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Snow may stick around for a couple of days

Dec 18, 2020 1:15 pm

Eduardo Medina is reporting for the Times Union freezing temperatures means the snow will be with us for a while. After a powerful nor'easter dropped 15 to 30 inches of snow in the Capital Region on December 17, the National Weather Service expects the snow will stick around for at least a couple of days because below-freezing temperatures will continue at least through the weekend. “We will see an increase in some sunshine,” said Tom Wasula, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Albany. That sunshine could help with melting some snow still on the roads, but the “actual snowpack,” he added, “won’t be melting much at all.” Temperatures Friday night are expected to drop to 5 degrees Fahrenheit, which could harden and compact the snow. With a final total of 22.9 inches at the Albany Airport, the December 16-17, 2020 snowstorm ranks as the 8th largest snowstorm of all-time and 4th all-time greatest December snowstorm. On Sunday, the Capital Region may get into the mid-30s. But that does not mean a significant melting of the snowpack, Wasula said.

No snow emergency in the city of Hudson, but parking instructions have been posted to the city website. Normal alternate side parking rules are generally in effect. However, on Friday afternoon, orange no parking signs will be posted. Drivers are advised to look out for the signs and to refrain from parking where the signs are located after midnight, Sat., Dec. 19. Overnight parking is permitted on the odd side of the street unless otherwise indicated. Parking is allowed on both sides in municipal lots.

The village of Catskill Police Department's parking plan for snow removal remains in effect. All vehicles must be parked on the odd side of the street from 8 p.m., Friday, until 8 a.m., Saturday. Cars must be moved in the same way, every 12 hours until the snow emergency is canceled. Parking enforcement will remain in effect. Any vehicle parked in violation of village parking regulations, hindering the removal of snow, will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense. Details can be found on the village of Catskill Police Department Facebook page.

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