There is an end in sight to the winter season. Temperatures are warming up, and snow in the forecast is becoming more scarce.
Now we did have a March snowstorm this year, but it still doesn’t compare to some March snowstorms in the past.
Springfield picked up over 6 inches of snow the first few days of March, but that’s not rare. The month typically finishes with almost 9 inches.
But we’ve seen more March snow in the past.
Just last year, we had three nor’easters in a matter of two weeks. Back in 2017, on March 14 record-breaking snow fell at the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, with a whopping 21.7 inches. Way back in 1949, the first day of the month saw the end of a snowstorm that brought nearly 20 inches. An end-of-March, and April Fools Day, a blizzard dumped over 17 inches in 1997. And a mid-March snowstorm in 1993 blanketed Western Massachusetts in a foot of snow.
And while we saw a slow start to winter this year, many people noticed how it ramped up more recently.
“Winter so far has only hit somehow in the past month or so. Um, my area got so much snow, and I had to drive pretty far to work and it was a struggle,” Katharine from Whitman told 22News.
“Yeah the beginning of the year it was scarce and quiet, and then it started to pick up toward the end of it,” Mark Morin in Chicopee explained.
Since records began in 1945, Chicopee has seen seven separate March snowstorms that have dumped at least a foot of snow.