2023 Calendar Pictures for Each Month
2023 Calendar Photographers
- Carol Pedersen
- Charlie Gruetzner
- Cory Lyons
- Ed Mekeel
- Giuliano Sista
- Heather Ballard
- Jackie Francone
- Megan Wheeler
- Philip Brandon
- Sarah Quatro
- Scott D. Snell
The History of Jim Witt's Long Range Calendars
The original calendars featured black and white photos and Witt’s scientific predictions for long range weather events based on his years of meteorological and scientific research. As interest in the calendar grew, award winning Hudson Valley photographer Joe Deutsch graciously donated his stunning color photographs of the Hudson Valley to appear on the pages of the calendar.
Today’s calendars feature a collection of notable contributing photographers from the Hudson Valley, all of whom donate their photographs for use in the calendar. Twelve monthly photos and a cover photo adorn the calendars and are selected by the HFYF Board members. One is more stunning than the next and selections are aligned based on seasons.
This year’s calendar will cover November 2022 through January 2024.
Jim Witt has formulated a complex system that relies on historic weather patterns in order to predict what the weather will be like years, even decades, ahead. He is especially interested in identifying dates for major weather events like hurricanes and Nor’easters. The precision of his forecasts over the past 40 years has made Witt a successful, charismatic and eerily accurate weather prophet. Witt is also a former high school science teacher.
“The long-range forecasts are important. Professional meteorologists and amateur weather enthusiasts alike are interested in the predictions. On one hand the calendar allows me to use my passion for weather to generate funds for kids who face a complex array of life’s challenges, and on the other hand, the forecasts can help local and state government as well as everyday folks to be prepared for future adverse weather,” said Witt.
Whether you’re planning a wedding or want the kids to know when there might be a snow day, the calendar is a delight for everyone.