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Springfield: Geography and Climate


The city of Springfield, in Hampden County in western Massachusetts, is 80 miles west of Boston. Located on the east bank of the Connecticut River, the city lies in the Pioneer Valley, a plateau formed between the Holyoke Range of mountains (a part of the White Mountain chain) to the east and the Green Mountains to the west. Springfield enjoys a New England climate, with cold, snowy winters and warm summers.

Area: 33.2 square miles (2000)

Elevation: 101 feet above sea level

Average Temperatures: January, 26.8° F; July, 74.1° F; annual average, 50.45° F

Average Annual Precipitation: 43.9 inches of rain; 50.2 inches of snow


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