb 26 2009 no delay .1" FR Began 6am-7:30am. too late to issue delay. Roads coated in ice pellets. not to slick. stuck to roads enough to see car tracks
Thur-Fri Dec 10-11 2009 no delay .2" Sn ss overnight. light coating on base snow and cars
Mon-Tue Jan 11-12 2010 no delay T Sn Very light dusting overnight
Sun-Mon Jan 24-25 2010 no delay 1"& 1.2" Sn&R Sn Sun PM. change to rain before 12a. R Mon. Near total melt of all snow pack. High 56 on Mon.
Wednesday February 3 2010 no delay T Sn Afternoon sun snow shower. thin trace of snow on cars thursday AM
Friday February 26 2010 no delay 1" Sn Sn thru day. Wet. .25" by AM. no road accumulation. All Ulster/Putnum Cty schools closed except Kingston&Saugerties. Rhinebeck 2hr delay. See Cancellations Feburary 23-25, 2010 image
Wednesday March 3 2010 no delay .25" Sn Light snow over night through early am. Change to rain/taper off@8am. Wet snow. no road accumul.totals
Thursday November 25 2010 no delay none FR several minutes of ice pelets @~7p before change to L.drizzle. Reports of periodic light flurries/sleet during afternoon in Rosendale/Woodstock/Esopus. No flurries in Kingston.
Thursday March 10 2011 no delay .25" Sn Snow 11:30p- ~3/4am(?).. changed over to rain. barely a trace of snow left. Slick roads in Woodstock.
Monday March 21 2011 no delay 1.25" Sn wet Snow @6am. stick to grass/cars by 7am. Stick to parking lots by 8am. Steady at 8am. sidewalks melt to slush @10ish. Wet, never stick much to roads. Taper off around noon. Forecast to start at 4am- would have been a delay. Snow still on grass/some sidewalk piles by night fall.
Thursday October 27 2011 no delay flurries Sn Frontal system brought rain to the region on Thursday. Rain mixed with snow/sleet at 5pm. Periods of snow/sleet/rain through out evening. No accumulation in Kingston. Light grassy accumulations in other parts of the county. Rain/snow taper off around 10pm. Totals
Thursday January 12 2012 No Delay 0.50" Snow Rain S@12am, transition to sn@~2a, back to rain@4a. Wet snow. WWA 12am-12p but allowed to expire@4a. Event difficult to forecast- NWS called for littl/no accumulation with mainly rain/mix. Fcst low of 32 btw 6/7a. SfcLow moved from KY to Delmarva(995mb) to L.I., Mainlow over Ohio. Temperatures initially started out a few degrees warmer than fcst Wed pm. accumulations on Rds. melting after 4am change to rain. Rain persisted throughout morning. Snow only left on grass. Onteora: Closed. Hunter&Rondout: Delay.
Monday January 23 2012 No Delay 00.00" Ice Light FR forecast 2A-9A. FRAdvisory 12AM-12PM. 0.01-0.02" Forecast/Lows 24. Reality Lows only 28. Roads never froze over. FR didn't materialize until 7AM. light patchy black ice on driveways at 7:30. Decent chance of delay/closing had it materialized at 2AM. Drizzle throughout morning.
Wednesday February 8 2012 No Delay T Sn Light snow developed around 10:30p and lasted until about 11:30p. Trace coating on cars and grass. No road accumulation. Widely scattered. Probably just flurries in most locations.
Monday February 13 2012 No Delay 00.00" Sn Flurries overnight. Less than a trace of snow on car windshield.
Wednesday February 15 2012 No Delay 00.00" Sn Flurries/drizzle overnight. Less than a trace of snow on some dirt surfaces.
Thursday February 16 2012 No Delay 00.75" Sn L.Sn@~1130a. Temps 33-34. Wet. began sticking around noon. initially forecast to change over to rain. no change over. steady sn thru afternoon. began to stick to roads @~3p. quarter inch of slush/wet snow by early evening. snow taper off around 530p. began mix with rain. light drizzle after 8p. all done by 10p. temps hovering just above freezing— rapid snow compression/melt. most roads just wet by 10p. made 5 foot snow man :)
Thursday November 8 2012 No Delay N/A Sn See November 7, 2012 Early dismissal


An Early Dismissal is issued when roads become or are becoming hazardous after schools have already started

07-08 ED Snow An early dismissal occoured during the 2007-2008 winter season.
Thursday January 28 2010 ED 1.75" Snow Start~6am covered roads by 730a. steady am snow. rapidly intermitten pm snow.
Thursday September 30 2010 ED 1.25" Rain Start~7am. end~11am. Continuous forecast for Heavy Rain total 3-5" Despite plume axis clearly to the west. Breezy. Wind advisory. 9th, post school activities, parent's night all cancelled.
