Please RT: BREAKING NEWS: Boston breaks all time seasonal snowwfall total! 2.9" as of 7PM, making it 108.6! pic.twitter.com/QheFpl5oXF
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 15, 2015
With a late-afternoon burst of snow Boston has broken a new record.
Shortly after 7 p.m., the National Weather Service tweeted that Boston had received the two or so inches of snow it needed to break its all-time recorded snowfall mark for a single winter, previously set back in 1995-96 (107.9 inches). The new record, as of 7 p.m., March 15, 2015: 108.6 inches.
“Superbowls, World Series’, Stanley Cups, and snowfall records,” Mayor Martin J. Walsh tweeted. “We are truly a title city. There will be no parade.”
The worst previous single month was January 2005 when 43.3 inches fell, reports ABC.
This official winter snowfall, measured from December through February this year, was 99.4 inches. That was the snowiest for the winter period, beating 91.5 inches in 1993-94.
The season snowfall record is measured from July 1 through June 30.
As the Globe points out, snow this year has wreaked havoc on the city, shutting down the MBTA, causing roof collapses, and forcing school officials to cancel classes—sometimes for as many as seven days.