Surpassing the Century Mark

Surpassing the century mark—-a phrase often used when a city has a high temp over 100° but now can be used (right or wrong) to describe the seasonal snow total for Boston! Thanks to last night’s storm, the city has now picked up 100.2″ of snow this season and only one other time in Boston’s recorded history (since 1890) has Boston eclipsed the century mark (winter 95/96 picked up 107.6″). Outstanding.

The storm is long gone now and sunshine takes it from here and unlike yesterday that sunshine will be able to warm us up for a few hours this afternoon. I think most cities & towns reach the low 30s–melting some snow. The only knock on this afternoon is wind which will be from the west around 7-14mph masking some of that mild feel to the air.

That wind drags another chunk of arctic air into New England overnight and for the remainder of the week. It won’t be as bitter as yesterday but temps will start in the single numbers tomorrow and barely reach the low 20s by afternoon. Much the same for Friday.

~JR