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Spring finally decides to show up in the Hudson Valley

Men play basketball on the courts at the

Men play basketball on the courts at the White Plains Middle School Eastview Campus nearing the end of a day where the temperature broke 80 degrees. (April 9, 2013) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

As flowers bloom, temperatures soar and the sun shines, many Hudson Valley residents made a point of trying to spend as much time as possible outside.

Men play basketball on the courts at the
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Men play basketball on the courts at the White Plains Middle School Eastview Campus nearing the end of a day where the temperature broke 80 degrees. (April 9, 2013)

Alexander Dedvukaj, 4, of Harrison, shovels sand at
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

Alexander Dedvukaj, 4, of Harrison, shovels sand at Oakland Beach in Rye as the sunny weather hovered above 80 degrees. (April 9, 2013)

Jacob Oestreicher, 7, throws a bucket of water
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Jacob Oestreicher, 7, throws a bucket of water in retaliation onto Kieran Flores, 7, both of Harrison, as the children play on a warm day at Oakland Beach in Rye. Olivia Dedvukaj, 4, of Harrison, looks on. (April 9, 2013)

Anthony Lazarakis, 5, of Harrison, center, plays in
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Anthony Lazarakis, 5, of Harrison, center, plays in the wet sand as the sunny weather hovered above 80 degrees at Oakland Beach in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Children from the Kelly, McIntosh and Teillon families
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Children from the Kelly, McIntosh and Teillon families of Rye pose for a photo while enjoying sunny weather hitting 80 degrees at Oakland Beach in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Bear, a 4-year-old mini poodle from Mamaroneck, sits
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Bear, a 4-year-old mini poodle from Mamaroneck, sits harnessed into owner Paul Himelfarb's motorcycle as they leave Rye Town Park in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Bear, a 4-year-old mini poodle from Mamaroneck, sits
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Bear, a 4-year-old mini poodle from Mamaroneck, sits harnessed into owner Paul Himelfarb's motorcycle as they leave Rye Town Park in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Kelli Voeltz of White Plains walks Bogart, a
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Kelli Voeltz of White Plains walks Bogart, a 5-year-old "goldendoodle," at Rye Town Park in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Children and adults enjoy sunny weather hitting 80
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Children and adults enjoy sunny weather hitting 80 degrees at Oakland Beach in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Various wildlife also came out for the 80-degree
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Various wildlife also came out for the 80-degree weather at Oakland Beach in Rye. (April 9, 2013)

Sophomore Caitlyn Peccerillo throws a Frisbee with friends
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Sophomore Caitlyn Peccerillo throws a Frisbee with friends outside the dorms on the campus of St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill. (April 9, 2013)

College students soak up the sunshine outside the
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College students soak up the sunshine outside the dorms at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill. (April 9, 2013)

Gabrielle Donovan, 2, gets a a push from
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Gabrielle Donovan, 2, gets a a push from her grandfather John McAndrew of Blauvelt as she swings on the playground at Veterans Park in Orangeburg. (April 9, 2013)

Tara Costello, 5, of Pearl River, on the
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Tara Costello, 5, of Pearl River, on the playground at Veterans Park in Orangeburg. (April 9, 2013)

Tara Costello, 5, of Pearl River, has fun
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Tara Costello, 5, of Pearl River, has fun at the playground at Veterans Park in Orangeburg. (April 9, 2013)

Lori Capra of New City reads
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Lori Capra of New City reads "The Shoemaker's Wife" on her Kindle while soaking in some sun near the Hudson River in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

Jaylah Gonzalez, 18 months, of Haverstraw, gets a
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Jaylah Gonzalez, 18 months, of Haverstraw, gets a ride on the playground swings at Veterans Park in Orangeburg. (April 9, 2013)

Sookie, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, stands next
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Sookie, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, stands next to her owner, Peter Occhipinti of Harrison, at the White Plains Bark Park on Main Street north of Interstate 287 during a sunny day. (April 9, 2013)

Miss Monkey Moo Moo, a 4-year-old old Boston
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Miss Monkey Moo Moo, a 4-year-old old Boston bulldog from Harrison, attempts to stay in the shade at the White Plains Bark Park on Main Street north of Interstate 287 during a warm, pleasant day. (April 9, 2013)

Rene Encarnacion, 29, of the Bronx, plays with
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Rene Encarnacion, 29, of the Bronx, plays with Porcha, an English bull terrier and pit bull mix, at the White Plains Bark Park on Main Street north of Interstate 287 during a warm, pleasant day. Encarnacion and his friend, Jodi Ruddel, 34, of Yonkers, traveled from the Bronx to visit the park. (April 9, 2013)

Miss Monkey Moo Moo, a 4-year-old old Boston
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Miss Monkey Moo Moo, a 4-year-old old Boston bulldog from Harrison, sits in the shade at the White Plains Bark Park on Main Street north of Interstate 287 during a warm, pleasant day. (April 9, 2013)

Pedestrians enjoy the warm weather near Flywheel Park
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Pedestrians enjoy the warm weather near Flywheel Park in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

Diners eat outdoors at Confestti Ristorante and Vinoteca
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Diners eat outdoors at Confestti Ristorante and Vinoteca in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

Bicyclists take a break at Bunbury's Coffee Shop
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Bicyclists take a break at Bunbury's Coffee Shop in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

Diners eat outdoors at Confestti Ristorante and Vinoteca
Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

Diners eat outdoors at Confestti Ristorante and Vinoteca in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

A bicyclist enjoys the warm weather near Flywheel
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A bicyclist enjoys the warm weather near Flywheel Park in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

Jim Doyle of Hillsdale, N.J., sunbathes by the
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Jim Doyle of Hillsdale, N.J., sunbathes by the Hudson River in Flywheel Park in Piermont. (April 9, 2013)

People eat lunch along the East River in
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People eat lunch along the East River in lower Manhattan amid warmer weather. For the first time since October, temperatures rose above 70 degrees this week in New York and surrounding areas. (April 9, 2013)

Nicole Elizabeth of the Bronx checks her email
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Nicole Elizabeth of the Bronx checks her email as she lies on a rock in Central Park in Manhattan. Park visitors took advantage of summerlike weather as forecasters called for temperatures up to 80 degrees throughout the area. (April 9, 2013)

People relax on the grass along the East
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People relax on the grass along the East River in lower Manhattan during the first truly warm day in the region in months. (April 9, 2013)

People relax along the East River in lower
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People relax along the East River in lower Manhattan amid summerlike conditions. (April 9, 2013)

People relax along the East River in lower
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People relax along the East River in lower Manhattan during the first summerlike day in the region in several months. (April 9, 2013)

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