It Just Won’t Stop Snowing in Boston
Another day, another dumping of snow on Boston,
As of 1:00pm ET, the official snowfall total at Boston’s Logan Airport measured 9.9″, with several more inches likely on top of that already. Storm totals in the city proper are likely to range in the 12-16″ range, just days after 24.6″ fell on Boston last Monday and Tuesday, the sixth-largest snowstorm in the city’s recorded history. Many suburbs, especially north and west of town, are already well over a foot, with Leominster, Massachusetts topping the list at an incredible 20.7″ (with more snow to come).
With 34.2″ of snow over the last week as of 1pm, this seven-day stretch is now officially the snowiest in recorded city history, and the effects on everyday life are profound. Boston schools are closed again on Tuesday for the fifth time in the last six school days. Logan Airport encountered significant delays (though it stayed open) again on Monday, with some flight diversions as well. The New England Patriots’ victory parade has been postponed until Wednesday.
For context, it’s snowed more in Boston this week than virtually every major ski resort out West in all of 2015.
WeatherNation’s John Van Pelt is in Boston providing updates on how the city is dealing with this historic run of wintry weather- be sure to check out WeatherNation TV for more!
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi