January 2015 – NORTHEAST – The Blizzard of 2015 might have been a disappointment for New York, but it will go down in the record books for eastern Massachusetts after as much as 36 inches of snow fell between Monday and Tuesday, making it the snowiest storm on record in Worcester, Mass., and the snowiest January storm for Boston. Widespread snowfall totals of two to three feet were reported across eastern Massachusetts, southeast New Hampshire and Maine. The cities of Auburn, Hudson and Lunenburg, all in Massachusetts, came in with the highest snow accumulation of 36 inches. Northeast Connecticut and eastern Long Island also saw over 30 inches of snow.
The Blizzard of 2015 is now ranked number one for snow in Worcester, Mass. The powerful winter storm dumped 34.6 inches on the city which — maybe unsurprisingly — was ranked the second snowiest location in the United States in the winter of 2012-2013, when 109 inches of snow fell. Boston’s official reporting station, Logan International Airport, reported a storm total of 24.6 inches, which makes the blizzard the snowiest January storm on record, and the sixth snowiest of any storm on record. However, the Logan Airport total remains one of the lower totals in the area. A station downtown reported 26 inches, and South Boston saw 31 inches.
Given the storm’s track, which was about 100 miles farther to the east than forecast, locations west of Hartford, Conn., and Long Island saw smaller totals, which led to feelings ranging anywhere from relief to disappointment to sheer social media outrage after forecasts suggested snowfall totals topping two feet in some locations. Central Park ended the day with 9.8 inches, and Staten Island accumulated seven. The eastern boroughs were just slightly snowier — LaGuardia reported 11.4 and Bayside in Queens saw 12 inches. See below for more snow totals. –WP