New England Spots Break April 4 Snowfall Records

KA_Spring April Snow_040416_155BOSTON (AP) — Forecasters say parts of southern New England broke records for snowfall Monday.

The National Weather Service said Monday evening that records were broken in Boston and at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, where snowfall is measured.

Snow accumulation in Boston as of 5 p.m. was 3.6 inches, breaking the previous record of 1.1 inches, set on April 4, 1915. Accumulation at T.F. Green was 4.4 inches, breaking the previous record of 1.7 inches, set in 1957.

The storm lingered longer and dropped more snow than originally predicted. Cedarville checked in with 9.3 inches, the jackpot in the region. Lakeville had 9 inches, Manomet had 8.5, and East Freetown had 8 inches.

Snowfall totals were limited on Cape Cod, with 3.4 inches falling in East Sandwich and 2 inches on the ground in Harwich.

The total in Massachusetts for April so far is 5.5 inches. The record for April is 22.4 inches, set in 1997.

Total snowfall in Rhode Island for April is 5.2 inches already. The record for the month is 9.6 inches, set in 1907.

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