snow

Jamaica Plain, January 2014, Nature

snow

southwest corridor(sonya kovacic)

southwest corridor(sonya kovacic)

Oh have you heard? It's supposed to snow tomorrow.

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 snowstorms in Boston from the National Weather Service:

1. February 17th-18th, 2003: 27.6 inches
2. February 6th-7th, 1978: 27.1 inches
3. February 24th-27th, 1969: 25.8 inches
4. March 31st-April 1st, 1997: 25.4 inches
5. February 7th-9th, 2013: 24.9 inches


During the "Great Snow of 1717" it snowed for 9 days. Boston saw up to 40 inches of snow and Bostonians walked on stilts. The good news though, there was no electricity to lose.

Somerville, December 2014

winter solstice

davis square (sonya kovacic)

davis square (sonya kovacic)

The winter solstice and shortest day of the year in Boston is on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 6:03 PM. The sun will rise at 7:10 AM and will set at 4:15 PM, making the day 9:04:34 long.

However, the 21st does not contain the earliest sunset and latest sunrise. The earliest sunset already occurred on December 8th and 9th when the sun set at 4:11 PM. The latest sunrise will actually occur from January 2nd-5th when the sun will rise at 7:14 AM.


Timedate.com has a sun calculator where you can see how many hours of daylight there is in Boston at any given day.

If you are looking for some winter solstice activities, you can go to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Thursday for their winter solstice party or check out the Revels winter solstice celebration until December 28.