Technically, southern New England has a nice, temperate climate.  Zone 5, just about right for growing a very wide range of plants.  However, ‘temperate’ usually suggests a climate of some stability and moderation….

Below is December’s weather history.  Isn’t the temperature entertaining?  December 17th: 3 F…December 22: 63 F.  No there is no snow left.

KCTNEWHA2 Weather Graph