Wednesday March 23 2011 ED .5" by 3PM
1.25" Total
Snow Total sn 1.25" ThurAM. Sn@8AM continue through day. Never stick to roads- didn't really expect it- high 37. sitck to grass/cars. by 5PM .2" on grass. 0.5" on some cars. -melt some in PM- always at least a coating. Forecast: WWA 10A-12P Thursday. Sn to develop by 9AM w/ an inch by 3PM. High 37. Totals 3-6" by Thur. Should have stayed in school because high was too much above freezing for roads2stick and only light accum(1") through school day. See delay March 24.
Wednesday February 29 2012 Early Dismissal 04.30" Sn Sn@949a. ED called@630a. stick to grass by 1030a. stick roads@ 1130a. wet roads. Coated and slick roads by 12p- -car accidents. Steady Sn through afternoon 2.7" by 2p. 4.3" by 3p. Lull@3:30p-~2a Thur. Light Driz during lull. Sn compress/liquefy- - some pooling water at blocked drains. Roads slushy- - mostly wet. plowed roads fine- - just wet
Friday March 16 2012 ED xxx xxx NON-WEATHER RELATED: "A boil water advisory was issued Friday in the city of Kingston because of a significant drop in water pressure. The advisory, in effect until further notice but likely to be lifted Saturday afternoon, is only for drinking water, not for water that’s used to bathe, shower or do laundry, according to city Water Superintendent Judith Hansen." Schools dismissed early, after school events/sport cancelled, high school musical rescheduled. High School dismissed at 1:30PM
Wednesday November 7 2012 Early Dismissal 0.7" Sn S@~5p E@~9p. Temps 32-30. wet sn never fell hard or stuck to roads— ran into dry air W of river. Most schools ED, but prob wasn't necessary given forecast. WWA thru 7a Thur. Sn melted rapidly after stopped.. almost all gone by 12a. Virtually all gone by AM. 0.7" measured on car roofs, ~lesser amts on grass(?). Off shore nor'easter spread bands of snow west over region. WWA Main to Deleware. WS! NYMetro/NJ. Forecast: Chance sn by 10a. 50% chance sn by ~12-1p. Sn steady in PM, winding down by 2AM. SS thru ~7a. Total: 2-4". Had for'cst verified w/ road accu'ation= ~60% Delay for 11/8


A 2 hour delay is issued when most snowy roads are expected to be clear by 11am. Typically delays are issued at 6am that morning when there is one half to three inches of snow on the ground and if weather conditions are expected to improve.

Wed.-thurs. January 04-05 2006 2hour .5" snow night of:
tue-wed jan 30-31 2007 2hour .5' snow the night of:
thursday febuary 22 2007 2hour .2" slush
tuesday febuary 27 2007 2hour 1" snow
sun-mon dec 2-3 2007 2hour .75"&.15" snow&ice snow sun AM then R/F.rain 11:30PM
sun-mon dec 9-10 2007 2hour .5"&.15" rain&ice night of: blk on driveways
friday December 14 2007 2hour xxx snow 9.5" inches thursday… see Cancellation Thursday December 13, 2007
sunday December 16 2007 2hour 1"&1.5 sleet%ice pellets 12am-7pm F.rain mix@times image
thursday feb.14 2008 2hour black ice ice runnoff from snow/rain day b4 froz. Slick roads
tues-wed feb.26-27 2008 2hour 5.2" snow 10:15a-R@6p tue.tue-1/2 wed
monday March 10 2008 2hour ice/flooding water
wednesday December 17 2008 2hour 1.25" Snow SN10:30p-5a. LFrDr-6. Roads not totally clear. other districts 2hrD
Monday January 5 2009 2hour .05=coating ice freezing rain btw 12am&2am left solid coating Everywhere. Black ice on roads. Driveways all ice. hard to walk. Very underestimated
Thursday January 8 2009 2hour .01 ice Slush from Jan7 froze on roads. Black ice/slippery driveways prom period of light freezing drizzle
Thursday January 15 2009 2hour .3" Snow 2 hour delay. 0.3" SN. Vpowdery. 12a-6a
Thursday January 29 2009 2hour Messy Slick Mess left over from Jan 28. SN@12a (29) Ice@11:30a. R@2p-7p. Rds compacted snow/ice. Blk ice on drive ways.
Thursday February 19 2009 2hour 1" Snow Overnight: start@~1pm. HSN-2pm. SS- 5pm. SN-12a. Stuck at roads after sunset. 1-1.5" on grass>roads. Roads not too bad in AM. Most clear. >Slushy Side rds.
