Threat of spring snowstorm in the Berkshires fizzles


A snowstorm that had threatened to hit the region late Sunday and early Monday is heading out to sea and poses no threat to the Berkshires and southern Vermont.

Based on Saturday afternoon's computer guidance, the National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., is expecting no more than a snow shower or two, and maybe not even that, on Sunday night. The system's new trajectory out to sea turns it into what forecasters call "a fish storm."

Temperatures will be below normal for the first time in two weeks, with lows around 20 Saturday night and highs only in the low- to mid-30s Sunday and Monday. A return to above-normal 50s is expected at mid-week,

For the three months of winter since Dec. 22, the record books are already set in stone. In Western New England and much of the Northeast, including the Berkshires and southern Vermont, it has been the mildest, least-snowy season on record, according to the National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y., and the Eagle's 78-year database from Pittsfield Municipal Airport.

Contact Clarence Fanto at 413-637-2551.


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