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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Some Snow Statistics

By Vikram Khade
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The overcast is expected to clear away early this morning as the low moves into the Canadian maritimes. Subsequently the cold front will push off the East Coast. A weak high pressure system is expected to build up in the Boston area. The clearing will be ephemeral as a weak low pressure system over the Great Lakes is expected to send some unsolicited disturbances towards Boston region. Today and tomorrow are expected to be cloudy, with chances of showers.

The ‘snow history’ of Boston, like any other thing about Boston, is interesting. Records since 1920 show that the earliest date of first snowfall (1" in a day) was Nov. 10, 1976 while the latest was Jan. 29, 1928. The mean date is Dec. 12. The earliest date for the last snowfall (1" in a day) was Nov. 24, 1936 and the latest was Apr. 28, 1987. The mean date is Mar. 20. The greatest seasonal snowfall was 107.6" in 1995-96 while the least was 8.2" in 1936-1937. The mean seasonal snowfall is 41.3". The most snow in 24 hours was recorded as 27" on Feb. 17-18, 2003. The average snow per month happens to be 12.8" for Feb. and 12" for Jan. The snowstorm climatology (1952 to 1992) for Boston shows that the average number of snowstorms (resulting in at least 1" snow) per season is 10.33, out of which six have resulted in snow in the range of 1" to 2.9".

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly sunny later in the day. Highs near 60°F (15°C).

Today night: Partly cloudy until 3 a.m., becoming more cloudy thereafter. Lows around 47°F (8°C).

Tomorrow: Cloudy and breezy. Highs around 62°F (16°C).

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 45°F (7°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy, high around 62°F (16°C).