Tons of Trash In Boston’s Last Snow Pile
The winter of 2014-15 was one for the records in Boston, Massachusetts. A record breaking 110.6″ fell! Who would have thought impacts from the snowiest winter in Boston’s history would last into the heat of summer?
Measurable snow hasn’t fallen in Boston since March 28th where 0.3″ was picked up. Throughout April a couple snowflakes did fly but no measurable amounts were indicated. So since the end of March in Boston’s Seaport District, the once 75″ of snow, piled up in the city’s snow farm (where large amounts of snow were placed after it was removed from the streets) sat patiently waiting to melt.
In true Bostonian nature, this snow wasn’t going to bring them down, so why not make a game out of it! On June 25th with the snow still lingering Mayor Marty Walsh initiated the “Snow Melt Challenge” where contestants would guess how long it would take the snow to melt and just this week the last of it is finally gone. July 14, 2015 is the day that winter finally ended in Boston. Cooler temperatures paired with a rain deficit this spring would explain the slow snow melt.
Now the only things that remain are the fire hydrants, parking meters, bikes and tons of garbage that was plowed in with the snow.
Meteorologist Tracey Anthony