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by Kara Combs
Recently Boston, Massachusetts has been getting record amounts of snow. In late January of this year, Boston received a whopping 24.6 inches, only three inches short of the current record of 27.6 inches. (These totals were accumulated over two days.) February has, however, acquired the record for snowiest month in Boston. According to the NWS’s Boston Twitter account, on the 15th of February, Boston received 45.5 inches of snow total. This number has beat the old record of 43.5 inches set back in January 2005. With only two months into 2015, the snow has also set another record for third snowiest winter in Boston. Even with all these new records, people are still out in this weather. Many nurses and doctors have had to put on skis or snowshoes to get to work.
It’s not truly a major event unless some people decide to post it on social media. All this snow has encouraged many thrill-seeking daredevils to start up the Boston Blizzard Challenge on Instagram and Vine. The objective in this challenge is to jump into a snow bank from a window wearing only a bathing suit. Boston Mayor, Martin Walsh, has commented on this Blizzard Challenge by saying, “This isn’t Loom Mountain. This is the city of Boston, where we’re trying to remove snow off of the street, and it becomes very dangerous.”
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