BLANDFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – A short distance could mean a big difference in terms of snowfall here in western Massachusetts Friday.
Residents of the lower Pioneer Valley were waking up to only raindrops early Friday, but it was a different story in the Hilltowns just to the west of the Connecticut River.
Heavy, wet snow was coming down at a steady rate along the Massachusetts Turnpike in Blandford Friday morning. The 22News Storm Team says that there will be dramatic differences in total snowfall over just a short distance, with elevation being an important factor.
As of 5:00 A.M., there were Winter Storm Warnings in effect for all of Berkshire County, as well as western portions of Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties. Eastern Franklin County is under a Winter Weather Advisory, while eastern portions of Hampden and Hampshire Counties did not have any active winter weather warnings or advisories. All of western Massachusetts, however, is currently under a wind advisory, due to the strong winds this storm is expected to bring.Click here to view the latest snowfall map.