SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The Sox found out who they will be taking on in The American League Championship Series last night, after the Tigers defeated the A’s 3-0. Game one is set for tomorrow night at 8pm, at Fenway Park and although it will be a bit chilly it will be dry. Temperatures will be in the 50′s and there will be a light to moderate breezy blowing out of the northeast. This means winds will be blowing in from right-center field.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) October is a month of transition as we make our way towards winter. October is also one of the prettiest months, as the fall colors peak across western Mass. October features chilly nights and cool to mild days.
The average high temperature starts out in the upper 60′s but by Halloween fall into the mid to upper 50′s. The overnight lows drop off too, starting out in the middle 40′s and ending up in the middle 30′s.
We start off the month with 11 hours and 44 minutes of sunlight but by the end of the month we are down to 10 hours and 23 minutes of sunlight.
The month also marks the end of the growing season with the first hard freeze, usually happening in the first 10 days. The month averages about 4.34″ of rain, equal to most other months. It’s not unusual to see a bit of snow but most October’s will see less than 1″ of accumulation.
The full moon, this year, is on the 18th, and is often refered to as “The Hunter’s” Moon.
The highest temperature recorded: 89 on the 12th of 1954
The coldest temperature recorded: 16 on the 21st of 1972
The earliest measurable snowfall: 2″ October 2nd of 1979
The biggest snowfall recorded: 11″ October 29-30th of 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)- Drier conditions continue to spill into western Mass as a much cooler and drier air mass slides in from Canada, making things a lot more comfortable! Temperatures today will be more seasonable with highs in the low to mid- 70′s along with dew points falling off into the 40′s by his evening.
A large pool of cold air above us in the atmosphere will swing through this afternoon. This will allow clouds to billow up and could even lead to a quick pop-up shower/downpour or two. The best chance of seeing this will be in northern, elevated locations (along and north of Route 2) but the vast majority of the day still looks dry as the Big E begins. It will be breezy today as well. It will be ideal conditions for tonight’s high school football games with temperatures falling into the 50′s. Just be sure to put on the jacket.
High pressure continues to slowly build in tomorrow as our slow-moving front interacts off the New England coast with what will be the remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle. The front and cold pool of air will still be close enough to us that a crop of fair weather clouds will mix in and perhaps even take over for a time. Generally though a mix of sun and clouds will be above with crisp, fall-like temperatures in the 60s. Eventually the brisk breeze will back off and allowing for a very chilly Saturday night. Sunday still looks spectacular. High pressure will be right overhead. Full sunshine, light winds, milder temperatures and very comfortable levels of humidity are expected! The dry weather will continue through most of next week as well, September at it’s finist!
Have a great afternoon!
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Temperatures fell into the upper 30′s and lower 40′s this morning. It was the coolest morning of the season thus far. However we did reach a record low for today’s date, September 6th. At Westover, where the official temperatures are kept, the mercury fell to 39 degrees, falling one degree shy of the current record of 38. Frost advisories were posted for Franklin County, parts of Hampshire County and northern Berkshire County for early this morning but in reality it looks as though temps stayed safely above the freezing mark.
According to The National Hurricane Center Gabrielle is forecasted to turn to the north then to the northeast and out-to-sea over the next couple of days. Right now it appears the storm will not strengthen into a Hurricane and will likely stay away from The United States. It could bring heavy rain and wind to Bermuda by Monday depending on the exact track of the storm.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – The summer got off to a very warm start. We saw our first 90 degree day in late May and after a wet June, July went down as one of the warmest on record.
However, August has been a totally different story. The month has been cooler than normal with several morning lows falling into the 40′s and there have been no 90 degree days, yet.
The highest temperatures so far this month occurred yesterday when we hit 85. So far this season have been 17- 90 degree days but the last one was over a month ago, on July 20th. In a normal season we see about 15- 90 degree days.
For the first time this month we have a chance of touching 90 degrees, later this afternoon. It will be close with readings expected to climb to between 85 and 90. Here is a list of 90 degree days so far this season, from The Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, where the official temperatures are kept.
May 30th – 91
May 31st – 94 (Record high for the date)
June 1st – 92
June 23rd – 90
June 24th – 93
June 25th – 91
July 4th – 91
July 5th – 92
July 6th – 91
July 7th – 91
July 14th – 91
July 15th – 92
July 16th - 94
July 17th – 94
July 18th – 96
July 19th – 97
July 20th – 92
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — After one of the wettest Junes on record it’s followed up by one of the hottest July’s on record. For some of us it will actually go down as thee warmest Julys. At Bradley and Worcester, where the official records are kept, it was indeed just that, the hottest July on record!
There were 11 days in July that reached over 90 degrees in Springfield (Westover Air Reserve Base) with seven of them occurring in a row from July 14 through July 21.
The hottest day was on the 19th when we hit 97 degrees! Although the month was warm, there were no daily high records broken at Westover Air Reserve Base.
As far as rainfall for the month of July we averaged a little above normal with over 4 inches.
