World and Nation

A Snowy December

According to the National Weather Service, this December was the 9th snowiest December on record for Boston, MA, with 22 inches of snow recorded. A significant portion of that (18.2 inches) was due to a single storm, the December 26–27 storm. This snowstorm tied for the 10th greatest snowstorm total for Boston, and was also the greatest 24 hour December snowfall amount. We won’t need to wait long for our next chance at significant snowfall. Following a high pressure system that will have control over the area until Friday, the forecast models are predicting the development of a strong coastal or offshore low pressure system that would impact our area Friday–Saturday. There is still much uncertainty surrounding this system, both in terms of the timing and track (which of course affects the snowfall total), but there is a good likelihood for precipitation in our region.