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Reminders Boston's Wintry Weather Could Be Much Worse

Sleet, freezing rain and some of the white stuff—no doubt about it, the Boston region notched its first genuine winter storm of the season Tuesday. Yet, as inconvenient as it is, it could be so much worse. Much worse. Let us hark back just 10 months and remember just how awful the grimmest, grimiest winter on record was 'round here (except for the skiers). Photos tell the story well. Like that of the 40-foot-long pedestrian/bike tunnel that one royally frustrated commuter carved in Medford.

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The Harbor during the Valentine's Day Blizzard, via Jan Mark Holzer.
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Cambridge in the snow in mid-February, via Peter Enyeart.
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Benches joined urban features such as parking meters and blue mailboxes in largely disappearing until mid-March, via John Hilliard.
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Last winter was just tickety-boo for skiers, however, via John Hilliard. Note the covered newspaper boxes at the bottom right.
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Some folks really dug the epic snowfall totals. Above is a late February tweet from meteorologist and thundersnow enthusiast Jim Cantore.
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This could be you in six weeks, via mararie. Heck, it will be. Cheers.
· L.A. vs. Boston: An Extreme Winter Weather Comparison [Curbed Boston]
· Our Snow Patrol archive [Curbed Boston]