Metro

Boston in midst of snowiest 30 days on record

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.

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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.

Daily snowfall in Boston

On March 15, this year's snowfall broke the record-setting total from 1995-1996.
Data through Mar. 23, 2015 at 11 a.m.

DATA: National Weather Service, Boston; NOAA

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