Winter, what winter? Boston has seen the second lowest amount of snow ever seen, while New York has experienced just 4.8 centimeters of snow this year as spring approaches fast
- Boston saw only 15.1 centimeters of snowfall this winter – 17.1 centimeters below normal
- New York City experienced the ninth least amount of snowfall – 4.8 inches
- Philadelphia took 0.3 centimeters of snow – the second least snowy winter ever
The northeastern United States has registered one of the mildest winters.
January and February 2020 have seen only 3.6 centimeters of snow in Boston – the least amount during this two-month period since the lowest total ever in 1937.
The total amount of snowfall in Boston last winter was 15.1 inches – well below the 32.2 inches that is considered normal until February 23.
The extremely mild temperatures this winter make it more likely that March will also be warmer than normal, according to WBZ TV.
In the three winter months of December, January and February, Boston experienced more days above 60 degrees than below 32 degrees.
The high temperature in Boston exceeded six times 60 degrees this winter – December 9, 10 and 14; January 11 and 12; and 24 February.
Other cities in the northeast have also seen meager snowfall this winter.
New York City has seen only 4.8 centimeters of snowfall so far – the ninth least snowed ever.
Snowfall is seen above as commuters in Melrose, Massachusetts, who find their way to Boston on December 3
According to meteorologists, New York City has seen less than five centimeters of snowfall this winter
Until Sunday, Philadelphia grabbed just 0.3 centimeters of snow – the second least snowy winter in the history of the city, according to The weather channel.
Most of that snow fell on January 18 and no snow has fallen since.
In an average season, 17.9 inches of snow would have fallen in Philadelphia on February 23.
Last February in Boston was the fourth warmest on record.
The average temperature in Boston during the month – 37.3 degrees – was 5.9 degrees above the average.
If current trends continue next week, this February is likely to reach the top three of the hottest ever.
The total snowfall of Boston in February has been a paltry half an inch – making it the seventh place in the lowest snowfall months ever.
Another major New England city – Providence, Rhode Island – saw only a trail of snow in February, making it the least amount of snow ever to fall in the city.
Philadelphia experienced the second least snowy winter ever. The image above shows a woman protecting herself against the rain on December 1 in Philadelphia
The forecast this week in Boston requires persistent mild temperatures.
Tuesday will be 51 degrees high, while Wednesday will probably be 45 degrees.
Temperatures fall to more seasonal levels on the weekend, with highlights in the mid to high 30s.