The February 29, 2012 Leap Day Northeast snowstorm that hit Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire with significant snowfall totals, caused some school closings and delays up and down the east coast. Winter weather advisories and warnings are still in effect. How much snow and ice did your town get? Did you send your kids to school today, or was your area hit with school closings?
Northeast Weather Forecast
The National Weather Service office in Taunton, Massachusetts, and Weatherunderground.com issued their latest March 1st Boston weather forecast for the greater Boston area, the surrounding Providence, Rhode Island area, and southern New Hampshire.
A wintry weather mix will continue through Thursday dumping more snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice on communities in the New England area. The storm total snow forecast shows between 10 and 14 inches of snow could be expected in some areas north of Boston and into southern New Hampshire, while areas along southern New England will get lesser amounts of snow mixed with sleet and freezing rain.
Northeast Snowfall Totals are Piling Up
Rhode Islanders are all too familiar with the inside joke for "Foster, Glocester" snowfall totals. Locals expect to hear about larger snowfall amounts hitting that particular area of Foster and Glocester Rhode Island. If there were any school closings at all in the state that day, it would be these two towns! Parents weren't thrilled with the Foster, Glocester school closings, but the kids certainly were!
What are the snowfall totals for the Northeast? As of 7:30am ET, West Glocester, Rhode Island hit the jackpot with a 5.8 inches snowfall amount, with North Foster right behind them with 5.6 inches. Burrillville and Scituate each came in with 5.0 inches of snow, with Greenville, Rhode Island reporting 4.8 inches of snow. The Kent County communities of West Warwick and Coventry received 4.0 and 3.0 inches respectively, while the Newport County communities of Tiverton and Middletown received a mere 2.0 inches of the heavy white stuff before turning to rain.
The Boston, Massachusetts and surrounding areas received varying amounts that ranged from between Franklin County's town of Shelburne getting a whopping 11.0 inches of snow, Worcester received 6.5 inches, and Fall River's measly 3.0 inches of snow.
The Hillsborough County, New Hampshire town of New Boston received a snowfall total of 10.0 inches, Peterborough got 9.5 inches, 7.8 inches in Walpole, 6.5 inches in Merrimack, Hudson and Wilton, NH both received 4.5 inches of snow, and Keene received 6.9 inches total snowfall amount for this storm so far.
Record Snowfall Amount Set in Hartford, CT
A record snowfall amount was set in Hartford Connecticut during the Northeast snowstorm Wednesday, February 29th, when they received 4.4 inches. This breaks the old record snowfall total of .08 inches set in 2008.
Do you live in any of these New England areas? What was the snowfall total in your neck of the woods?