November warmth continues in WMass

We tied the record high of 72 degrees on Friday.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – November is typically the month we start to transition from fall to winter weather with the leaves coming off the trees and cooler temperatures moving in, but so far this November it’s felt more like September with highs in the 60s and 70s. 

Our average high temperature for this time of year should only be in the lower 50s. The jet stream has been well to our north allowing warmer air from the south to work into New England.

There have been some benefits to the warm weather. “I have not put my heater on yet so this is saving me a lot of money since the house is kinda big. On the contrary I open up the windows so all the fresh air can go in,” said Mirta Rodriquez of Springfield.

The warm weather however could keep some plants from going dormant like they’re supposed to this time of year.

“They could start spurting out a little bit of new growth and when the frost and cold weather come that’ll get damaged,” said Peter Furnari, the store manager of Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield.

It’s also not that unusual for us to get snow this time of year. Last year on November 15th the Berkshires picked up a light accumulation and in 1986 and 1987 we had snow on for Veterans Day.

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