Monday December 14 2009 2hour 1" Slush Sunday: 2hour delay. 1.5" sn (10a-2p). R -8p. Bad roads. Slick. pooling water. very slushy. Black ice overnight. Messy am roads.
Friday January 8 2010 2hour 1.6" Snow Sn overnight. ~.4" by am. coating on roads. light snow after 6am. Snow after noon.
Wednesday February 3 2010 2hour .75" Snow Light sn overnight. Fairly dry. 3pm- ~6am
Thursday February 11 2010 2hour XXX SnoW 2" Snow the day before. See Cancellation Wednesday February 10, 2010 image
Wednesday February 17 2010 2hour XXX SnoW 3" Snow the day before. See Cancellation Tuesday February 16, 2010
Tuesday December 14 2010 2hour .25" Snow Snow showers@6-8p. @10-4a. 0.25" total. powdery&wind whipped by cars. 0.1" on roads from wind. Comparable to Jan 15, 2009 Delay. typical early season difficult forecast.. borderline.
Tuesday January 25 2011 2hour 1.75" Snow Light snow@~11p. End@~6a. light/flffy. Clipper moved thru C.NY. Splotty radar presentation. Comparable structure to SnDay Jan. 19, 2011. 3-6" in adirondacks. Covered roads.
Thursday January 27 2011 2hour .75" Snow Start@~7p. Began sticking@~830p. End@~3a.Noreaster move through mid atlantic[nrn.deleware]&ENEwrd. Initially too warm to stick. <.75" on most Rds. <slushy. Up to 16" in NYC.
Tuesday February 8 2011 2hour 1.0" Snow Rshowers@ 6:30p. Sn@9:45p. Sn thru 6a. SSthru 9a. Wet/slushy snow. Temps 29-33. Slushy roads in am. Wet roads by 9am. Textbook delay.
Monday March 07 2011 2hour .1" Snow Heavy Rain [plume GoM to Canada] Sunday 2"+ changed over to light fr/sn by 5am. Light coating of snow/ice by 6am. steady snow shower at 6am. All tapered off by 645. driveway coated. roads slick- not too bad. Black ice? WWA til 7A.. extended til 10a@6a loop
Thursday March 24 2011 2hour Blk Ice Snow Total Sn 1.25"- see ED March 23. Began 8A wednesday. Sn through 9PM. L.SNshowers over night- dusting. Never really accumulated <.5" on roads- melted as it fell/never accumulated much. Blk ice biggest problem. Flurries Thur AM. Roads pretty clear.
Tuesday September 6 2011 2hour Flooding Rain Downed telephone across the road that the buses take to leave the station. Result of morning rain storm.
Friday September 9 2011 2hour Flooding Runoff/ pooling Delay issued at 7:30am. Rain associated w/ tropical storm Lee stopped Thursday afternoon, but water/runoff levels still high. Large creeks peaked overnight/that morning. Kingston: 5.37" rain Sep 5-8. Up to 8 inches across Ulster county. On top of Irene's 8" in kingston w/ up to 12" in the Catskills. Anna Devine Elementary Closed. Bus Route Changes (a first)- KHS & JWB Students affected by Rt. 32 and Rt. 213. told to meet at the Postage Inn(tillson) for a 9:00am pick-up OR at K and G Pizzeria at the corner of Abeel & Wilbur Streets for a 9:30am pick-up.
Tuesday January 17 2012 2hour delay 01.25" Snow very L.FR/sn@7p. 0.25". Batch of moderate sn@8p-9:30p. dropped 1.0". lull 10p-~1a. Second batch@~1-3. FR/SL made sn crustier/reduced depth to 0.75". Zonal shortwave system from GLakes into NY. Forecast: Sn 8p-3a. <1". FR/SL 2a-6a. Rain 6a-eve. Temps rising from low of 25. 32@6a. high 40. | Reality: Mon eve temps 29-30 6p-8p. fell to 26 with first batch of snow. Temps never made it above 30 Mon. Very spotty radar presentation, other than 2 batches. 30* at 6a. 0.75" on untouched roads@6a. compacted but not too slick on car tracks. 0.75" total at 6am. Main roads fine by 8am. might have been cancelled if SL/FR continued from 3a-6a as forecast. All region districts on 2-3 hour delay.
Friday January 20 2012 2hour delay 01.90" Snow Sn@830p-~12a. powdery snow, but packable. temps in mid20s. stuck to roads instantly. Clipper system moved from G.Lakes. Initially only <1" forecast. Roads very slick Thurs eve. still covered 6a Fri. No winter weather advisory was issued.


School is usually cancelled when roads are expected to still be/ become unsafe by 11am. Generally cancellations are issued between 5:30 and 6am when there is at least 3 inches of snow on the ground or when weather conditions are expected to become worse.

