Winter is a fact of life here in Massachusetts. Snow is something us New Englanders look forward to especially around the holidays. Temperatures have actually for the most part been pretty mild but when they drop, they drop. Thankfully the heater in my car is like an oven. I drive Toyotas so why not right?

Before we get into the forecast the rest of this week, the farmer's almanac predicted the coldest months in January and February for western Massachusetts. However, the month of December is where we need to watch out for heavy snowfall. Fun fact, last year's prediction was 50% accurate so we're looking a 50/50 chance for the same predictions this winter season.

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Here's a photo I snapped 4 years ago today of the first snowfall on Mount Greylock:

Ryan Pause (Mount Greylock First Snowfall 2018)
Ryan Pause (Mount Greylock First Snowfall 2018)

Of course, forecasts predicted this early are not 100% accurate but we do get ideas on what to expect this winter. Afterall, it's never too early to prepare. That reminds me, I got to pull out the snow shovels from the basement.

To be honest, last year's winter wasn't too brutal if you remember. I remember there was only a very few storms that caused for concern but other than that it was pretty mild. Heck, I remember one Christmas when it was 70 degrees out and everyone was driving around with their windows open. So, we shall see what mother nature has in store for us this winter here in the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Afterall, we have to expect the unexpected each year.

Update for Thursday, January 12, 2023:

Looks like the Berkshires saw more rain than anything as we are looking at Sun and Clouds for the weekend. However, it's going to be chilly!

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