It appears winter has finally made an appearance here in Massachusetts but hopefully for only a brief time. We had a couple inches of snow and sleet on Thursday and then it turned quite windy on Friday with gusts over 40 MPH which brought in cold air overnight. The temperatures today have not gotten above freezing and will bottom out tonight around 5 above zero. Tomorrow promises to be less windy but even colder with temperatures at 20 for a high. We barely missed some heavy snow here in the valley yesterday while the hills west and north got several inches of snow. On the positive side the snow and cold brought more birds into the feeders.