Last year's winter season in Boston was unprecedented, with Nor’easters coming non-stop, leaving us with a whopping 110.6 inches or a little over nine feet of snow. Now that winter is upon us again, there are rumors that there will be even more snow than last year.
According to the Farmer’s Almanac the most snow would have fallen throughout the beginning of December, and there was absolutely no snow when we got back from Thanksgiving, or during finals week, or Christmas, so a lack of snow in December will reduce the overall accumulation for the season.
As for our first couple weeks back, do not expect too many snow days. The month’s forecast is predicting average temperatures in the high thirties and low forties, with little precipitation.
February is when we will see the majority of snow and more New England-y winter temperatures, although it will most likely not be as much as last year. There will only be a handful of snowy days, which will be spread out through the month. This differs from last year when the storms all hit one after another, which made it impossible to deal with the huge amounts of snow that accumulated.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently released their predictions for winter 2016, showing a high probability for a warmer winter than normal, with a slight chance of it being a wetter winter than usual. It is worthwhile to note, however, that last year’s prediction did not foresee the kind of snow we got, so we could always get lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you feel about snow.)