October is a month western Massachusetts can see it all

22News is working for you with what that means for this October

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It felt more like summer Tuesday, but October is known for being a month where there can be different types of weather.

October is a month where we can still get summer like weather, like today, or even get snow. Average snowfall for October is ten of an inch for western Massachusetts. If the temperatures are cold enough in October snowfall is not uncommon.

But most people remember the October 2011 snowstorm that knocked power out for days for some people and brought life to a standstill. 22News talked to one man who remembers the October snowstorm and really didn’t enjoy it. Jack Aubrey, in Florence, told 22News, “No snow and I’d rather have hot weather all year long, I use to jog out in it.”

Living in New England you have to be prepared for it all.

Back in 2014, there was a powerful microburst that devastated a section of Mt. Tom in Easthampton.

Not to mention, Hurricane Season continues until November 30th. Even though western Massachusetts hardly sees tropical activity, Tropical Storm Irene will not let people forget that there is always a risk.

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