Massachusetts residents were treated to some very mild almost summer-like temperatures this fall even through the beginning of November. However, the mild weather was only temporary and now we are feeling the traditional temperatures that Massachusetts is known for this time of year. Nothing lasts forever and it's time to bundle up.

Temperatures During the Winter Months are Usually Downright Frigid in Massachusetts

There's no doubt that winter months are typically cold in Massachusetts if not downright frigid. Thus, we need to bundle up. Sure, we have had some mild winters with warmer-than-usual temperatures but that tends to be a once-in-a-while thing. And if you remember in a previous post, it's been forecast that Massachusetts is going to be frigid this winter. With Massachusetts and much of New England regularly experiencing frigid temperatures during the winter, I became curious and wanted to know the following...

What is the Coldest Month in Massachusetts?

I'm never really sure as I thought the coldest month in Massachusetts could be December, January, or February but according to Wikipedia's 'Climate of Massachusetts' page, the coldest month of the year in Massachusetts is January. The page notes that Massachusetts has an average high temperature of 36 °F or 2.2 °C, and an average low temperature of 22 °F or −5.6 °C. Of course, we all know it can get much colder here in the BayState but it's fun to know that January is top dog when it comes to the coldest month in Massachusetts. Bundle up.

LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

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