friday December 09 2005 no schooll 11.5" snow
friday December 16 2005 no school .75" ice/snow street flooding
tuesday January 03 2006 noschool 8.3" snow
monday January 23 2006 no school 1.5" snow
thursday March 02 2006 no school 4" snow
Wednesday febuary 14 2007 no school 11" snow no school on the 14 or 15
thursday february 15 2007 no school xxx xxx Effects from day before. See No school February 14, 2007
monday febuary 26 2007 no school 2.5" snow
thur-fri march 1-2 2007 no school fri 2.0"&.2" rain&freezing rain the night of:
friday March 16 2007 no school 16.5" snow
sunday April 15 2007 no school mon 1.25"&7" snow&rain flooding
thursday December 13 2007 noS 9.5" snow start 10am ended 7pm. delay fri.
monday January 14 2008 no school 3.5" snow began~11:45pm sun 2.75'' by 6am mon. roads not to bad very close call. End 1pm
thur-fri jan 17-18 2008 no school 1.75" snow began6pm. R@2am~4am >slush
friday feb. 1 2008 no school .75" ice started 8:45am changed to drizzle@2pm
wednesday feb.13 2008 no school 4.25"&.5" snow/ice start5p tue-rain 5a.sugary. >slush
friday feb.22 2008 no school 8.5" snow started~4am.taper off‘~11pm. Ss thu sat
friday December 12 2008 no school .3" ice .1" ice dec 10-11;overnight. continued R freezing on non road surfaces thru dec 11. .3" by 6pm. some slick spots/downed tree/power lines.
friday December 19 2008 no school 8.5" Snow expected to begin@9. Closed based on bad predictions. Start@12p rates 1-1.5"/hr 1p-6p. SS aft 8p. ss -6p sat. sat would B no school-horrible roads. SN:R,10/15:1 Picture
wednesday January 7 2009 no school .75"&1.0" SN&Ice snow began@~8pJan6-FR/ice pellets@~11p through 10:30a-light rain showers. Roads icy&slushy
wednesday January 28 2009 no school 5.75"&0.5" SN&Ice Start@12a. changed to fr@11:30. R@2p-7:30p. roads horrible in PM. were sheet of ice@ 4/5p. a bit clearer after heavire R@6- still unplowable packed slush/ice
Monday March 02 2009 no school 1.5" SN Start@3a 1"by 6am. continue through 9/10am. lull in snow. snow showers during afternoon. Very windy. snow drifts 0-3 inches. roads not too bad. could have been a delay. WWA 10p 3/1- 10p 3/2. 4-8" continuously forcast. Powdery/granular. Distinguished snowflakes and sleet, esp. during pm image
Wednesday December 09 2009 no school 8.5" SN No School. 8.5" Sn. ~2"by 3a. ~6" by 7a. FR@9a. R@10a. R compressed Sn. Sn covered roads. Snowball sn.
Wednesday February 10 2010 No school 2" SN Start after 12a. 1.5" by 7a. 1.7"by 11a. Snowy roads. Lull 9a-4p. Partial melt. Roads melted. 0.25" through 9p. Messy Roads overnight through thursday AM. 2hour delay thursday
Tuesday February 16 2010 No School 3.0" SN Forcast 3-7inches. Start@~3a. light snow through am.0.4" on ground by 6a. limited road coverage. 2hour delay issued at 630a. moderate butst of snow 7-8a. Schools closed at 809a. Roads "wet" by ~9a. light/mod snow through 5pm w/ roads recovering. very close call. Slick roads overnight. 2hour delay Wednesday totals image
Tuesday February 23 2010 No School 2.75" Sn Forcast:1-2". Start@~845asR. Sn@9p. ~0.5" by 6a. very wet/heavy snow Barely stuck to roads. Temps 30-31*. only 0.25-.75 on snowpack through 12p-melted as it fell. Didnt stick to roads till after 12p. Should have been ED. Only Wakill, Rondout, Onteora Closed. Mod. Sn during aftrenoon. Lull 6p-9p. 2.75" through 6p. Additional Sn after 9p. See Closing Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010 Headlines image
Wednesday February 24 2010 No School 5.0" Sn 5" 9p 2/23-3a 2/24 on top of 2.75 inches from day before. VERY sticky snow. Never seen snow that sticky before. 1-2 inches on close lines, twigs, and powerlines. Downed brances, and outtages. Horrible roads until plowed at 7am. Stickiness allowed for easy plowing. 7.5" snowpack Wed morning, after 0.25" compression in Tuesday lull. Up to 18" reported in Woodstock" drastic elevational differnces. up to 30 in Catskills. Headlines image
Thursday February 25 2010 No School 2.75" Sn Sn. Never got below freezing WedPM. Rain WedPM-8a. Sn@8a 1.75 by 1030. L.R@2p. Sn comprssed as it fell. total would’ve been higher. Messy roads by 830. big heavy flakes. WS! WUlster(woodstock) WWA Eulster. 20,000 outtages in UC. 5-7,000 in KCSD. 6th and last snow day. First time KCSD 3+ consecutive weather cancellations since possibly Floyd in sep'99. First 3SnDays since atleast blizz'96(2SnDays+2hr upped to SnD). Poss compare to blizz'93. Feb23-25 totals up to 21" in Rifton-SDutchass-NYC. Up to 4ft in Catskills. Headlines Kinston relatively uneffected. image
Friday January 07 2011 No School 6.0" Sn L.Sn start ~430A. Roads coated by 530. Analogous to Jan. 28, 2010 E.D. Produced by frontal system from G. Lakes. Much variation across region. Steady light to mod. snow through out PM. No problem sticking to roads. temps in mid-upper 20's. LEQ ratio ~15:1. Very light and fluffy. Sticks to tree/branches. A pretty snow. Began tapering off ~6PM. Done by 11PM.
