Last weekend of winter, but spring may be slow to warm up

Temperatures look to drop colder than average as we head into spring

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – We’ve almost made it! This has been the last weekend of winter and it’s a winter we won’t forget.

“Oh relief. I can’t wait to see grass and flowers and everything. I’m excited about that,” said Tina Kenfield from Springfield

The word relief seemed to summarize how most people feel about the fact that winter is almost over.

“Yay I’m really glad. I’ve had enough. I’m so sick of the snow, I’m so sick of the cold…This has been the worst one I can remember in a long time. It’s good that it’s almost over. I’m happy” said Ann Cieboter from Springfield.

With just a few days to go, the winter of 2014-2015 will be a thing of the past, but the memories of all the snowy days and cold nights with temperatures below zero will last longer than the snow piles.

While February was our snowiest and coldest month, some people look back on January as being the start of our misery.

“I think the worst of it had been January when all the snow actually started to come and schools were cancelled and all the snow just started to pile up on each other and it wouldn’t melt and it wouldn’t go away,” said Mike Roach from Springfield.

Signs of spring are already here, the suns rays are stronger and more direct, snow piles are melting and we’re seeing more puddles on the ground.

Spring officially begins this Friday (March 20th) at 6:45pm, but don’t expect it to feel like spring right away.

Unfortunately there are signs that the colder than normal temperatures could continue into the beginning of April. Only after that may we really notice the consistent arrival of spring weather.

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