This year, the Boston area has been experiencing a very anomalously mild winter. The brief snow showers that passed through the area on Monday night constituted our first measurable snowfall since October. This is rather extraordinary, considering that Boston normally records a total of over 10 inches of snow by the end of December. However, the winter is far from over, and the relative lack of snowfall so far does not necessarily mean that the rest of the season will be as mild.
In fact, another chance for snow will come tomorrow, as a Nor’easter system tracks up the coast and interacts with the cold Arctic air that is settling over the region today. However, much of the precipitation associated with this storm will likely fall as rain or sleet, creating a rather unpleasant wintry mix throughout the day.
For those hoping for a snowstorm, there will likely be additional chances later in the winter, as February is statistically the snowiest month in our area.