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Blizzard in Great Plains brings Tech great rains

The same winter storm that yesterday brought blizzard conditions to parts of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas will reach our area tomorrow. However, warm temperatures will likely preclude us from experiencing similar conditions, as most of the precipitation is expected to fall as rain. Still, the weather will be relatively unpleasant during the storm, with gusty winds accompanying rain that will become heavy at times. Furthermore, the track of the storm will cause its effects to linger for the remainder of the week. Fortunately, sunshine should return in time for Saturday and Sunday.

While this storm is not likely to be historic in New England, it does fall on the anniversary of a significant winter storm: On this week in 1969, Boston recorded 26.3 inches of accumulation after 101 consecutive hours of snowfall.