December 2013 Snow Events
Total Snowfall Delays Early Dismissals Cancellations Snow events*
16.2" 1 0 3 8

*note: measurable snow events
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Winter 2013-2014

Day Date Year Closings Amount Road Amount Type Note
Friday December 6 2013 xxx 1.2" 0.50" Sl/Sn Rain change over to sleet/ice pellets@8:15p, snow@~10p, begin to taper@~12a. ~0.2" Sleet/Ice pellets, 1.0" snow.
Monday December 9 2013 No School 0.3" 0.2" Sl/Fr S@11p as Sl/FrDrizzle. 0.2" Sleet, 0.1" Ice glaze. Drizzle/Freezing drizzle through ~3a through 11a. Two hour delay, upped to closing at 9a.
Tuesday December 10 2013 No School 1.2" 0.5" Black Ice/Snow S@830a. National Weather Service forecast of "Snow likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 33. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible." (Kingston grid forecast of 1.2" between 7am and 1pm, 0.3" through 5pm. 20% at 6am, up to 60-70% 9a-2p, 25%@5p. Temps forecast to hold steady arround 32/31. Patchy black ice from day before possibly a factor, but roads were all just wet leading up to 6am. 3a-6a temps 33-31. All Ulster schools closed. Onteora&saugerties delay (black ice) upped to closing.
Thursday December 12 2013 No impact Trace 0.00" Snow Trace of snow on cars from overnight hours. Subfreezing temperatures kept undisturbed trace around until Thursday evening.
Sat-Sun December 14-15 2013 xxx 8.5" 8.5" Snow S@~4a. E@~11a. 0.2" by 5a, 1.2" by 12p, 2.2" by 4p. 5.5" by 8p. Light sleet/freezing drizzle @3a. Flurries through 11a. Low tracked from central plains-ohio valley- long island. widespread 6-12 inch snowfall across NY/New England. Powdery— temps in the mid 20s to upper 20s.
Tuesday December 17 2013 No School 4.0" 4.0" Snow S@~7a, E@~6p. Low pressure weakened over Ohio valley, second low formed off Delmarva. Tracked just south of Long Island and NE Tuesday evening. WWA from 5a to 7p. Very powdery— Poughkeepsie reported low of 2@4a— lowest December temp since Dec. 23, 2008. Began sticking to roads immediately, roads snow covered by 9am. Poor road conditions throughout rest of day. Roads very poor through 10p… possibly related to powdery nature. @10p: side roads up to 2 inches of snowy slush mess that wasn't being plowed, main roads (broadway/washington: extensive snow caked on to roadway. Kingston, Onteora, Saugerties, Ellenville, Arlington closed. New Paltz, Highland, Marboro, Wallkill early dismissal.
Wednesday December 18 2013 Delay 0.0" <1.0" Snow Affects of December 17, 2013 Cancellation.
Tuesday December 24 2013 xxx 0.6" 0.25" Snow S@630p,E@700p. Small burst of snow associated with cod front developed across mid hudson valley. Tracked southeastward toward lower NY. Temperatures fell from ~30 during snow to lower 20s within the following hours. Slick road conditions and black ice widespread. Up to 1.75 in Poughkeepsie.
Thursday December 26 2013 xxx 0.2" 0.1" Snow S@~10a, E@~11a. Clipper moved through NY/NE. Touched off light snow. Brief, light snow in mid-hudson valley between 10am and 11am. Light coating on some roads in immediate after-period, but no real impact.
Tuesday December 31 2013 xxx 0.2" 0.2" Snow Light flurries after 11a. Continued as light flurries and snow showers through the evening.
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