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Boston Breaks Seasonal Snowfall Record with 108.6 Inches

BOSTON (AP) — Boston finally has its snow record, and it could get more.

With 2.9 inches Sunday, Logan International Airport hit 108.6 inches for the season, topping a record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-96, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.

Residents have had mixed feelings about the record, with some rooting for it.

Richard Gilberg, a 57-year-old employee for Boston Harbor Cruises, said he’s happy about it.

“I figure with all the suffering we’ve gone through this winter we can deal with a couple more inches of snow,” he said as he cleared the company’s icy dock Monday morning.

The weather service noted that more snow is possible.

Computer models indicate a coastal storm could develop Friday, but they differ on its track. The storm could bring little to no precipitation to southern New England, or it could bring “a decent slug” of rain and snow to the region, the forecasters said Monday morning.

The more than 9 feet of snow that has already fallen didn’t bury Bostonians’ collective sense of humor.

Bruce Mendelsohn, a Cambridge public relations executive, quipped, “Boston has a rich tradition of leading the nation in the pursuit of liberty, freedom, sports titles and snowplows.”

Justin O’Brien, a Boston attorney, joked: “Is this the part where we all get to say, `I’m going to Disney World?'”

Michael Burkin, a 58-year-old real estate attorney, said the record is “not really a cause for celebration.” He said what’s remarkable about this winter is that most of the snow has been packed into a short period between late January and mid-March. “I don’t know if that’s ever happened before, and it’s really hurt everybody.”

He added: “I think everyone is looking forward to spring.”

The season snowfall record is measured from July 1 through June 30. Records go back to 1872.

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