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slides: The Worst Snow Storms in MA History

Saturday, February 09, 2013


Wind and snow are covering the Northeast, and GoLocal is taking a look at the worst snow storms in the Commonwealth's history. Where will Nemo fall among these historic storms?

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#10 December 1975

Our list starts off with a winter storm that left the Bay State covered with 18.2 inches of snow.

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#9 February 1994

Nemo might not have to try hard to beat this storm, but it still brought in over 18 inches of snow in one blast, leaving many cities buried.

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#8 February 1958

This winter snowstorm brought 19.4 inches of snow with it along with hazardous ice.

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#7 March 1960

In 1960 the Commonwealth was slammed hard by this heavy hitter that brought 19.8 inches.

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#6 January 1978

1978 was a bad year for the Northeast, with multiple major snowfalls throughout the winter. This storm, although not the infamous blizzard of '78, brought a sizable amount of snow -- 21.4 inches.

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#5 January 2005

This late January storm brought in 22.5 inches of white powder, leaving many cities buried.

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#4 March 1997

Massachusetts played the April Fool in 1997 when a late season storm brought over two feet just in time for the beginning of baseball season.

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#3 February 1969

February was a bad month in '69 as well, with a storm hitting the Bay State that dropped around 26 inches.

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#2 February 1978

The infamous blizzard of '78 comes in at a high ranking at number 2. This historically tragic snowstorm left cities paralyzed for days and is still remembered as the storm that hit the hardest, but not quite the most snow. This storm brought in just over 27 inches.

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#1 February 2003

This more recent Nor'easter left residents shoveling more than 2 feet of snow, with a reported 27.5 inches in Boston.


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