Spring dawns Friday but not without snowfall entering the record books in Boston.
Beantown got hit with a record amount of snow, forcing Bostonians to shovel just over 9 feet to keep city sidewalks and streets clear. A storm on Sunday dumped 2.9 inches of snow on the city, pushing the total to 108.6 inches compared with 107.6 inches, a record that was set in 1995-1996.
Winter this year on the East Coast naturally gave some global warming naysayers a lot of ammunition for a good snowball fight. But the record snowfall does fit climate change with bad weather being more severe because of the increased moisture in the air thanks to melting polar ice from human consumption of fossil fuels.
Heaven help us if this winter had unleashed as much snow in the Kansas City area as it did in Boston. Only sunshine and the spring thaw would save us.
While people back East were complaining of aching backs, sore muscles and car problems because of the snow deluge, winter was relatively mild here.
It’s good to skate into the warmer weather, although that may become unbearable more quickly this year than anyone wants. A record high temperature in the 80s was forecast for Monday in Kansas City.
The record snowfall in Boston included autumn and spring, The Associated Press reports. The official winter snowfall from December to February was 99.4 inches, making it the snowiest winter, beating 91.5 inches in 1993-1994.