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Records Continue to Fall in Snowy Boston

17 Feb 2015, 3:46 pm


And it just keeps snowing in Boston. And snowing.

The evening rush is a slippery one in the Massachusetts capital, where another dusting of snow fell on Tuesday and another few inches of snow Tuesday night will likely vault Boston’s seasonal snow total to second place in recorded history.

An area of low pressure is pushing back a generally light swath of snow into eastern Massachusetts through the evening, tapering off by midnight. Wednesday morning’s commute could be a bit slippery in Boston, although the snow should be over long before dawn. Snow totals will likely range from 3-6″ in metro Boston – probably closer to the 3″ mark for most – once all is said in done.

But while this snow event won’t rival the massive blizzards that have pummeled the city in the last month, the latest round of snow has already pushed Boston into third place all-time in terms of snowiest recorded winters. With an astounding 96.0″ of seasonal snowfall through 1pm ET on Tuesday (with 0.3″ of snow on Tuesday), the Massachusetts capital sits just 0.3″ behind the 1993-94 winter total of 96.3″ and 11.6″ behind the snowiest winter in Boston’s history back in the 1995-96 season.

By midnight, Boston is almost certain to break the ’93-’94 total and move into second place all-time. And before the weekend is through, the already epic winter of 2014-15 could be crowned king if another potential snowstorm verifies.

More snow looks likely this weekend – although the forecast remains tricky. An area of low pressure will push eastward across the country at the end of the week, and another round of significant snow could be setting up for Beantown come Saturday night. At this point, the forecast is still uncertain, but there is the potential for another 6″+ snowfall in eastern Massachusetts.

It’s been a doozy of a winter, and it’s not nearly over. Stay up-to-date on it with WeatherNation!

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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