Yes We Know You're Cold, But Have You Seen the Snow in Boston?
Boston seriously can't catch a break this season. After getting dumped on during Winter Storm Juno, Beantown has been hit by several additional snowfalls, leading to the city's snowiest month on record (58.5 in. in February!), according to the National Weather Service.
With all the white stuff piling up, some people, like Ben Carton of Somerville, Massachusetts, are making the most of it.
But others, like this Boston resident, are probably really sick of it. (Seriously, where is his car?!)
Normally, trendy, boutique-lined Newbury Street looks like this. But with the never-ending snow, drivers and shoppers alike are staying away, save for these few brave souls who don't even have to worry about cars crowding the road.
With all of the accumulation and no relief in sight, Mayor Martin J. Walsh told the Boston Globe that the city is considering dumping snow into the ocean – an environmentally risky move reserved for desperate times. "We prefer not to have it put in, but when there's an extraordinary condition – and these are certainly extraordinary conditions – we support this," said Bruce Berman, spokesman for the advocacy group Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.
Though a snow day here and there is fun, Boston school districts are actually running out of snow days to give their students, the Boston Herald reports. The days doled out so far now have Boston Public Schools holding classes through June 30 – the last day they're legally allowed to do so. Additional days will have to be made up by cutting county holidays – or worse, cutting into vacation time.
For now, Bostonians just have to hold out hope that a storm forecasted for this week doesn't hit as expected.
And maybe, if they aren't sick of it, enjoy the beauty the winter weather did bring.
If nothing else, it'll make for a heck of a story someday.