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Snow on Tuesday Could Snarl Evening Commute

The National Weather Service is predicting the snow will have a “significant impact” on the evening rush hour.

Photo credit: National Weather Service.
Photo credit: National Weather Service.

Mother Nature isn’t done with us yet.

The National Weather Service is predicting 4-6 inches of snow for North Reading on Tuesday. 

The snow should start between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. with the worst of it hitting the area between noon and 6 p.m.

The storm will have a “significant impact” on the evening rush hour.

Snow should end between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The snowstorm is just the latest expected to hit the area after a very active two weeks of snow. Though it might seem like we’re having one of the worst winters yet, the 2013-14 winter doesn’t even rank in the Top 10 for Boston. 

We’ve seen about 53 inches of snow so far this year, which is more than an average winter in Boston, but still way below the record-setting 107.6 inches we saw in 1995-1996.

We still have a month-plus of potential snowstorms so it’s possible we may wind up in the Top 10. The 10th biggest snowfall was in 1919-20, which saw 73.4 inches.

Don’t forget that the April Fools' Day storm of 1997 brought 25.4 inches of snow to Boston, which shows that sometimes we have to wait until after Opening Day to stop worrying about snow.

Mel Webster February 17, 2014 at 02:44 PM
53 inches in Boston, but any idea what North Reading's total is? I know we have gotten more in a couple of storms and would guess we are in the 60-65 inch range if not a little more. Any way Patch could find out and let us know?

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