Boston's all-time snowfall record for one season is 107.6 inches, set in the winter of 1995-96. This year has been a whole other monster altogether, as we have seen a whole winter's worth of snow in just the past month.
So far in Boston, we are currently just shy of breaking the record. All we need is another 5.7 inches of snow to break it. I do not think that is going to be a problem. On the bright note, if we are going to deal with all this snow, at least it is a record!
Speaking of records, they have been shattered everywhere in February of 2015. This month will go down as the snowiest month on record, and the second coldest with an average temperature just over 18 degrees for the month. During the month, we spent over 500 hours without breaking 32 degrees! Incredibly persistent cold along with incredibly heavy amounts of snow made for one of the most incredible winter months of our lives. I am glad to see February 2015 say goodbye. It is time to March forward!
But as we know, winters like this one do not go out easy. We are already tracking our next round of snow! It is currently snowing in the Midwest. Delays and cancellations are becoming widespread as this swath of snow spreads eastward, affecting millions of people as it will eventually track towards the Mid-Atlantic and New England Sunday, with accumulations up to six inches or more expected in spots.
Snow will be arriving in western New England later Sunday afternoon and spreading east during the evening. The heaviest snow will fall between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. Monday. The snow will be pushing off the coast early Monday morning, by 6 a.m., leaving snow-covered roads and slippery travel for Monday morning commuters. The heaviest snow will likely fall along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Winter storm watches have been issued for areas near Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Hartford and Providence.
A widespread three-to-six-inch snowfall is likely, with the potential for localized heavier amounts, which could get up to seven or eight inches in any heavier, slow-moving bands of snow. Boston is projected to get close to five inches of snow, so it will be extremely close to the all-time record!
Accumulations will be significantly lighter farther north. Please plan on allowing some extra time getting to work on Monday. The commute will be slow, snow-covered and delayed, but improving conditions are likely through the morning as the snow will be mostly over and roads should quickly improve. Breezy WNW winds will follow and eventually deliver another cold shot of air to arrive Tuesday before our next storm system, which promises to deliver a very messy period of weather stating Tuesday night and lasting into Thursday.