There’s no doubt we’ve had a mild start to winter this year in the Pioneer Valley.
The start to winter this year has been pretty uneventful. We were rather warm, and because of that, we saw much more rain than snow.
And the rather lax weather pattern just may last most of this winter at least overall.
The next three months that encompass the cold season are forecast to finish on average close to the typical temperature, meaning we aren’t expecting an extraordinarily frigid season or an abnormally warm one, either.
“I am hoping it’s going to continue,” said Gigi Ribeiro of Springfield. “I was just talking to my husband about it. And he goes ‘it’s been the weirdest winter’. We’ve only had snow maybe literally accumulation maybe once.”
And locals also aren’t looking to be shoveling or snow blowing more this year.
The long-term forecast favors rain and snowfall combined to fall closest to normal, rather than above or below.
In Chicopee, we normally see 34 inches of snow from January to March. So here’s to a not overly-snowy start to 2019.