Oh no! The weather wizard is on a snow kick this year, and there's snow on the way once again. This time there are two storms headed our way, one moving in from the west, and another from the south. Two days, two storms...
We normally have fairly mild winters here when you look at both temperature and snowfall totals. This one? From a snow standpoint it doesn't feel mild to me. If you look at historic totals Boston is still well below its snowiest winter, but the totals seem to keep rising. A bit of snowfall total history in numbers:
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and the folklore says if the groundhog sees his shadow we will have six more weeks of winter. The forecast of snow for tomorrow means that there shouldn't be any shadows. Do you suppose a cloudy Groundhog Day predicts the coming of spring?60.3" --- Amount of snowfall so far this winter in Boston
41.8" --- Normal for entire season (through April)
102.8" -- All-time record for season (1995-96)
Hey weather wizard? Don't you think we've had enough?
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
347 AM EST TUE FEB 1 2011
A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM EST THURSDAY.
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW TODAY. AN ADDITIONAL 8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED VERY LATE TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
Warning courtesy of the Boston office of the National Weather Service