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February Deluge

Logan airport has recorded almost 8 inches (20 cm) of rain and melted snow this month, making it the wettest February on record in Boston. However, only a small portion of this precipitation was snow and ice, such that the accumulated frozen precipitation depth for the month is just 15 inches (38 cm). This brings our seasonal frozen precipitation total to 50 inches (127 cm), still above average due to the near-record snowfall total in December.

Compare this to the seasonal frozen precipitation total of 102 inches (259 cm) in Concord, NH, just 70 miles (113 km) to our north. Concord has had roughly the same amount of precipitation, but their slightly colder conditions have made a huge difference in terms of accumulated snow and ice.

March will pick up right where February left off, in terms of precipitation. Expect snow and rain overnight Friday into Saturday, and then another moisture-laden storm system around the middle of next week.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, chilly. High 26°F (-3°C).

Tonight: Snow developing late; light accumulation likely. Temperature rising to 32°F (0°C) by morning.

Saturday: Snow changing to rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy late. High 38°F (3°C).

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, breezy. Low 27°F (-3°C).

Sunday: Mostly sunny, windy. High 32°F (0°C).

Monday: Mostly sunny. High 38°F (3°C).