Residents of Boston may be tiring of their city’s status as a winter wonderland. Nearly 3 inches of snow fell in the Massachusetts capital on Sunday, March 15—officially making this season the city’s snowiest ever recorded.
The snowfall record was broken by a relatively tame storm, which dumped 2.9 inches of snow on the city. This brought the Boston’s snow totals to 108.6 inches. That’s a full inch over the previous record set in the winter of 1995-1996, and more than double the city’s average annual snowfall of 43 inches.
“Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cups, and snowfall records. We are truly a title city,” tweeted Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. “There will be no parade,” he joked.
Nearly all of Boston’s 9-plus feet of snow has fallen since January 26, when the winter’s first blizzard arrived in New England. The two-day storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on the city, shutting down schools, airports, and public transportation. It was the city’s sixth-largest snowstorm on record.
Following that, storms whipped through Boston in February on an almost weekly basis, bringing the month’s snowfall total to 64.9 inches—breaking the previous monthly record by more than 21 inches!
Unfortunately for Bostonians, the snow has continued into spring. This weekend the city received another 1.7 inches. As of this writing, Boston’s total snowfall for 2014-2015 stands at a whopping 110.3 inches!
Some Boston residents are finding the bright side to the record-breaking weather. “We were miserable, but at least now we’re miserable champions,” says 27-year-old Joe Ferreira, while trudging through the slush on Boston Common.
In February, Boston's snowfall also broke records for the fastest 6-foot snowfall (18 days) and the fastest 90-inch snowfall (23 days). Which record represents a faster rate of snowfall?