The first major snowfall of the season saw western Massachusetts and most of Worcester County collect the most inches overnight when it came to the Bay State.

While areas east of I-495 saw anywhere from 1-2 inches to a coating of the white stuff, Great Barrington out in the Berkshires saw 9.4, while the rest of Berkshire County saw between 4.5-9 inches, according to reports from the National Weather Service.

The further east the snow went, the greater the fall off, with Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin counties seeing anywhere between 2-8 inches before arriving in central Mass.

Spots in Warren (5.2), Brimfield/Fiskdale (4) and Barre (3.8) led the reported totals for Worcester County, with Hardwick (3.7) and Auburn (3.2) rounding out the top 5 for snowfall.

More NWS snow totals across New England listed below

Worcester itself saw about 2.5 inches, warranting a parking ban in the city while a number of residents dealt with slippery conditions throughout the evening.

Multiple minor accidents and crashes were reported from Stockbridge to Merrimac to Brookline throughout Sunday night.

By 6 p.m., Massachusetts State Police issued speed restrictions for parts of the Mass Pike, from New York to roughly Ludlow/Belchertown, Mass., lowering the limit to 40 mph. All the while, at its height, the MassDOT, deployed some 843 pieces of equipment for snow operations.

By Monday morning, with much of the snow already melting, restrictions were lifted as communities in eastern Mass. woke up to, at most, just over an inch or two, though cold temperatures around 25-30 degrees remained.

Boston ultimately saw an average of .9 inches, one of its lower “First Snow” totals over the last five years, 4x less than 2020 when the city was hit with 4.3 inches on Oct. 30, though certainly more than the .1″ inches that fell on Nov. 15, 2018.

Meanwhile, southern New England saw its fair share of high snow totals, as well. North Canton in Connecticut saw 7 inches according to NWS sources, while most of the Providence-area in Rhode Island saw at least 4.

Notable NWS Reported Snow Totals*


Bristol County
Rehoboth 2.3 in
Norton 2.0 in
Dighton 2.0 in
Somerset 2.0 in
Dighton 1.7 in

Essex County
Andover 1.0 in
Haverhill 1.0 in
West Newbury 1.0 in
Boxford 1.0 in

Franklin County
Conway 6.5 in
Conway 6.0 in
Ashfield 5.3 in
Conway 5.3 in
Buckland 5.2 in
Shutesbury 5.0 in
Sunderland 5.0 in
Conway 5.0 in
Greenfield 4.5 in

Hampden County
Chester 8.0 in
Westfield 6.5 in
Granville 6.3 in
Russell 6.0 in
Westfield 5.8 in
Chicopee 5.6 in
Granville 5.5 in
West Springfield 5.2 in

Hampshire County
Plainfield 6.6 in
Easthampton 6.5 in
Westhampton 6.5 in
Williamsburg 6.3 in
Easthampton 6.3 in
Northampton 5.8 in
Westhampton 5.0 in

Middlesex County
Ashland 2.0 in
Hopkinton 2.0 in
Holliston 1.9 in
West Townsend 1.6 in
Maynard 1.6 in

Norfolk County
Stoughton 2.1 in
Walpole 2.0 in
Foxborough 2.0 in
Bellingham 2.0 in
Franklin 1.9 in
Sharon 1.8 in
Braintree 1.8 in

Suffolk County
Brookline 1.4 in
Boston 1.4 in
Jamaica Plain 1.0 in

Worcester County
Warren 5.2 in
East Brimfield Lake 4.0 in
Barre 3.8 in
Hardwick 3.7 in
Auburn 3.2 in
Douglas 3.1 in
Oxford 3.0 in

New Hampshire

Belknap County
Belmont 1.7 in
Tilton-Northfield 1.2 in
Sanbornton 1.2 in
New Hampton 1.0 in

Carroll County
Brookfield 0.9 in
Wolfeboro 0.8 in
Tamworth 0.8 in

Cheshire County
Peterborough 2.5 in
W Keene 2.0 in
Spofford 2.0 in
Rindge 1.9 in

Coos County
Pinkham Notch 1.0 in
Whitefield 0.9 in
Lancaster 0.5 N 0.8 in

Grafton County
Sugar Hill 1.8 in
Hanover 1.4 in
Lyme 1.4 in
Bristol 1.2 in

Hillsborough County
Deering 3.0 in
Windsor 2.8 in
Mont Vernon 2.5 in
N New Boston 2.1 in
Temple 2.0 in

Merrimack County
South Sutton 2.8 in
Sutton Mills 2.7 in
New London 2.5 in
Henniker 2.5 in
Northfield 2.1 in
Contoocook 1.9 in
Warner 1.9 in
Danbury 1.6 in

Rockingham County
Derry 1.6 in
Plaistow 1.5 in
Londonderry 1.0 in
Exeter 1.0 in

Strafford County
Barrington 1.3 in
Barrington 3.2 E 0.8 in
Dover 0.5 in

Sullivan County
West Unity 3.0 in
Goshen 3.0 in
Unity 3.0 in
Newport 2.5 in
Cornish 1.5 in

Rhode Island

Bristol County
Barrington 3.5 in
Bristol 2.5 in

Kent County
Warwick 4.3 in
Coventry 4.0 in
Coventry 3.9 in
Warwick 3.6 in
Coventry 3.6 in
East Greenwich 3.5 in

Providence County
Harrisville 4.5 in
North Smithfield 4.2 in
East Providence 4.2 in
Riverside 4.0 in
Greenville 4.0 in

Washington County
North Kingstown 3.8 in
Exeter 3.5 in
Westerly 3.5 in
Kingston 3.4 in
Charlestown 3.0 in
South Kingstown 3.0 in


Hartford County
North Canton 7.0 in
Southwood Acres 6.3 in
North Granby 6.2 in
Simsbury 6.0 in
West Simsbury 5.5 in
West Hartford 5.2 in

Tolland County
Somersville 5.5 in
NE Somers 5.2 in
Central Somers 5.0 in
Vernon 5.0 in
Broad Brook 4.5 in
Staffordville 4.4 in

Windham County
East Killingly 5.5 in
Moosup 4.8 in
Dayville 4.5 in
Danielson 4.0 in
Killingly 2.9 in

*Per the National Weather Service: “Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.

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