Looking back on storms of '78 and '03

Boston is being hit hard by a major snowstorm with 2 feet or more expected. Its largest snow amount was Feb. 17-18, 2003, when it received 27.5 inches. Baltimore received 26.8 inches, which is also our largest snowfall total, Feb. 16-18, 2003. Boston's second-largest was Feb. 6-7, 1978, when the city received 27.1 inches. This storm shut down Boston with heavy winds causing power blackouts and traffic to cease for days. On Feb. 5-6 1978, Baltimore received about a foot of snow and up to 18 inches in others parts of state. While this caused some problems, Baltimore was spared the worst of nature's fury that year. Overnight into today, we might receive about an inch of snow.

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