Overall low snowfall totals for 2015-2016 winter season

No surprise here that we saw below average snowfall totals this winter season.

Photo of the snow in Brimfield, Mass. March 21, 2016 submitted by Fred Piechota via reportit

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – No surprise here that we saw below average snowfall totals this winter season. 22News is working for you with just how much snow western Massachusetts actually saw.

Well compared to last year this winter season seemed like a breeze, for some that was good but for others not so much.

The winter season is officially over. It can be summed up in a few words: mild and snow deprived. Winter sports, jobs, and sales took a hit, unlike last winter.

Jim Kennedy, co-owner of Competitive Edge Ski & Bike, in Easthampton, told 22News, “It didn’t live up to expectations, unfortunutely we never had a real winter so the enthasium didnt get to the point most of us would have liked.”

Kennedy told 22News people skied only a fraction of what they would have normally.

Western Massachusetts saw about 57 inches of snow last winter. An average winter season here in western Massachusetts sees about 48 inches of snow, this season we were not even close to that.

This winter, Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee recorded about 13 inches of snow. That’s nearly 35 inches below average.

Western Massachusetts residents saw quite a mix of weather all season long.

That’s how Joshua Vazquex, from Springfield, felt this season, “Today its 50, yesterday it was cold, and its just like, what do you do to prepare for; do you get a winter jacket, do you get a spring jacket?”

For those who enjoy seasonal activities like golfing, got something of a bonus from the mild weather.

March is a month, that we can see a little bit of everything… as we did Monday morning when we woke up to a blanket of snow. So snow is not out of the question as we continue through March… and even April.

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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