SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – If Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning to summer, Labor Day weekend marks summer’s unofficial end.
While humidity and temperatures did feel summer-like this Labor Day weekend, the lack of substantial sunshine Sunday made it tough to enjoy it as much as possible.
“It’s very cloudy. I’d like a little bit of sun, it’s also a little humid. I would have preferred it was a little less humid and less cloudy,” said Poornachandran Manikantan from Longmeadow.
With many outdoor pools closed for the season, some people clung on to summer by playing in the sprinklers for perhaps the last time this year.
Our unsettled Labor Day weekend brought a cloudy unofficial end to a season that’s had plenty of sunshine.
“We’ve had good warm weather. Summer weather’s been fantastic and we haven’t had these three, four days where it gets really really hot and humid so it seems like it’s been a really good summer,” said Lou Kornet from Longmeadow.
While summer temperatures have actually been near, if not slightly warmer than normal, our lack of searing heat has left some people wanting more.
“I’d like to see some warmer temperatures. We didn’t have much to talk about so yes, an Indian Summer or whatever you want to call it,” said James McKenzie from Springfield.
This summer will also be remembered as being a wetter than normal one with a rainfall surplus measuring in the inches, but with a lot of that rain coming all at once it meant for lots of dry time as well.
Officially, summer doesn’t end until September 21st, so there’s still time to catch up on the summer heat some people have been missing.