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Boston sets snowfall record with 108.6 inches

(Bloomberg) -- Boston received 2.9 inches (7.4 centimeters) of new snow Sunday, finally breaking the 19-year-old seasonal record, the National Weather Service said.

The 108.6 inches that has fallen this winter at the city’s Logan International Airport broke the old mark of 107.6 inches set in 1995-1996, the weather service said.

Since Jan. 23, 103.1 fell at the airport from a series of storms that closed schools for days at a time.

“It is quite impressive, really,” said Steve LaVoie, a meteorologist at Hometown Forecast Services Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire. “I’m not surprised, considering how many larger storms we had.”

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The current seasonal total is 69.9 inches higher than what the city would normally have had at this time of year, according to weather service records.

The season’s snowfall has crimped service on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the city’s mass transit system, which still doesn’t have its commuter rail service fully restored.

LaVoie said it’s possible Boston will get more measurable snow in coming weeks.

The city has had late-season snowfalls in the past. In 1997, 25.4 inches of snow fell from March 31 to April 1, and in May 1977 the city’s suburbs got about 5 inches.

There may be snow showers later this week and the next chance for measurable snow will be next weekend, LaVoie said.

For Monday, skies will be clear and the high temperature should be around 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 Celsius), he said.


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