Mt. Washington gets record snowfall as Mass. prepares for heat

16snow - Snow on Mount Washington. (Mount Washington Observatory)A May snowfall is not unusual at the observatory, said Chris Kimble, a National Weather Service meteorologist. About 12 inches of snow typically falls in May at the observatory, which has an altitude of 6,300 feet.

But this weekend’s storm broke a couple weather records, including the largest snowfall for a single day in May.
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“In 1967, 22.2 inches fell, and this weekend we got 22.9 and counting,” Kimble said.

The record for the largest single-storm snow in May was also broken, he said. From May 21 to 24, 1997, the observatory was hit with 30.6 inches of snow. This weekend, 33.3 inches fell.

via Mt. Washington gets recordbreaking snowfall as Mass. prepares for heat – The Boston Globe


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