When a narrow path to my entrance door became a treacherous ravine between two mounts of snow, I decided to check, are we breaking any kind of record this year.
Here is what I was able to find out.
Boston keeps track of its weather since 1872.
The most snow in any given 24 hours period was recorded as 27″ on Feb. 17-18, 2003.
The most snow in one month was recorded as 43.3″ in January 2005 (as measured at Logan).
The greatest seasonal snowfall in Boston was 107.6″ in 1995-96.
Let’s compare cumulative snow totals by month this season (2010-2011) with record breaking 1995-96 season:
|2010-11||–||22.0||60.3||Will be published in a few days||Current||Future|
As you can see in December and January along we’ve got over 60″ of snow. We are within 8″ to catch up to a record snowiest season even.
And the first two days in February we’ve got 2 (two) snow storms in a row.
December 2010 – 22.0″
January 2011 – 38.3″
2 days in February – 8-12″
|The Tech – MIT’s oldest and largest newspaper||Weather: Some Snow Statistics||http://tech.mit.edu/V123/N52/weather_52.52w.html|
|Storm2K||Snowiest January since 1872 in Boston||http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=56851|
|Hardcore Weather||Snowiest Month Ever in Boston||http://www.hardcoreweather.com/showthread.php/1461-Snowiest-Month-Ever-in-Boston|
|National Weather Service||Seasonal snowfall totals for Boston, MA||http://www.erh.noaa.gov/box/climate/bossnw.shtml|
Please suggest corrections, if any errors found.
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