These 5 Massachusetts Cities and Towns Get the Absolute Most Snow
For the first time in the Fall of 2022, we saw some snow in the Berkshires yesterday, last night, and into this morning. So, now that we know there could be more on the way in the days to come, it brings up a good question: What Massachusetts cities and towns get the most snow on a yearly basis?
With just over a week until Thanksgiving, we saw our first snowfall in the Berkshires and we all know that it's certainly that time of year for it. It's also the time of the year where it feels that much more festive when it arrives. The kids love it, but us adults have had enough of having to drive on the slick roads while also having to shovel driveways, stairs, and sidewalks. So, in Massachusetts, are you somewhere that it is going to snow the most?
Let's take a look at the top 5 places throughout the year that get the most snow in the Bay State. And spoiler alert, those in the Berkshires may not like seeing what's on this list:
- 5. Lowell
The city of Lowell averages 61.6 inches of snow on an annual basis. It makes sense given its geographical location within the state as its just outside the northeast corner. In 2014-2015, it also had the highest seasonal snowfall within the state of any city or town with over 120 inches.
- 4. Pittsfield
Yes, the biggest city in the Berkshires also is one of the snowiest cities throughout Massachusetts. With 62.1 inches annually, it comes in with the fourth most throughout the Bay State. Of course, the high elevation of 1,039 ft also helps those numbers increase each year as well.
- 3. Worcester
Worcester receives 64.1 inches of snow on a yearly basis. In fact, in January 2015, 32 inches of snow dropped during a blizzard. That happens to be the highest amount of snowfall recorded anywhere in Massachusetts since 1892.
- 2. Haverhill/Lawrence
Lawrence and Haverhill, which are right next to each other in the northeastern corner of the state, average 67.3 inches of snowfall on a yearly basis. Their totals, like Lowell on this list, are due in large part to their region within the state.
- 1. Fitchburg
Fitchburg shows up as the city and/or town with the most annual snowfall of anywhere in Massachusetts with 82.2 inches annually. With its northern-central location within the state, it see a little bit of everything in terms of the climate, depending on the jet stream flowing in to the region.
And there it is, the five cities and towns in Massachusetts that get more snow than anywhere else in the state. Bundle up out there as the temperatures have dropped over the past couple weeks. Let's also hope we don't receive anything that looks like it is coming through western New York in the forecast as well. Stay warm and stay safe!