BOSTON (CBS) – January is on track to follow December’s lead with very little snow in Boston.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mary Blake reports.

Actually, that big October snow storm just before Halloween has a lot to do with our “snow-less” winter. While many of us were thinking a long winter was ahead, WBZ Accuweather meteorologist Barry Burbank said it signaled the ‘kiss of death’ for a snowy Boston winter.

“Every time we’ve had October snowfalls in the past, the following season we’d get very little snow, particularly if you combine that with warm Novembers and warm Decembers,” said Barry.

Barry says the current weather pattern doesn’t mean absolutely no snow in February and March – but he’s expecting one of the least snowiest seasons in Boston, about 50 percent below average (the Boston average is 42 inches).

“Last year was over 80 inches. I’m suspecting, I’m guessing right now that we’ll have closer to 20 inches for the whole season,” said Barry.

Comments (2)
  1. gramps says:

    It’s a ‘leap year’ so I’d say, 6 & 7/8ths”….


  2. Chris says:

    In the end things tend to even out, so I am guessing a cold wet spring ahead. I hope I am wrong..

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