Weekend Nor’easter brings snow to some towns Sunday morning

Average snowfall for May is 0.1 of an inch

Snow in Rowe. Photo Courtesy: Tom Danek

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Usually when we hear “Nor’easter” it’s associated with winter weather, but we can see spring Nor’easters as well. That’s what western Massachusetts and most of the northeast dealt with on Mother’s Day weekend.

Even though temperatures were cooler, it was warm enough for rain in some towns. Towns that are located 1500 feet above sea level dealt with temperatures in the 30s Sunday morning, which is why some of the rain changed over to snow.

Snow was spotted mainly in northern Berkshire County and western parts of Franklin County. Some towns that saw snow were Cummington, Greenfield, Plainfield, Conway, and Rowe. The National Weather Service reported snowfall totals of up to four inches in Hawley and just over an inch in Rowe.

Snow is not unusual for western Massachusetts in May, average snowfall for May is one tenth of an inch.