Snowfall In Boston Reaches Historic Record

The “snowmaggedon” of the past two weeks moved Boston into the top 10 snowiest winters of all time on Monday.

“It’s like the Energizer Bunny.  It just keeps going,” Storm Team 5 meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said.

The seemingly never-ending snowfall gave Boston more than 73 inches for the winter, passing the 72.9 inches that fell during the winter of 1903-1904.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, 73.9 inches had fallen this winter at Logan Airport, where snow is officially measured.

“For the past 14 days it seems like we have had a constant snow removal operation in Boston,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.

Boston also set a record with the most snow in 30 days with 60.8 inches.

The previous record was 58.8 inches that fell before, during and after the Blizzard of 1978. However, this time, that record was set in 17 days, not 30.

“No city administration has ever dealt with this much snow in as short a period a time in history,” Walsh said.

The city’s parking ban will stay in effect until further notice.

“If you park on a main thoroughfare, we will tow you,” the mayor said.

Walsh urged private employers to allow workers to work from home Tuesday, if possible.  Only emergency city workers were told to report Tuesday.

“It has been an amazing two weeks of what seems like nearly continuous snow and cold weather,” said Marc Fournier, deputy director of Public Works in Andover.

It’s hard to argue with that.

Original Article: http://www.wcvb.com/weather/snow-sets-historic-records-in-boston/31168556

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