Here are the top five warmest July’s for Bradley, Worcester and Boston:
1.) 78.4 – 2013
2.) 77.1 – 2010
3.) 77.1 – 1994
4.) 77.0 – 1955
5.) 76.8 – 1949
1.) 78.0 – 1983
2.) 77.5 – 1994
3.) 77.5 – 1952
4.) 77.3 – 2013
5.) 77.3 – 2011
1.) 78.8 – 2013
2.) 75.9 – 1911
3.) 74.3 – 1952
4.) 74.3 – 1901
5.) 74.2 – 1949
Here are the 90 degree days at Westover in July:
4th – 91
5th – 92
6th – 91
7th – 91
14th – 91
15th – 92
16th – 94
17th – 94
18th – 96
19th – 97
20th – 92
Tomorrow is looking nice and pleasant with a return to sunshine and more July-Like” weather. Temperaures will warm into the lower to mid-80s tomorrow however it wills stay rather dry with dew points in the upper 50′s to near 60.
A cold front will approach western Mass on Sunday. Out ahead of the front it will become more humid. Hazy sunshine will give way to building clouds in the afternoon along with some showers and thunderstorms.
Have a great weekend!
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Some heavy rain moved through parts of western Massachusetts leading to some quick Flash Flooding.
As you can see by the video above, taken on Liberty Street in Springfield, the falling rain is leaving large puddles and some street and urban flooding, measuring about foot in depth.
Here are some rain totals, so far, as reported by the National Weather Service:
There will be showers and downpours throughout the day adding to our totals.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) It has been quite a week! The heat and humidity has been endless and brutal. We’ve had seven straight days with temperatures reaching over 90.
It started last Sunday when we reached 91 and it will likely end today with an unofficial high of 92. We didn’t break any daily high records throughout the stretch but the combination of heat and humidity made it feel like it was between 100-110 degrees for most of this past week.
Sunday was 91, Monday 92, Tuesday 94, Wednesday 94, Thursday 96, Friday 97 and today 92. Enough is enough! Finally our 90 plus degree stretch will be coming to an end. A cold front will move through tonight knocking high temperatures into the 80′s tomorrow and for most of this upcoming week. More importantly this front will dry us. Dew points tomorrow will be down into the 50′s instead of the 70′s. Humidity levels will creep back up for the middle of the week but it will not be nearly as oppressive as it has been.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) It was the second wettest June on record with over 10″ of rain however for 2013 we are right about where we should be in terms of rainfall. Hard to believe, I know . Since January 1st we are only a little over .5 inches of rain above normal thanks to a very dry start to the year. January and April were way below normal. Check out the monthly rain totals so far this year. Dan Brown
In a statement released Monday evening, the service said an EF1 tornado, with estimated maximum wind speeds of 86 miles per hour, traveled 2.5 miles from Windsor Locks, across the Connecticut River and ended in East Windsor. The scale for tornadoes ranges from an EF0 to and EF5.
The tornado occurred between approximately 1:30 p.m. and 1:35 p.m. No injuries have been reported.
The NWS said numerous trees were downed, including some onto cars and houses. As the tornado traveled northeast, it ripped tobacco tents from fields. Some eyewitnesses reported seeing debris thrown into the air and hearing what sounded like a freight train.
The storm knocked down the Sports World bubble dome and overturned an 18-wheeler in a shopping center parking lot.
In Agawam, the NWS has confirmed that a microburst occurred just after noon Monday. One of the hardest hit areas in that town was on Hunt Street with multiple trees down and multiple cars damaged.
The weather service notes that there were two areas of straight line winds, the first of which was the area of Harvey Johnson Boulevard, where several trees were damaged. The second area was near Meadow Street, where the agency says 40 to 40 trees were uprooted and six to twelve cars were crushed by trees.
No injuries or fatalities were reported in either the Conn. tornado or the Agawam microburst.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The official totals are in!
If you’re sick of the rain you have good reason to be. According to The National Weather Service this June was one of the wettest on Record.
June averages 3 to 4 inches of rain however this June saw close to 10 inches in many locations.
Check out the top 5 wettest Junes for Hartford (Bradley), Worcester & Boston.
1.) 13.60″ 1982
2.) 10.79″ 2013
3.) 9.66″ 1972
4) 9.16″ 1937
5.) 8.08″ 1937
1.) 13.20″ 1982
2.) 11.58″ 1998
3.) 10.50″ 2013
4.) 10.09″ 2006
5.) 9.13″ 1931
1.) 12.17″ 1982
2.) 10.06″ 2013
3.) 9.68″ 1998
4.) 9.25″ 1972
5.) 8:31″ 1922
Welcome to summer! The new season is picking up where spring left off with more nice weather. It’s another nice, pleasant morning with plenty of clear skies and comfortable temperatures. Readings are starting out in the 50′s and with that strong June sunshine temps will be reaching into the low to mid-80′s. A few clouds will mix in this afternoon and there is a slim chance for an isolated shower or storm.
High pressure will begin to shift off shore allowing for warmer more humid conditions to move in for the weekend. Tomorrow & Sunday will feature more sunshine with each day getting a little warmer and a bit more humid. Temperatures tomorrow will reach back into the middle 80′s and into the upper 80′s to near 90 on Sunday. We could see a couple of thunderstorms late in the day on Sunday. However overall this weekend is looking like a classic summer-time weekend.
The hot, muggy conditions will stay with us through most of next week. Temperatures will reach into the lower 90′s for at least a few days next week. Summer heat will be in full force!
Have a great day!
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Today is the last full day of spring, but early this morning it felt a little more like fall.
Temperatures all across western Massachusetts fell into the 40′s.
In fact, a new daily record low was set today – June 20 – at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, where the official temperatures are kept.
The temperature fell to 44 degrees, breaking the old record of 45 which was set in 2004.
The average low for this time of year is about 58 degrees.