HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – It seemed like this winter would never end. Beginning in late January and continuing through February and into March, New England was hit by one snowstorm after another.
Boston was hit much harder than us here in the western part of the state. They broke their all time record for the snowiest winter with 110.3 inches. The old record was 107.6 inches set during the winter of 1995 to 1996.
“They were really paralyzed for four weeks what a way, I don’t know how they survived I really don’t. I though we head it bad no they had it bad,” Kate Gadbois of Westfield.
“I have a brother who lives in Newton and they have more snow. I have friends that live in Newton but as the snow melts they can not get out because it makes like a pond in front of the house,” said Chunze Zhu of West Hartford, Conn.
But here in western Massachusetts as bad as this winter was we didn’t break any snow fall records.
On average we pick up 48 inches of snow during the winter season this winter we were above normal but not by all that much. We picked up 56.5 inches of snow this winter.
One of the worst winters in recent memory was the winter of 2010 to 2011 when we picked up 71 inches of snow.