DISCUSSION: As we step back to February 22-28th, 1969, weather history was most certainly changed forever in a very profound way. This one-week period marked the occurrence of one of the longer snowstorms in recorded history across the New England section of the northeastern United States. The famous "100-Hour Storm" began across the greater Boston, Massachusetts metropolitan area during the earlier parts of this 7-day period. Snow fell much of the time between early on the 25th of February and right through noon on the 28th of February. The 26.3 inches of new snowfall reported at Boston Logan International Airport still remains to be the 2nd largest single snowstorm snowfall total in Boston's history. The 77 inches which fell at Pinkham Notch Base Station in New Hampshire brought their February total to 130 inches along with their snow cover on the 27th being a remarkably high depth of 164 inches. Meanwhile, during the entire month of February 1969, Mt. Washington, New Hampshire received 172.8 inches of snow. Thus, it goes without saying that this particular snowstorm was one of the more impressive winter blasts felt across the New England area throughout recorded history with many remembering it quite well.
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