Tuesday November 26

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Two storms this week
School Forecast through:
Friday November 29th
Last Updated: 6:00PM Tuesday November 26, 2019
Delay No School Early Dismissal
NOPE YES! NOPE

6PM Tuesday

Temperatures across the mid-Hudson Valley made it up to a balmy 60 degrees today. This was the warmest that it's been since November 1st when temperatures reached 70. Unfortunately, the rest of the week will feature dropping temperatures and a more active weather pattern. Two storms will impact Ulster County before we closeout the weekend.

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The first storm of the week will impact us tomorrow. Rain is likely to overspread the region Wednesday afternoon and continue through the evening. Temperatures for this storm are likely to approach 50 degrees, so it will feel notably cooler than today, especially with the lack of sunshine.The storm departs on Thursday, but should leave behind overcast skies with periodic breaks of sun. Winds also pick up Thursday behind the storm with gusts of 15 to 25 mph possible Thursday afternoon. Winds this strong will be noticeably breezy, but should not result in widespread local impacts. The biggest weather impact on Thursday could be the grounding of the balloons at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. The balloons get taken down when sustained winds reach 23 mph or gusts reach 34 mph. The National Weather Service is currently forecasting sustained winds up to 26 mph with gusts up to 39 mph in NYC. By Friday the winds will calm down and the skies should be mostly clear with temperatures only making it to around 40. Saturday remains dry, with temperatures again struggling to reach 40 degrees.

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The second half of the weekend could get interesting. Clouds increase Saturday evening ahead of our second storm. This second storm is likely to bring precipitation to our region Sunday into Monday. At this time, it appears that the storm should pass far enough south to allow cold air to remain locked in place over Ulster County. This means that, at this time, a primarily snow/ice event is likely. The best estimate for timing is currently Sunday morning through Sunday night. Being five days out, it is too early to specify how much snow we are likely to see, but moderate snow accumulations are possible. The more the initial cold air remains anchored in place, the more accumulation potential there will be. If the storm moves further north, it will erode the cold air more, resulting in more mixed precipitation. At this time, confidence is moderately-high that the storm will impact us. Confidence is moderate that there will be snow impacts on Sunday.

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If you're part of the Kingston City School District enjoy having the rest of the holiday week off. I plan to have daily evening updates through Friday. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

-Ethan

Impact Probabilities
Updated: 4:15 Tuesday November 26th
Valid through Monday December 2nd

Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
Delay Nope
Nope
Nope
Nope Nope
Medium
Closing
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Closed
Low
Dismissal
Nope
Nope
Nope
Nope
Nope
Very Low
Snow/ice Very Low
Very Low Very Low
Very Low High
Low
Rain High
Very Low
Very Low
Very Low Low
Low
< 32°F
Very Low
Low
Medium
High
High
High
High Wind
Very Low
Medium
Low
Very Low Very Low Medium
Delay, Closing, and Dismissal refer to potential school impacts. All other categories are weather conditions. Impact probabilities offer a general sense of upcoming conditions, but are not specific forecasts.

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