Last week, we were dealing with an early-season snowstorm.
On average in the Springfield area, we see our first inch of snowfall on November 23. Now this week it’s extreme cold, arriving just in time for Thanksgiving.
“The jet stream really taking a dip and pulling in a lot of colder air from our north,” said 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Nick Bannin. “Temperatures not even normal for January, colder than it would be for January and here we are very colder than average in November.”
Our average high temperature for this time of year is 47 degrees. The record low high temperature for Thursday at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee is 28 degrees.
We have a very good chance of breaking that record with temperatures expected to only be in the lower 20s on Thanksgiving Day.
“Well it’s quite a shock, I do a lot of hiking all year round especially up in the Quabbin area and I can’t remember when it’s gotten quite this cold,” said John Zebb of Enfield, Connecticut. “Tomorrow will be something, I’m out here today so I won’t be out here tomorrow.”
In addition to the col,d it will also be a windy Thanksgiving and wind chills are expected to get down well below zero.