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Surprise, it’s still winter

If you’re anything like me, you spent all of Monday evening watching the weather forecast and the skies, hoping that the mixed, slushy precipitation would turn into a foot of pristine snow. For those of us in the city of Boston, we were not so lucky. However, the most recent nor’easter left a snowy mark on many other parts of the country, leaving deep snow near Chicago, Philadelphia, New York City, and just to the west and north of Boston. 

Although the bulk of the frozen precipitation missed Boston this time, February is still considered deep winter in New England. February is on average the second snowiest month (after January), and temperatures will only infrequently stray above 40°F. For those of you in cold parts of the country, use this break before the spring semester to huddle beneath your blankets and drink some hot cocoa. For those of you in warm areas, take advantage of the outdoors before you (potentially) return to Boston’s bitter winter next week! 

Extended Forecast:
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High around 37°F (3°C). Northwest wind around 8–10 mph. 
Thursday night: Mostly clear. Low around 23°F (-5°C). West wind around 6–9 mph. 
Friday: Chance of snow, then rain. High around 41°F (5°C) and low around 31°F (-1°C). South wind around 5–10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph. 
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High around 36°F (2°C) and low around 21°F (-6°C). West wind around 10–15 mph. 
Sunday: Chance snow. High around 37°F (3°C). West winds around 8–13 mph.