Wednesday January 12 2011 No School 8.0" Sn Start ~9PM 1/11. Stick@ 930P. Fell rapidly.. 1" by 11p. Light fluffy.. LEQ 15:1. Most accumulation by 7a. Lsn through PM. Phasing of Large Gr. Lakes low and intense coastal low. C. Low took over around 11p. Quick moving. Tracked over SE Mass. Heaviest E.of H.River and NY. Intense part of low just skim E. NY. Heaviest Up to 2+ feet central mass&conn. Review
Tuesday January 18 2011 No School 2.6" Sn/FR Start~3a. MLK Day Monday= 4day weekend. 1.7" by 6a. mix with sleet by 8am. mix with FR by 9a. .5" ice pellets. .2" coating FR. Rain 11a- 4p. taper off around 5p. .5" ice on top of 2 inches snow. very crusty. Rain made it all heavy and vey hard to shovel. coating of ice on everything. Bent trees. Roads very slushy/mess. Shoveled pavement more dangerous than snow covered due to ice coating. Temps 30-33 peaked in evening. Freezing rain later blamed for gas outtage [see Daily Freeman article from Thursday Jan. 20.] Central Hudson spokesman John Maserjian said this week’s freezing rain and icy conditions “impacted some mechanical operations” at the Spring Street regulator station, causing low pressure in the gas delivery system
Wednesday January 19 2011 No School .4" Sn Strong effects from day before. See SN Day Jan 18. Initially 2 hour delay. Roads slushy from dayb4. Black ice from fr dayb4. Sn moved in @6a. Coating on top of ice=very slick. Slushy roads instantly became worse. .4" by 8a. brief mix w/ FR@ 8a. LSnow thru 3p. Bent trees still. .2" coating on everything still.
Friday January 21 2011 No School 4.25" Sn Frontal system developed weak srf. low over ohio valley. tracked E.wrd S.of NY, to just off CapeCod. WWA 12a-12p. Snow Begin~10PM. Coating by 1030. Rates of .25"/hr. 3.0inches by 5a. Snow tapered off by~ 730a. Could have been delay if snow ended 2hr earlier. "Epic 1 day week." MLK Day +3 snow days. See previous snow days. As of Jan 20 PM Lower/mid kingston "gas outtage." Numerous homes w/o gas/heat. Possibly inc. KHS. Several road digs near lower broadway & @Andrew St. See Jan. 18 Snow day 5th snow day in 2 weeks.
Tuesday February 1 2011 No School 4.0" Sn Start@~3AM. 1.5" by 7a. AccFinish@~2PM. L.Sn thru 5p. Low pressure develop over missouri move thru Ohio Valley along&N of I70. Very W-E zonal flow: Ohio-N.Y. Begin Sticking by 330a. Roads bad thru evening- never get better b4 Feb2 storm. Light&Fluffy.
Wednesday February 2 2011 No School 3.00" FR Start@~11p. Weak band@~9p. Taper off@~10a. Very Impressive system develop over mississisppi valley. track texas to ny bring intense storms to E.US. Blizzard of 2011/"century." Large/Impressive front. Constant Frozen rain/ice pellets. heavy at times. roads messy/covered through evening because of ice pellet nature- hard to clean/plow completely…… Main low&wrap around system=Snow/sleet/ice squall@6:30PM— 0.2inches wonS.setunim01|ni#wonS.setunim01|ni showers through other areas overnight. Total overnight=.25" (including squall). No Delay Thursday. Messy side roads. Could have easily been a delay.. possibly in a less winter winter. See 2011 Groundhog's Day Blizzard
Friday February 25 2011 No School 1.5" Snow Rain/Snow@~1AM. .75" through 6am. Periodic change over to rain. Round of steady snow 6:30-7:30. Delay. Upped to Closing at 7:30. Steady rain at 8A. plowed roads a slushy mess after 6:30 snow. Slick through 8A. 9A: kingston roads not bad for a snow day. could have gotten away with a delay. Advertised threat of flooding from heavy rains.. 0.5"R. 8th snow day(record).
