Massachusetts residents know all too well about the long cold winters in New England. Occasionally there will be winters where the snowfall is mild and there isn't as much digging out to do but those winters seem few and far between at least in Massachusetts.

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You Never Know What Time of Year Massachusetts Can Brace for a Big Snowstorm

Sometimes these massive snowstorms don't always occur right in the heart of winter. You probably remember the Halloween weekend snowstorm back in 2011 where parts of Massachusetts received up to two feet of snow. I remember in the Berkshires watching kids trick-or-treating with some youngsters wearing snowsuits and boots as part of their costumes. Telegram.com reported in an article that Worcester had received 14 inches of snow that weekend back in 2011.

Do You Remember The  Massive March Snowstorm that Struck Massachusetts Back in 1960? 

Another huge snowstorm that hit Massachusetts hard was back in 1960. This one wasn't in October but rather later in the season during the month of March. The snowstorm was dubbed "The Biggest Snowstorm in March History." According to AZ Animals that particular snowstorm dumped around 20 inches of snow while sending wind speeds soaring up to a staggering 83 mph. Pretty much every corner of the state was affected by that storm including The Berkshires, Cape Cod, and Boston.

Massachusetts Could Be in For Another Harsh Winter with Massive Amounts of Snow in Early 2024

It's now being predicted that Massachusetts could be in for a severe winter due to El Niño brewing in the Pacific Ocean according to Patch. January and February of 2024 in particular could bring multiple nor'easters to Massachusetts. Boston may want to prepare itself early as the city could see more than 40 inches of snow this winter according to a long-range forecast courtesy of AccuWeather.

Massachusetts Residents May Want to Think About Preparing Early for Winter 2023/2024

Although Massachusetts residents are built for long, harsh winters if this forecast is correct, it will definitely be a good idea to prepare early and have emergency kits ready to go because as we know from past nor'easters, Massachusetts could be without power for quite some time. Winter in New England, you gotta love it.

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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25 costliest hurricanes of all time

Although the full extent of damage caused by Hurricane Ian in the Southwest is still being realized, Ian is already being called one of the costliest storms to ever hit the U.S. Stacker took a look at NOAA data to extrapolate the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time.  

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.

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