We're not even technically in the fall season yet but we're already talking about that devilish four-letter word in Massachusetts. Yes, snow. I figure, why not? If the stores can start promoting and selling Christmas items early, we can certainly talk about snow.

Some Massachusetts Folks Love the Winter Season

Even though there are some folks that don't love the white stuff, there are many that love winter in New England, specifically Massachusetts. Yes it's cold and yes it causes extra work including shoveling and snow blowing, but there are plenty of attractions throughout the winter that folks love including Bright Nights in Springfield, Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, and the Holiday Shop, Sip and Stroll in Great Barrington just to name a few. Plus, there are multiple town tree lighting ceremonies that both locals and tourists enjoy.

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Speaking of the Cold White Powder, Which Massachusetts Towns Typically Get the Most Amount of Snow Each Year?

While winter has been on my mind lately, I started wondering which Massachusetts cities and towns receive the most amount of snow each year. Berkshire County, by the way, is included in the list. The following list was published by Spada Law Group and here are their findings:

  • Fitchburg: 82.2 inches annually
  • Haverhill/Lawrence: 67.3 inches annually
  • Worcester: 64.1 inches annually
  • Pittsfield: 62.1 inches annually
  • Lowell: 61.6 inches annually

Does the Study Hold Water? 

Now, I'm assuming the study was mainly done with bigger towns and bigger cities throughout Massachusetts. I suppose Pittsfield could be the municipality that represents the Berkshires for the city/town that gets the most snow in Massachusetts but what about smaller towns like Florida, Savoy, Hinsdale, and Sandisfield just to name a few? Does Pittsfield really have them beat? What are your thoughts? Does this study hold water or should they go back and redo it?

READ ON: Speaking of weather, let's get extreme.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

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