Friday March 11 2011 No School Flooding Rain Rain Thursday into Friday: 3.14 inches of rain. PLUS Ground still saturated from 2.5 inches of rain from Sunday. significant snow melt ~6inches Sunday-Friday. 9th "Snow Day"- lose last day of spring break
Thursday September 8 2011 No School Flooding Rain Remnants of tropical storm Lee caused rain for the past 3-4 days. Heavy band of rain set up from Chesapeake, western PA & Central NY on wednesday, shifted east. Rivers already still swollen from Hurricane Irene Major floods the week before (closed SUNY Ulster for the whole previous week). Up to 6-8 inches of rain across southern& central new york from Lee on top of 8-10 inches from Irene. Thruway threatened to shut down from Syracuse-Albany & MHV. Flash Flooding. Roads impassible across southern ny. Many schools closed/delayed. Many Greene county schools closed for up to 2 weeks.
Friday February 24 2012 No School 03.25" Sn Sn@~3a. Band of wet heavy snow through ~5am. began to taper off and compress around 6a. All residual done by 7a. Snowy roads turned to slush by 7a. Plowed roads totally clear. main roads just wet. side roads snowy/slushy. high h2o concentration helped road snow liquify fairly quickly. temps @ 32 @ 6a. temps @33 @ 8a. overnight lows ~30. Radar
Thursday March 1 2012 No School 00.25" Sleet See affects of ED February 29. 4.3" Sn day before. lull at 4p. Light Driz during lull. Sn compress/liquefy- - some pooling water at blocked drains. Roads slushy- - mostly wet. plowed roads fine- - just wet. Main low trek great lakes-northeast overnight. proceeded by area of heavy precip. Precip@~2a- - likely initial burst of sleet followed by light sleet/drizzle. sleet to drizzle by 6a. drizzle through 8a. 0.25" coating slush on roads thru 730a. wet. delay issued @545a. upgraded to closing@730a. could have gotten away with a delay.
Monday October 29 2012 No School N/A N/A **Hurricane Sandy: State of emergency declared for Ulster County in association with Hurricane Sandy. Forecast: Flooding along Hudson River due to surge, winds gusting 60 to 70 mph, Rain 1 to 2 inches, localized flooding, widespread power outages… through Tuesday morning.
Tuesday October 30 2012 No School N/A N/A Hurricane Sandy: State of emergency declared for Ulster County in association with Hurricane Sandy. Power outages across the region, and extreme storm surge flooding along the Hudson River/tributaries.


saturday November 13 2004 xxx 2.2" snow
monday December 06 2004 ??? 2.3" snow
monday December 20 2004 ??? 2.3" snow
sunday December 26 2004 xxx .5" snow
Wednesday January 05 2005 ??? 2.4" snow
thursday January 06 2005 ??? 6.2" snow
saturday January 08 2005 xxx .4" snow
Tuesday January 11 2005 ??? 3.1" snow
sunday January 16 2005 xxx .6" snow
wednesday January 19 2005 ??? 1.2" snow
saturday January 22 2005 xxx 12.2" snow
wednesday January 26 2005 ??? 1.6" snow
wednesday February 16 2005 ??? 1.75" snow
sunday February 20 2005 xxx 5.5" snow
thursday February 24 2005 ??? 1.5" snow
monday February 28 2005 ??? 10.5" snow
tuesday March 08 2005 ??? 4.25" snow
friday March 18 2005 ??? 3.75" snow
Wednesday March 23 2005 ??? 10.0" snow
saturday January 07 2006 xxx 0.5" snow
sunday January 15 2006 xxx 2.0" snow school next day
sunday febuary 12 2006 xxx 4.0" snow school next day
tuesday January 09 2007 ??? dusting snow between 7pm-8pm
sat-sun jan 13-14 2007 xxx .1" freezing rain the night of:
sun-mon jan 14-15 2007 xxx .2" freezing rain the night of | MLK Jr. Day monday
Thur-fri febuary 2-3 2007 ??? 2.5" snow the night of
Wednesday March 14 2007 xxx xxx xxx
friday December 07 2007 xxx .5" snow started at ~2:30 ended at ~3:30
sun-mon Dec 30-31 2007 xxx 7" snow 8pm-7am. Wet&sticky snow. Winter break
tuesday January 01 2008 xxx 5" snow 7:30/8 am- 12/12:30pm. Winter break
saturday feb 9 2008 XXX 3.75" snow "started ~9am ended ~6pm
sunday feb.10 2008 XXX 1.75" snow 1.5" between 7:30am- 9:30. stopped..5"melted. squall squall 4-4:15pm .25"
fri-sat feb.29-mar.01 2008 xxx 4" snow start 8P fri R@10 Snow@12a-7a
wednesday November 26 2008 xxx <Trace snow light flurries early morning hours. some "sticky" flakes. ened/melted@ 9:30am
sat-sun Dec. 06-07 2008 xxx .1" snow started@9p sat. light ss thru nite. flurries&v.light ss sun AM. end@~9/10am. stuck to roads thru morning. slick spots. melted by 12pmSun
Sunday December 21 2008 xxx 5" Snow began ~1-2am Sun. Continue thru ~2pm. Lite/ffy. Rds SN covered@8a. Would be N.S. SS /nite- coating. Slushy Rds Mon AM. 2hr poss.not likely.
