Chicopee: Another record low

Another record low, but warmer weather ahead
July 14, 2009

We’ve been flirting with record lows for days now, and today we managed to break one. The unofficial low this morning was 49 at Westover ARB in Chicopee, breaking the previous record of 54 that had been set in 1990. It’s worthwhile to note that 54 was the highest record low on the books in July, but even still it’s been unusually cool.

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Boston: Sixth Coldest June on Record

Weather: Sixth Coldest June on Record
July 8, 2009

As you are well aware, June was unseasonably cold. The mean temperature for June was 63.3°F, which ties it with June 1982 as the sixth coldest June on record in Boston since records began in 1872.

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Chicopee spends record on winter snow removal

Chicopee spends record on winter snow removal
May 12, 2009

CHICOPEE – More than $900,000 was spent for snow removal and related costs over the 2008-2009 winter, the largest amount ever spent by the Department of Public Works in this category.
“It was the highest amount we have ever had,” said Assistant Department of Public Works Robert Andersen.

After an unusually long and snowy winter that saw 71 inches of snow, Andersen said costs kept climbing stremming from rising transportation and fuel costs.

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Record-breaking cold chills Western Massachusetts

Record-breaking cold chills Western Massachusetts
January 16, 2009

CHICOPEE – The plunging mercury made for record-breaking cold this morning at Westover Air Reserve base.

“Shattered it,” abc40 meteorologist Eric Fisher said of Westover’s former record of 9 below posted for this date. Westover logged 16 below at 7 a.m., Fisher said.

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As Christmas nears, winter storms make going rough

As Christmas nears, winter storms make going rough
December 23, 2008

Airline schedules in the Pacific Northwest were returning to normal early Tuesday as thousands of travelers stranded by weekend winter storms tried to find seats to reach their destinations by Christmas.

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Calendar says fall, but for much of U.S., winter is here

Calendar says fall, but for much of U.S., winter is here
December 16, 2008

(CNN) — A blast of Arctic air Tuesday morning has much of the nation — from the Great Lakes to Oregon and down to Texas — in its cold, icy grip.

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Bush declares emergency in icy Massachusetts

Bush declares emergency in icy Massachusetts
December 13, 2008

A severe ice storm prompted President Bush to declare Saturday that a state of emergency exists in northern Massachusetts, a move that authorizes the use of federal aid to help the recovery effort.

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