Meteorologists’ predictions for the upcoming Boston winter are in and we couldn’t help but find out what they said! A little snow here and there is festive, but Nor’easters in April is just unbearable. Below are all of the current predictions we have on how long, how cold, and how snowy this winter is expected to be!
According to the most recent AccuWeather report, Bostonians are in for a fairly average Boston winter. Last year Bostonians saw a total of 54 inches of snow, about half of which came from the historic blizzard on January 29. Average snowfall in Boston is 49.2 inches according to AccuWeather, and for the 2022-2023 winter the expectations are about the same.
Average snowfall this season is expected to accumulate over 16 to 20 days for a total of 40 to 50 inches of snow, so slightly less than last year. The report acknowledges the alternating cold and hot blasts New Englanders experienced in autumn. It seems for winter according to the report, that the coldest days will debut towards the tail of winter:
Residents across the Northeast and Midwest will experience a few winter previews in November and December as waves of cold air dive down from Canada, but the biggest blasts of cold air will hold off until later in the winter. The clash of cold air with lingering warmth could spark an out-of-season severe weather event in the Midwest or Ohio Valley late in November or in December.
While the weather in New England is just about as predictable as ever, a panel of seasoned veteran-meteorologists team up to study the national weather trends in order to develop a report as accurate as humanely possible. So, it seems we will have a traditional New England winter this year, with maybe slightly less snowfall.