Above: An inch of snowy, icy slush is cause for celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Photo via the Great Western Catskills Instagram account.
After almost an entire December without snow, the Catskills got its first significant snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 29. This is great news for the local ski mountains, which have been doing their best to make enough snow to cover the slopes on their own.
Close to an inch of icy snow covered the region last night and this morning, according to the National Weather Service in Albany. (In some places, including Middleburgh and Delhi, 1.5 inches fell.) The ice and sleet will continue to fall throughout the region until Tuesday afternoon, the NWS reports. With luck, it may even last: temperatures are expected to hover around freezing for the rest of the week and into New Year's.
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Below: Snow on a blue morning in Margaretville at WP HQ.