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    Seventh Snowiest February on Record in Boston

    By by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    March 12, 2013, 9:44:38 AM EDT

    This February, though not yet finished, has already secured its position in the top ten snowiest Februarys on record for Boston.

    As of February 19, Boston has had 32 inches of snow fall during the month, ranking it the seventh snowiest on record and surpassing the city's average February snow fall by 21.1 inches.

    A whopping 24.9 inches of that total was delivered by the February 8-9, 2013 storm that yielded hurricane-force gusts and blizzard conditions to much of New England.

    This month's total thus far has also already surpassed the January snowfall average of 12.9 inches, which is typically the snowiest month for the New England city.


    Top 10 February Snow Totals in Boston

    Rank
    Year
    Monthly Total
    1
    2003
    41.6 inches
    2
    1969
    41.3 inches
    3
    1994
    36.2 inches
    4
    1893
    35.3 inches
    5
    1934
    32.9 inches
    6
    1920
    32.5 inches
    7
    2013
    32.0 inches
    8
    1916
    30.3 inches
    9
    1899
    30.2 inches
    10
    1962
    28.7 inches

    Boston was predicted by AccuWeather.com to be a hotspot for rapid development of storms this winter due to warm water temperatures.

    "I think that is something we are going to see here happen on occasion, especially in January, we feel, and maybe once in December and February," Pastelok said in the AccuWeather.com 2012-2013 Winter Forecast.

    More snow may be headed for the city this weekend and into the coming week as one or more storms over the Plains has the potential to spin off new storms along the Atlantic Seaboard.

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