Wednesday December 31 2008 xxx 3.25" Snow began ~3/4am. Continue through ~1:30 pm.Light fluffy. Winter Break.numerous car accidents. ~1 inch by 6am. Would be no school. Windy with some blowing. not a problem. bad roads through evening.
Friday January 2 2009 xxx dusting Snow brief shower ~1:30/2pm. winter break
Sat-Sun Jan 10-11 2009 xxx 5.2 Snow WS!Forecast 5-10in.S@~2p. Mix w/sleet@ times. R12-2a(unexpected). SnE@~6a. WouldB NS Sun. Roads bad thru PM
Sunday January 18 2009 xxx 3.2 Snow Start aft 12a. 3" by 10a. would be NS taper2SS. Roads cleared. SS throughout day. (.5)" by 10p. (.5)"= not enought to plow=messy roads through mon AM. would be 2hr mon→MLK=NS
Friday January 30 2009 xxx .5" Snow between 6pm and 9pm. stuck to roads. might have been a delay saturday, probally not
Sunday February 22 2009 xxx .75" Snow light snow ~9a-6p. changed over to drizzle for a time. amt is approximate(was out of town@the time. returned Sunday night) Amt is conservative. likely 0.75"-1.25"
Saturday December 4 2009 xxx 1.4" Snow Sn~12-9p. Wet. peak@~6p. Accu mainly on grass. Roads fairly clean. Never got to delay status. Pictures
Sat-Sun Dec 19-20 2009 xxx .2" Snow Forcast: 5-10inches. FAIL. snow overnight. See2009 Blizzard
Sunday December 26 2009 xxx 1.75" Snow Sn~12a. Initially FR/SL. Wet Sn. Large flakes. quickly accumullated. done by~2am. drizzle. messy am roads. Rain showers. likely delay at least. possible cancelation. Pictures
Tuesday December 28 2009 xxx .2" Snow period of snow ~4-8a. wet snow. stuck to roads. stoped and melted after 8.
Thursday December 31 2009 xxx 1.9" Snow 8am-12am. Stick to roads. compacted on side streets. would be no school if better timing. Flurries to end the year :)
Friday January 1 2010 xxx .25" Snow Periodic light snow during the PM and evening
Saturday January 2 2010 xxx .3" Snow Clearing overnight gave way to Am snow. taper off by 8. Snow cover roads. Slick. Compacted where it didnt melt.
Sunday January 3 2010 xxx .9" Snow PM snow. slushy/messy roads through monday am. no delay monday
Sunday March 14 2010 xxx T Hail light rain overnight. Trace coating of pea size hail in rifton from mid/late sun AM. Possible rifton tstorm seen on radar sun AM. Kingston Reports pea size hail ~12:30/1 PM. Before start of shamrock run/ St Patricks day parade. Chilly rain for parade. PK reports High 51 Low 40
Saturday November 27 2010 xxx none flurries first flurries of the year. cold (29/30) and overcast. decent flurries between 10a&2p. Lake effect.
Friday December 10 2010 xxx .2" Snow FIRST SNOW. Light snow developed around 1PM. Dusting by 3PM. Light snow thoughout afternoon. 0.2" by 9p. All roads and grass coated. Fluffy dry snow. AM temps were very cold…13*F @7a. Wouldn't be a delay. Taper off by 10pm
Sunday December 12 2010 xxx glaze ice pre-dawn rain froze on surfaces. Driveway coated. slick. Ice slush on side roads. prob not enough for delay. began melting ~730. slippery parts melted by 8. rain throughout day. PK high 58. fog. ground frozen.
