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Worcester sets snowfall record with 33.5 inches

January 28, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The National Weather Service reports that the 33.5 inches of snow that fell in Worcester is the highest amount recorded since 1905.

The 24.4 inches at Boston’s Logan International Airport is the sixth-highest in recorded history. The record is 27.6 inches in 2003.

Bill Simpson of the weather service’s Taunton office says those figures are subject to adjustment.

The weather service also confirmed Wednesday that the storm was officially a blizzard. A blizzard is defined as a storm in which falling or blowing snow reduces visibility to below one-quarter of a mile with winds that gust to 35 miles per hour or more.

According to unofficial snowfall totals reported to the weather service, the Massachusetts towns of Hudson, Auburn and Lunenburg all received exactly three feet of snow, the most in the state.

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