Boston’s Seasonal Snowfall Record Broken


Boston’s snowfall record for winter has been broken as of 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The previous record was set in the winter of 1995-1996, with 107.6 inches of snowfall. After the three inches of snow that fell today in Boston, the record now stands at 108.6 inches. Weather reporters in the Boston area state more may come.

Usually, the month of March marks a dramatic decrease in the amount of snowfall in the region. Though, there are instances of large snow storms that occur until April. One snow storm during this time period occurred in the winter of 1997, when over two feet of snow buried Boston on April 1. It is highly unlikely that Boston’s record for snowfall could go higher.

The most snow to fall in the months of March, April, and May was 41 inches back in 1993, with the median snowfall per storm coming in at just over seven inches. With the winter that the Northeast has seen this year, it is very possible to see the record for Boston to increase by even a foot or two, according to some weather reporters.

By James Dixson


The Boston Globe


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