Boston’s Top Ten Snow Storms Of All Time

BOSTON (CBS) – It has been a crazy few weeks of snowfall in the Boston area. More than five feet of snow have fallen in total this season.

Despite the high piles, only one of this season’s storms has cracked the top ten of all time for the city. These totals are from the official measurements at Logan Airport:

1. February 17-18, 2003 27.5 inches
2. February 6-7, 1978 27.1 inches
3. February 24-27, 1969 26.3 inches
4. March 31-April 1, 1997 25.4 inches
5. January 22-23, 2005 22.5 inches
6. January 20-21, 1978 21.4 inches
7. March 3-5, 1960 19.8 inches
8. February 16-17, 1958 19.4 inches
9. February 8-10, 1994 18.7 inches
10. January 7-8, 1996 18.2 inches
10. December 20-22, 1975 18.2 inches
10. December 26-27, 2010 18.2 inches

  • Jim

    I want to know how much snow has fallen so far this season and have we broken any records yet for total snowfall in one season

    • tom

      60 ” b4 start of this storm and 107″ is record back in 2006

      • Mike

        The record for seasonal total (107.6″) was set during the 1995-96 season.

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  • KB

    That’s because these clowns chose Logan as the official reporting location. Why would you chose that location??? It’s on the water and doesn’t reflect the true amounts that have fallen just a few miles from there.

  • mike

    NEWSFLASH: Boston is not the only city in Mass.
    Just 50 or so miles west is Mount Wachusett (which is in the same state). The towns and cities around there constantly get 2 – 3 feet of snow EVERY year. I hate the Boston attitude of “if it’s outside of 128, it doesn’t exist”.

    • tom

      i think they go out to 495 now…i’m just outside that existance myself

    • Foo Bar

      NEWSFLASH to your NEWSFLASH: Your estimate of 2-3 feet (24-36″) for the Wachusett area is less than the Boston average of about 42″ a year. Either your memory or math skills are buried under the snow piles in the yard. I hate the attitude of “if it’s outside my mental capacity, it’s wrong”.

  • emom

    I remember the 1969 storm , liked in boston and well barely saw our picket fence, and I agree why logan… that year the fence was almost buried and it was 30 inches high.. and 1978 it was much deeper than they claim and the 1997 well this storm has surpassed the amounts so far compaired to that year… so record or not I say if you had more then you had more.. I know I have had more on each storm,, and some tried to say I didnt,, PPPPFFFTTTT I have almost 4 feet of stuff in my yard, beat that…


      ur mom.


        NO UR MOM!

  • Jill, Natick

    It’s not so much how much has fallen this month. It’s the fact that it has been so cold that it hasn’t melted between storms! It’s all still here.

  • Jack Kelly

    Concerning the word “season” – The #4 storm was NOT a winter season storm, thus should be removed from your list. It was an early Spring season storm. Statistics are much more interesting and impressive when they are accurate, eh?

  • Gail MA

    Yes, I agree, anything outside of 495 doesn’t exist. I heard one reporter mention that Worcester was in Western Mass! How do they hire people that are so ignorant about the area that they are reporting in!

  • Lynden

    I remeber in the winter of 1994-95 a few of us were snowshoeing on Chickatawbut hill – and stepped over the fence at the top – only 3 inches of the 6′ high fence was above the snow.



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