BOSTON (CBS) – The first real flakes? Innocent, enjoyable even.
January 24th. About a half-foot of snow layered the ground on a peaceful Saturday. It was perfect for taking pictures, but not bad enough to change plans.READ MORE: "Time for the village to step up": Volunteers help ease nationwide baby formula shortage
Hey, winter is beautiful!
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Next storm up? Not so much.
Just two days later the state went quiet, a travel ban began, and snow started flying in earnest.
The Blizzard of 2015 was on and Boston was blasted by its sixth biggest snowstorm on record. Some towns were buried in three feet of fluff.
“Alright, we’re good now!” was the common sentiment.
But it was not meant to be.
On February 2, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, proclaimed six more weeks of winter, and presumably went into witness protection as we stacked up a couple more feet.
Schools struggled with numerous snow days and the MBTA was on ice.
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At this point roof rakes were as popular as Sam Adams, but we weren’t done with the Boston blitz of 2015.
February 7-9 brought another epic blast of snow, and produced yet another top 10 all-time snowstorm in the city.
Snow depth records started falling and icicles kept growing.
And just last weekend, the third storm to bring more than a foot of snow to the area in two weeks.
Blizzard conditions raked the coastline, and the coldest temperatures in eleven years invaded as a final touch.
Is this winter historic?
Hands down, this is an unprecedented streak.
A few of the records broken include snowiest 5, 7, 10, 20, 30, and 40-day stretches, the snowiest February, the snowiest month, and the soon-to-come snowiest winter season since weather record keeping began in 1891.
All the while, the bitter cold has not left, and so neither have the snow banks.
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