Sun-Mon December 26-27 2010 xxx 10" Snow Stom not recognized til Fri eve. Forecast 7-14inches. WS! Georgia-Canada. Blizzard! NJ-Canada (inc. DutchessC. south, All Conn&RI) 30" ME. Track/bomb just off LI/Mass. 975mb? Light snow begin ~1PM. Very Gusty. Snow end ~5AM. Drifts to 15". Many 8-13" measures. Hard to get accurate measure total likely 10-11. Summay | Review 12"+ reports from Esopus area.
Saturday January 29 2011 xxx .5" Snow Morning to early afternoon. No direct observation- HMUN in boston. Residual evident sunday afternoon.
Saturdy February 5 2011 xxx 1.5" Snow Sn develop around 7am. Stick to roads @~9am. Change to rain@~11am. Slushy/slick side roads. main roads fine. Cold light/steady rain.
Sunday February 13 2011 xxx 0.1" Snow Mid day squall/snow shower. 12:30-1:00PM. Large flakes, uneven accumulation distribution.
Sunday February 27 2011 xxx 2.0" Snow Start@~11P. End@~5A. GrLakes Clipper. 2-6" through NY. LSn. Fairly wet. Roads pretty clear by 8A- fine once plowed. Would be delay.
Saturday October 29 2011 xxx 5.7" Snow Start@1P. End at 1AM. NorEaster developed FridayN/Sat. Brought Record snow to northeast. WS! Virginia-Maine. Wet heavy snow+trees in leaf=downed branches/powerlines from PA-NEngland. Over 24" in Peru,MA. Kingston accumulations ended@~9p. Began to compress on self despite continued Lsnow. Messy/Slushy roads @night. Snow covered roads btw 3&7pm— plowed 2x. Due to timing, would prob be delay sunday. Maybe normal. If occurred in AM on weekday would be Cancelled. Totals
Monday January 2 2012 xxx 00.10" Snow widespread lake effect resulted in periods of snow showers during the afternoon and evening(before 7p). Coating on grass/cars/curb by 6pm. Parts of Rt32 coated in tillson/rosendale. Schools on break til the 3rd.
Saturday January 21 2012 xxx 02.75" Snow Sn@~2/3am. 0.75" by 7am. Tapered off by 1pm. WWA 1am-3pm. let expire at 2pm. Widespread snowfall. 6-10 inches from cape cod to NYC. light and fluffy. Would definitely have been a cancellation. Roads snowy through evening. first widespread snowfall of the year
Saturday February 11 2012 xxx 00.15" Sn Light snow developed at 3a. coating on cars/grass by 6am. Patchy coating on driveways/curbs. Light snow/flurries through 10a. melted immediately. Combination of arctic cold front/offshore low- - 1-2 inches forecasted. Strong, wind whipped flurries between about 8pm and 9pm- - front related
Saturday March 31 2012 xxx **00.50" Sn BEST ESTIMATE: (out of town) Weak system brought light precip to region late friday night. Radar indicates that precip moved in by 11PM Friday and ended by 7AM Saturday. Temperature charts show temperatures falling below 35 degrees between 4AM and 5AM through 8AM or 9AM. Coating of snow on grassy surfaces. Official totals: Catskills up to 3", Woodstock 2", Ulster Park 1.6", Saugerties .5", Rhinebeck/Red Hook .5", Poughkeepsie 0". "Less than an inch" characterized by multiple observers in kingston. Estimate of .5" for Kingston, with higer amounts across higher areas and lower amounts closer to ther river, is a blend of local reports and analyzed temperature grids, and believed to be a best estimate, with actual figures believed to be between 0.3" and 0.75". Worth noting that grass had already begun to grow, so visual observations of snow accumulated on grass would appear greater than reality. Typical light late season snow.
Saturday November 24 2012 xxx 0.00" Flurries Widespread lake effect snow event.. Vermont to Hudson Valley, West Virginia through Ohio. Frequent flurries throughout the day, some brief snow showers during the evening. Some larger lingering snowflakes on car roof, but otherwise no accumulations. Image Radar

*note: xxx indicates that something is "inapplicable" such as if it snowed on Saturday there would be no delay, even though if the same storm occurred on a Monday school may have been canceled. ??? indicates that information is missing.

Visual correlation between snow amount, time, and effectas of january 20, 2012
squares= no cancellation, diamonds= delay, circles= cancellations
pink= ice accumulation, green= changed over to rain, lines= snowfall after measurement

Forementioned 2004- 2011 winter seasons info
This graph shows the events listed above. The bars are the cumulative amount for any given date. The Yellow dots below each day indicate that it was a 2 hour delay; the red dots indicate that school was cancelled.

Please note:This graph may contain error

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