Light snow hits western Massachusetts just 10 days before start of spring

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — Western Massachusetts got a dose of wintry weather Sunday morning, just 10 days before the official start to spring.

For many, it was just a dusting, but it was enough to have local residents grumbling about having to break out their winter gear, after several rounds of snow the past month. 

There were four rounds of snow in February, and Sunday marked the second time we’ve seen slick conditions from snow so far this month. Within the first few days of March, Springfield picked up over six inches.

“So what I’m looking forward to this spring is nice weather to go outside put the snow shovel away,” Robert Pratt from Easthampton told 22News. 

Related: Snow totals across western Mass.

And we might not see much more snow this season.

High temperatures will jump to the 40s this coming week and will start hitting the 50s regularly toward the end of the month. But even if we get one day cold enough for snow, it wouldn’t be that uncommon.

We’ve seen plenty of March snowstorms in the past. In 2017, a March snowstorm brought nearly two feet of snow to the Pioneer Valley.

And another major storm named the March Superstorm, brought snow all across the east coast in 1993, dumping over a foot on western Massachusetts. 

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