Early Spring In Boston? End Of February Unseasonably Warm

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's still February, but for the next few days, it's going to feel like May.

On Monday, the National Weather Service released a temperature map showing high temperatures ranging from the high 40s to the low-to-mid 60s across Massachusetts, with a high of 63 possible for Boston.

"These readings will be about 20 degrees above normal for late February!" the NWS wrote in a tweet over the weekend.

This follows Sunday's sunny weather and mid-50s temperatures. It's a big change from a week ago, when temperatures hovered in the 20s.

But overall, the 2019-2020 winter has been extremely mild—not just in terms of temperatures, but also when considering snowfall. There have been no major winter storms, and many towns and cities are seeing some of their lowest seasonal snow totals in years, according to data shared Monday by the National Weather Service Eastern Region.

"Unless you're in northern New England, most are running snow deficits compared to normal," NWS Boston said.

In addition, the NWS released a snow depth chart showing that only areas of the Worcester Hills and the Berkshires had snow on the ground.

One thing's for sure—this winter is nothing like the "snowpocalypse" of 2014-2015, when Boston broke its all-time snowfall record with 108.6 inches.

This weekend, WBZ-TV meteorologist David Epstein shared these two photos of the same spot, five years apart:

"It's unseasonable, and for those of us who are not skiing, welcomed," one Boston-area resident told WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama.

So could winter be over early? The man said he's not taking the bait from Old Man Winter.

"Oh no, not going to fall for that," he said. "I'm expecting a big winter storm some time in March."

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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