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Boston Weather: 35.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: March Comes in Like a Lion

By Roberto Rondanelli
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Snowfall totals for the season should now be on the order of 80 inches, as the coastal low developing during the night hours is probably bringing an additional 10 inches to the season total. This will make this 2004-2005 winter the sixth snowiest season when compared to statistics from 1891 to 2001.

From the empirical distribution of total snowfall, this season ranks in the 96th percentile. The snowiest month of March was in 1992, with a total of 38.9 inches, and the average snowfall for March is 7.4 inches. So there is still a chance that we can go for the record of 107.6, inches set in the 1995-1996 season.

After the passage of the low, unseasonally cold temperatures will remain in place as cold advection from the remnants of the low will continue towards the end of the week. More snow is still possible during the weekend.

Extended Forecast

Today: Snow in the morning then cloudy with a chance of some flurries.

High 38ºF (3ºC).

Tonight: Cloudy with a chance of snow. Low 25ºF (-4ºC).

Wednesday: Cloudy with a chance of snow then becoming partly cloudy and colder. High 35ºF (2ºC).

Thursday: Partly cloudy and cold . Low 19ºF(-7ºC). High 31ºF (-1ºC).