BOSTON (CBS) – All proper …
You understand the entire phrase “If you happen to do not just like the New England climate, simply wait a minute” that is tossed round like a contemporary salad? It has by no means been extra true than it’s now.
What do you get once you mix 5 above common (heat) months with a extreme / excessive drought? New England has a document snow storm in October! Are you kidding me! By no means in Boston’s lengthy and storied climate historical past (since 1872) did Boston have greater than 1.1 inches of snow in an October storm or for a whole month … till Friday.
Not solely did we break the document for snow in October, we smashed it too. We greater than tripled it! As of this writing, the whole snowfall in Boston (Logan) is 3.5 inches and growing. Pumpkins are buried. Streets are white. Bushes sag. Youngsters sledding!
Would you like extra snow statistics? I’ve it!
Our final snow in Boston of the 2019-2020 season got here on April 18 (0.7 inches). That is exceptional late within the yr for almost an inch of snow in Boston. Mix that late-season snow with this early-season (October 30) document and depart simply 193 days between snow seasons in Boston in 2020. One other document. We changed the 194-day snow break in 1987. 2020, the yr of at all times passing on.
OK, I’ve another for you … 3.5 inches of snow in Boston on Friday … that is greater than Boston obtained for the whole the rest of winter as of January 19 final winter. Sure, you learn that proper, we’ve got extra snow on Friday than on the finish of January-February-March-April mixed!
OK, come on, that is too humorous … right this moment’s 3.5 inch snow storm was the largest snow storm of 2020! We surpassed the three.Zero inch storm right this moment January 18th. For a bigger accumulation (6.1 inches), you must return by December 1-3, 2019.
What does all of it imply? We now have to organize for a snow season when it snows a lot this early, proper? Properly, in actual fact, historical past tells us the other. If you happen to return and take a look at the opposite 3 times Boston recorded snow in October, all of them adopted sub-par snowfall seasons. This additionally consists of the latest “snow-tober” occasion in 2011 … Boston obtained solely 9.Three inches of snow for the whole winter!
Similar story in Worcester … At the moment’s snow is fourth highest in historical past (4.1 inches) in Worcester in October. And in the event you take the remainder of the highest 5, one (1962) had an virtually common snow season and the remaining had been all effectively beneath par.
The underside line is that early snow is NOT at all times the identical snow season.
If you happen to suppose it’s best to hurry up and refuel your snow blower, calm down, you’ve got time. Whereas there might be some storms with a chilly shot on Monday or early Tuesday, November appears to be like scrumptious after that. I would not be in any respect stunned if we hit 70+ later within the subsequent week. If you happen to do not just like the climate on Friday, simply wait.