Tracking Boston Snow Records

When a narrow path to my entrance door became a treacherous ravine between two mounts of snow,  I decided to check, are we breaking any kind of record this year.

Here is what I was able to find out.

Boston keeps track of its weather since 1872.

The most snow in any given 24 hours period was recorded as 27″ on Feb. 17-18, 2003.

The most snow in one month was recorded as 43.3″ in January 2005 (as measured at Logan).

The greatest seasonal snowfall in Boston was 107.6″ in 1995-96.

Let’s compare cumulative snow totals by month this season (2010-2011) with record breaking 1995-96 season:

Season Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr
1995-96 4.1 28.2 68.0 83.5 100.3 107.6
2010-11 22.0 60.3 Will be published in a few days Current Future

As you can see in December and January along we’ve got over 60″ of snow.  We are within 8″ to catch up to a record snowiest season even.

And the first two days in February we’ve got 2 (two) snow storms in a row.

December 2010 – 22.0″

January 2011 – 38.3″

2 days in February –  8-12″


Site Article Link
The Tech – MIT’s oldest and largest newspaper Weather: Some Snow Statistics
Storm2K Snowiest January since 1872 in Boston
Hardcore Weather Snowiest Month Ever in Boston
National Weather Service Seasonal snowfall totals for Boston, MA

Please suggest corrections, if any errors found.

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