Western Massachusetts enjoying the 60s in November

Many people had no problem with the above average temperatures Wednesday afternoon

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Wednesday was a picture perfect day to just be outside. 22News is working for you with how people felt about the warmer weather.

If you were lucky to have the day off or at least took a lunch break outside, you got the chance to soak up the sun and warmer temperatures. Temperatures by noon were already in the lows 60s, already surpassing our average high temperature which is in the upper 50s. With temperatures in the 60s that made western Massachusetts a good 10 to even 15 degrees above average.

At Forest Park in Springfield, people were taking full advantage of the warm up. Many people took the chance to get a good spring run in, feed the ducks by the pond, and to just take a walk with friends.

Melanie Marcotte-Nfeinberg, from Wilbraham, told 22News, “Its a beautiful day I’m so happy to have the day off so I can be out in this beautiful park and enjoy the beautiful weather and the sun its just great.”

Even though the warmer air is a Fall treat some people don’t mind it when it is chilly out, which is more appropriate for November.

Laura Wallace, from Westfield told 22News, “I like it like this but I’m a New Englander to the cold is no problem.”

We can thank the jet stream for this warm up. The jet stream is a narrow band of fast moving air currents high up in the atmosphere that helps control different weather patterns. The Jet Stream is located above New England, pushing up the mild air.

This warm air is sadly short lived.