Despite some snow falling across western Massachusetts on Saturday morning, this winter has been much warmer compared to previous winters in the area.
According to research from UMass, this winter is tied for the warmest on record, with the average temperature at 33.7 degrees, which is 7.9 degrees above the 1901 to 2000 average for the Northeast.
However, with two snow events in the past week and a possible storm early next week, this winter has suddenly become much more active in Western Massachusetts.
Winters in Massachusetts have warmed at a rate of 3.9 degrees per century, approximately 5 degrees total over the 128 year period of record.
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