It’s official: Boston has set a new record for snowiest season. Through Sunday evening, the city had accumulated a total of 108.6 inches of snow, surpassing the old record of 107.6 inches set in the winter of 1995-96. Boston’s weather records date to 1872.
<div class=”flex-embed”> <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” width=”500″> <p>Please RT: BREAKING NEWS: Boston breaks all time seasonal snowwfall total! 2.9″ as of 7PM, making it 108.6! <a href=”http://t.co/QheFpl5oXF”>pic.twitter.com/QheFpl5oXF</a></p> <p>— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) <a href=”https://twitter.com/NWSBoston/status/577246272630980608″>March 15, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async=”” charset=”utf-8″ src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”></script></p></div>
Although it was a snowy road to first place, it wasn’t necessarily a long one. Nearly all of Boston’s 10 feet of snow has fallen since Jan. 26, when winter’s first blizzard whipped through New England.
The Blizzard of 2015 on Jan. 26-27 may be more well-known as the “winter storm that wasn’t” in New York City. But in southern New England, it was anything but an underachiever. The storm went down in the record books for eastern Massachusetts after as much as 36 inches of snow fell between Monday and Tuesday, making it the snowiest storm on record in Worcester, Mass., and the snowiest January storm for Boston.