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Spring starts, but it doesn’t look like it

Today may be the first day of spring, but yesterday gave no indication of the coming change: A winter storm arrived in Eastern Massachusetts, dropping as much as a foot of snow in some areas.


In Boston, a man leapt over a puddle at Clarendon Street and St. James Avenue in the Back Bay.

What now: Tennis shoes or winter boots?

Despite the arrival of spring, temperatures are expected to stay in the high 30s/low 40s and dip below freezing each night this week, and there is a slight chance of snow on Thursday. So now may not be the time to put away those winter boots.

. . . Sunglasses or ski goggles?

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Fresh snow may have extended the ski season for many across New England. New snow and warmer days make spring the best time of year for many skiers, a spokesman for Vermont’s Sugarbush Resort told the Associated Press.

. . . Garden trowels or snow shovels?

Despite a chance of snow this week, ambitious gardeners may begin to dust off their tools. David Epstein, a weather blogger for, says cold weather crops such as peas and carrots can be planted by the end of March.

SOURCES: National Weather Service, Weather Underground

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