Sunday, June 23, 2024

It really was an extraordinary winter — thank goodness.

John Nardone, a Cambridge Public Works official, said last week that we had snow from mid-November to late March, for about 19 storms, roughly a storm a week. This totaled 88 inches of snow, which cost $1.2 million to remove, melt or at least push out of the way.

By way of comparison, dealing with snow the previous winter cost only $650,000.

But, by way of warning, the weather nuts over at The Old Farmer’s Almanac see La Nina weather for the next winter. That means it’ll be colder over all, but opinions vary over snowfall. Some see “the same amount of snow as this year for the East” and others “average to slightly above-average snows.” No one’s predicting an easy ride.

Extraordinary is the new ordinary.