Up to 16″ of snow forecast for Wednesday

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

With some parts of the region still in the dark from last Friday’s storm, another nor’easter is making its way toward the Hudson Valley— and it’s a doozy.

The entire valley is under a National Weather Service winter storm warning. The NWS is calling for 7-12″ with 15″ in some areas across the Mid-Hudson Valley, including Ulster and Dutchess counties. Hudson Valley Weather‘s forecast is for 8-16″ across the valley, from Westchester to Greene and Columbia counties, and 7-14″ in the Catskills.

Light snowfall will begin in the early morning hours Wednesday, increasing after dawn and reaching its peak from the late morning through afternoon (1-2″ per hour). Expect difficult travel conditions for the afternoon commute.


Last week’s nor’easter left 77,000 without power at its height. Central Hudson doesn’t expect disruptions on that scale from this storm.

“While forecasts indicate snow accumulations and windy conditions, the storm is not expected to be as severe as Friday’s nor’easter,” said Charles A. Freni, senior vice president of Customer Services and Transmission & Distribution Operations. “As a precaution, we are preparing crews and assembling resources in the event of problems resulting from this storm, and we continue to stay abreast of weather predictions so that we can plan accordingly.”