15 Painful Photos Of Boston This Winter That Can Only Begin To Describe How Terrible It's Been
It's been six weeks since Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and snow keeps coming for Boston. After a light wintry storm on Sunday, the city of Boston officially broke its snowfall record by exactly one inch. According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts, Boston's Logan International Airport, where the city's snowfall is formally tracked, hit a staggering 108.6 inches of snow this winter. The city's previous snowfall record was 107.6 inches, which accumulated during the 1995-96 winter season.
Since Jan. 23, when Winter Storm Juno passed over New York City and proceeded to pummel Boston, the Massachusetts capital has seen over 101 inches of snow. That's nearly 9 feet of snow, which quickly turned the winter wonderland of brick facades and gas-lit street lamps into a frozen Siberian wasteland.
Still, Boston doesn't even get to claim that it was the snowiest place in America this winter — that title goes to Copenhagen, New York, according to the Los Angeles Times. It looks like hearty New Englanders may just have to settle for the title of Super Bowl XLIX champs instead.
"Superbowls, World Series', Stanley Cups, and snowfall records," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh tweeted on Sunday. "We are truly a title city. There will be no parade."
Here's a look back on Boston's record-breaking winter. There's sunnier times ahead (we hope).