How is Berlin, Germany in late February/early March?
Just now and then there is a snow cover in Berlin. You can neither rely on it nor can it be predicted earlier than a week before. The prevailing westerly winds in Berlin don't come from a continent, but from the warm waters of the ocean. Cold spells and winter weather come from the east. This is a fundamental difference to New England.
Cold as balls
Hard to know at the moment, there's been less snow in recent years.