Are we saying goodbye to winter?

This winter season has been a breeze compared to last season

Grace Wu
Grace Wu waters her flowers, Monday, July 13, 2015, in Wichita, Kan. The forecast for south central Kansas calls for temperatures around 100 degrees on Monday. (Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Many are questioning if the winter season is over. 22News is working for you with if the answer to that question is true.

This winter season seemed like a breeze compared to last winter season.

Daniel Smith, a resident from New Hampshire, has been liking the the mild weather; already, he is already thinking about summer. He told 22News, “Its getting really close to summer we should just skip spring and go right to summer.”

Over the past couple of months, we have felt a good amount of mild days. We even broke multiple record high temperatures, one being recent, getting up to 80 degrees.

For seasonal jobs it was a hit or miss. Golf courses, like East Mountain Country Club in Westfield, who usually close during the winter certainly benefited from the weather. Ted Perez, co-owner of East Mountain Country Club, told 22News, “How could you say anything better than fantastic? Its been fabulous for the golfers, for the business its been great, a great non-winter.”

Looking back on snow totals it has been a weak season. We saw less than an inch of snow December and January, caught up in February and still nothing for March.

To be exact:
December we got .8 inches of snow and our average is 11 inches
January we got .5 inches of snow and our average is 13.6 inches
February (we caught up) and go 10.75 inches of snow and our average is 11.8 inches
March is “snowless” mainly because of the warm temperatures we have been getting. Average snowfall for March is around 8 inches.

Making overall snowfall totals around 12 inches for this winter season, where our average snowfall totals we see in a winter season is 48 inches of snow.

With spring about a week away and high temperatures forecasted in the 50s and 60s throughout the week, winter seems just about over. Allowing a smooth transition into spring, which officially starts March 20th at 12:30 in the morning.

 

More Information:
– Local Forecast – Severe WX Text Alerts
– Temperatures – Severe WX Email Alerts
– Weather News – Live Area Webcams
– Interactive Radar – Winter Safety Checklist
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