Get Ready To Bundle Up, The Farmers Almanac is Predicting Below Average Temperatures This Winter In Massachusetts

Winter in New England can be a bit of a drag. It’s gray, it’s freezing cold, the days are shorter, and the season seems incredibly long compared to the others. Then there’s the snow we have to shovel. Whether it’s a blizzard or nor’easter, the potential for snow to dump on the Bay State is pretty high, especially for those who live further from the coast. So, start taking inventory of what cold-weather gear you have, because this upcoming winter in Massachusetts is expected to have average to below-average temperatures and be slushy, icy, and snowy! Here’s the Farmers’ Almanac winter weather forecast for Massachusetts for winter 2022-2023.


What do you think of this year’s Farmers’ Almanac winter weather forecast for Massachusetts? Are you ready to book a tropical vacation somewhere? Same. If you decide to stick around, check out some of the most unforgettable places to visit in Massachusetts during the winter.

You can check out the full extended winter forecast for the 2022-2023 winter season on the Farmers’ Almanac website.

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Farmers' Almanac Winter Weather Forecast In Massachusetts

August 25, 2022

What is Massachusetts in the winter like?   

Winter in Massachusetts is definitely a fun time of year – as long as you’re a fan of things being very cold! Luckily, this is one of those states where you can expect to get all four seasons, and the cold season lasts just three months. The coldest point of the year is the month of January, when sometimes temperatures can reach highs of up to a whopping 37 degrees. Hey, anything above zero is good, right? The average lows reach about 24 degrees, so still below freezing – but tolerable. Occasionally, there are things like historic snowstorms in Massachusetts and the occasional cold-related disaster (i.e., ice on roadways), but we really do have a fighting spirit, and winter isn’t anything we can’t handle. 

Is Massachusetts a good place to visit in the winter?   

Well, we most certainly think it is! If you’re a fan of snowy landscapes and winter wonderlands, Massachusetts in the winter is a time of joy (and bundling up). It seems like all the small towns in Massachusetts become kingdoms of seasonal delights at this time of year (second only to the fall). Things don’t slow down around here just because it gets cold; as a matter of fact, there’s so much to do in Massachusetts during the winter that we think it deserves its own paragraph.  

What are some fun things to do in the winter in Massachusetts?   

We’re glad you asked! Winter wonderland, anyone? Winter in Massachusetts is a time of fun and festivals; attend one (or all) of the awesome winter festivals in Massachusetts, or maybe rent a unique cabin in the middle of nowhere and sip hot tea as you watch cold snow drift to the ground. Find yourself some of the best snow tubing hills in Massachusetts and see how fast you can fly down them, or perhaps do some ice skating at the Boston Common Frog Pond. Gather with family and friends and enjoy the season – after all, it only lasts a few months.