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Boston Sets Snowfall Record

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FILE - Pedestrians make their way along a snow covered street during a winter snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Feb. 9, 2015.

FILE - Pedestrians make their way along a snow covered street during a winter snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Feb. 9, 2015.

People in the northeastern U.S. city of Boston will look forward to the arrival of spring Friday after enduring the city's highest winter season snowfall on record.

A storm on Sunday dropped another 7.4 centimeters of snow, pushing the total since November to 275.8 centimeters. That is more than double Boston's average of 110 centimeters of snow in a season.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joked about the new record on Twitter, comparing the wintry milestone to Boston's recent string of major sports championships. "There will be no parade," he wrote.

The season actually started slow with Boston getting less than a centimeter of snow in December at its international airport where the official data is recorded. But in a three-week stretch starting January 25, the city endured a punishing stretch of multiple storms that dropped a combined 217 centimeters of snow.

That helped the month of February become Boston's snowiest since the previous record in 1995-96.

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