Blizzard of 2022 was only inches away from creating a record for the most snow fall on a single day in Boston.
With multiple blizzard warnings, cities such as New York and Boston bore the brunt of the storm, which in turn deepened to a “bomb cyclone” bringing down air pressure at high levels, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
Logan International airport reported at least 23.6 inches of snow through Saturday evening, according to the NWS, making Saturday the snowiest January day Boston ever recorded, breaking the record for the largest single-day snowfall total.
Boston’s snowfall broke the record for one day of 23.6 inches in 2003, the NWS said, and the city of Sharon, 29 kilometres south, had its highest snowfall of more than 30 inches by 9.30pm on Saturday.
The record for the calendar month, 7.3 inches in 2014, was bested by 14 inches of snow.
Boston has tied the record for biggest 1 day snowfall! 23.6 inches. The storm total is 23.8 but 0.2" fell on 1/28 pic.twitter.com/NN7dKkPqe4
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 30, 2022
give the storm the record of the biggest snowfall over a 24h period :p
— chip goines (@chipgoines) January 30, 2022
Round it up to 2 feet and give them the damn record! Lol
— Matthew Senior (@Matthew04178664) January 30, 2022
In Boston, January 2022 will go into the record books as a somewhat colder than average month, but MUCH snowier than average. 8th snowiest month ever, 4th snowiest January ever, 7th biggest storm ever and largest one day snow total all since 1872. #WeatherWisdom pic.twitter.com/8fUkCUjhsJ
— Dave Epstein (@growingwisdom) January 30, 2022
An East Coast blizzard dropped one to over 2 feet of snow along the coast. Now, cold weather will hold a grip on the Mid-Atlantic today and tonight. #NYWX #NJWX #PAWX #DEWX #MDWX #VAWX #WVWX pic.twitter.com/BLPu1SdAMt
— NWS MARFC (@NWSMARFC) January 30, 2022
BOMBOGENESIS! The latest @NWSWPC and @NWSOPC surface map analyzed the rapidly strengthening low-pressure system at 975 mb, a 35 mb drop in the last 18 hours! Visible satellite imagery reveals a classic, "comma-shape" system, indicative of a maturing cyclone. pic.twitter.com/ry4a0iIhTm
— NWS Weather Prediction Center (@NWSWPC) January 29, 2022