HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Mild temperatures took hold of yet another weekend in December. 22News found out how this weather is making people really feel about what is to come this winter season.
Another weekend in December where puffy jackets, gloves, and scarfs have been put aside. It was another mild weekend here in western Massachusetts, where high temperatures even made it to the lower 60’s on Saturday.
Mark White, from New Hampshire, told 22News that it doesn’t even feel like we are approaching winter, “You’re right, it doesn’t feel like December, it feels like a cold September.”
People are torn about the weather. Some people are enjoying these mild temperatures, allowing extra time to get things done without the hassle of lugging around winter gear when out shopping and getting ready for the holidays.
Just ask Sosha Santos, from Springfield, “I feel like its great I kinda like this weather it still allows us to go out and do things.”
But for those of us who prefer the colder weather and winter activities, that has been put on a standstill.
Kieth Woodman, from Ludlow, told 22News he recently just bought a brand new snowboard, that has been placed aside for now, “It doesn’t seem right I live in Massachusetts for a reason, if I didn’t want this I’d move down south.”
Average snowfall amount for December in 11 inches for western Massachusetts and we haven’t even seen a coating on the ground yet.
After such a bad winter last year, some people are just anxiously waiting to see what winter brings this year.
With mild temperatures continuing into next week, it’s hard even think the official start of winter is not to far away.
Stay with the 22News Storm Team as they continue to keep an eye on the upcoming winter season.
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