EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – After suriving the deep freeze last Saturday, western Massachusetts is enjoying another mild weekend to add onto the mild winter season.
Josh Rois, from Springfield told 22News he is taking advantage of this great weather this weekend, “I plan out taking my dogs to the dog park and having a good time, enjoying this weather while I can.”
So why is there such a large temperature difference within a week?
Thank the jet stream, a narrow band of strong westerly air currents several miles above Earth, that affects our weather. The Jet stream is hovering above New England bringing down all of this mild air. Also, due to southern winds bringing up mild air.
Last Saturday our high temperature was 18 degrees, this Saturday we have a forecasted high temperature in the lower 50’s giving us a 32 degree difference from last Saturday to this Saturday.
Even though some of us are liking these warmer days, one New Englander prefers “actual winter.” The ice is just too thin for him to go out on today. Dominick Beck, from Hampden, told 22News he most likely will not be going out.
Looking into this week there is still no major cool down. Spring officially starts March 20th at 12:30 in the morning, which is just 30 days away.
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