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Hudson Valley residents enjoy unusually warm weather

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With unusual warm weather hitting the Hudson Valley, many people stepped outside to enjoy the spring-like weather Sunday. Time Warner Cable News Reporter Jessica Chen has the details.

SUGAR LOAF. N.Y. -- T-shirts and flip flops, it's an usual sight this time of the year.

"I’m wearing a T-shirt and jeans and that’s it," said Harmony Zimmerman.

The temperature, which reached into the 60s on Sunday, had many people stepping outside in Sugar Loaf to enjoy the spring-like weather.

"If it was cold, I’d be in the mall," said Warwick Resident Julie Feliciano. "I wouldn't be outside shopping."

Many shoppers, like Feliciano, hit the boutiques on Kings Highway to do some outdoor Christmas shopping, a boost, local store Owner, Kiki Rosener said she is thankful for.

"If last weekend's snow had been this weekend, I’m afraid there wouldn't have been, even the die hards, wouldn't have come out," said Rosener.

The unseasonably warm weather brought many people outside to enjoy it, but just a few hours away from the Hudson Valley, the weather didn't fare as warm.

Emergency crews have been battling the ice that has blanketed much of the Northern region, including in Jefferson County.

Over the weekend, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a Winter Ice Storm Emergency warning residents there to stay off the roads.

And this, Goshen Resident, Chrystal said, is what she expected here.

"It was terrifying cold last week to the point I went outside and it’s so cold that the inside of your nose freezes instantly," said Chrystal.

But in the meantime, Hudson Valley residents are not letting this warm weather go without enjoying it, even if it's just for a little bit.

"With the more warmer weather, I find it makes everyone happier, less stressed," said Rosener.

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