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Boston in midst of snowiest 30 days on record

(Boston Globe) Boston area residents woke up to an all-too-familiar snow scene this morning. By Scott LaPierre
(Boston Globe) Boston area residents woke up to an all-too-familiar snow scene this morning. By Scott LaPierre

Add another record to Boston’s recent run of extreme snow storms. We’re now in the midst of the snowiest 30-day period on record for the city.

The National Weather Service reported Monday evening that it had recorded 71.8 inches of snow over 30 days — more than five feet. The previous record was 58.5 inches, set in 1978 as the region endured two major storms including the infamous blizzard that hit Feb. 6-7. For the winter season, Boston has seen 76.5 inches.

It’s just another marker of how unusual this parade of major winter storms has been.

Two weeks ago, Boston saw its snowiest seven days on record, with 40.5 inches of snowfall within seven days. The previous high was Jan. 2-8, 1996, when 31.2 inches fell.

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A few other records of note.

• Total snowfall last Monday was Boston’s highest ever for that day, with 16.2 inches.

• With 22.1 inches on Jan. 27, the city also set a benchmark for that date.

• It had been a few months since Boston recorded a snow record, and that one was much less significant. On Nov. 28, we also had an all-time high: 2.3 inches, up from 2.2 in 1978.


Andy Rosen can be reached at andrew.rosen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @andyrosen.