Monday January 2, 2012

Roller-coaster week.

7:45 P.M. Monday January 2, 2012

Welcome to Kingston Snows!!

School Forecast For:
Tuesday January 3, 2012
Two-Hour Delay
Cancellation Early Dismissal
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*Updated during regular update times, or when there is a chance of a delay

An arctic cold front is sweeping across New York state setting off widespread lake effect snow. Periodic flurries are possible through the night. There should be no real impact, other than some grass and car coatings. The main result will be that highs will only making it into the mid-upper 20's on Tuesday and Wednesday. Low's will fall into the lower teens and single digits. Windchills may reach zero for a time Tuesday night. By Thursday, however, temperatures will have moderated back up near 40 degrees. Temperatures may even push the upper 40's by next weekend.

Precipitation-wise, it should remain quite dry during this time frame. Other than tonight's flurries, the only other precipitation may be flurries on Thursday.


The normal high temperature this time of year is about 35 degrees.
The average low is around 16 degrees.

In January 2007:

7 days saw temperatures break 50 degrees
2 days saw temperatures break 60 degrees
On the 6th, Poughkeepsie peaked at 70 degrees
total frozen precipitation for the month was 0.9 inches

That winter went on to feature an 11 inch snowfall in mid-February, and a 16 inch snowfall in mid-March. Total snowfall that winter was 38 inches. Link: Recent seasonal snowfall totals.

Next Update:
Wednesday Evening.

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