A summer scortcher in early spring?!

Hudson Valley residents were hit with an early spring heatwave this week with temperatures crawling up to the 90s in parts of the region. These warm weather conditions certainly left their mark.

Unfortuantely, due to the dry conditions and wind, there were a handful of wild brush fires across the area. The DEC shared last week that Putnam and Columbia County Forest Rangers and Firefighters battled smaller blazes while officials in Blooming Grove worked tirelessly to put out flames that spread up a mountain.

Red Flag and Fire Watch Warnings were issued all over New York State throughout the week.

Read More:  Forest Rangers Contain Dangerous Wildland Fires Across the Region

DEC, Putnam County
DEC, Putnam County

Heatwave Brings Record-Breaking Temps to Poughkeepsie, New York

According to the National Weather Service in Albany, the heatwave we experience this week was a record-breaker. On Thursday, April 13th the National Weather Service tweeted:

With a current temperature of 88F, Poughkeepsie has tied the record for today set back in 1945. A new record will likely be set with another hour or two of additional warming

And they were right! Poughkeepsie clocked in at 90F on April 14th.  They predict that Friday's temperature will also break a record. However, it looks like we'll be back to normal April weather next week.

Showers and temperatures in the 60s and 70s are set to return according to the National Weather Service.
Now that the Hudson Valley has got its first touch of summer-like conditions in early spring, we need to know...did you turn your AC on yet?

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22 Drive-In Theaters Left In New York State

Whether you’re looking for a hit of nostalgia or a unique night out - here are the 22 remaining drive-in movie theatres for your outdoor movie-viewing pleasure here in New York State.

Cool Off and Take a Dip at These Local Swimming Pools in the Hudson Valley

There’s nothing quite like taking a dip in a swimming pool during the warm summer months. The first toe dip, the laps across the pool and sunshine beaming on you as you relax in a float are all things I look forward to.

I don’t have a pool but I have friends who do have their own swimming pool. However, schedules don’t always match up for a swim date. I have been to local swimming pools before and I believe it’s such a smart idea that different counties and towns have this as an option.

Check out these Hudson Valley public swimming pools below.

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