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Boston Weather: 50.0°F | Light Rain and Windy

Weather: Record Snowfall

By Roberto F. Rondanelli

What are the chances of witnessing two of the biggest snowstorms in record in a period of 10 months? Although the final amount of snowfall at Logan Airport station was only 17.1 inches, many places around New England and the Boston metro area received significantly more, ranging from about 10 to 40 inches. Cambridge recorded about 2 feet of snow (50 cm), 5 inches more than for the President’s Day snowstorm, which set an all-time record amount in Logan Airport of 27.6 inches. Considering the greater Boston area, this snowstorm is at least comparable in magnitude to the one in February. Even with the underestimated amount of snowfall measured in Logan, the snowstorm ranks second in amount of snow for the month of December since 1920.

In the forecast, temperatures will keep cool today and tonight. During Wednesday we expect some southerly winds advecting relatively warm air as a low pressure system approaches New England. The winter is still two weeks ahead and who knows what other surprises may bring. Enjoy it.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. High 38ºF (3ºC).

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 26ºF (-3ºC).

Wednesday: Partly cloudy becoming increasingly cloudy in the afternoon, chance of rain on wednesday night. High 42ºF (6ºC).

Thursday: Rainy, becoming clear late in the afternoon. Low 40ºF (4ºC), High 46ºF (8ºC).