NEW: "There's a little bit of deja vu all over again," says the governor of Massachusetts
NEW: Wind chill warnings are in effect in Massachusetts, New York and elsewhere
Reports come in of roofs collapsing in New Hampshire
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Boston’s brutal winter has made its way into the record books.
After yet another blizzard last week, the city marked its snowiest month since record-keeping started in 1872, forecasters said Sunday.
“It’s official, Boston has reached its snowiest month on record with 45.5 total inches,” the National Weather Service tweeted early Sunday. “The old record was 43.3 in January 2005.”
And as the inches piled on, the city marked another milestone: third snowiest winter on record, with 89.2 inches so far.
Forecasters predict that yet another blizzard will arrive Saturday evening and depart Sunday night. In a record-setting month, it won’t be the worst storm that Boston has ever seen, but it will just compound the exasperation caused by three – now four – weather systems that have dumped piles of snow on the city.
Meanwhile, wind chill warnings were in effect for Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut and parts of Maine and Pennsylvania.
“A wind chill warning means the combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values. This will result in frost bite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken,” the weather service said.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has declared the next seven days as ”Valentine’s Week” in an attempt to help restaurants, flower shops and other small businesses hurting from the record setting snowfall.
The bad weather can mean cozy nights for cooking, sipping wine and watching movies – activities that can shift to “romance and sexuality, ” Ludwig said.
The blizzard will bring drifting snow in many parts of eastern Massachusetts, Baker said.
Already, the snowfall is expected to be more than what was forecast as recently as Saturday night, Baker said Sunday morning.
He urged drivers to stay off the roads.
On Sunday, officers responded to reports of a wreck that may have involved upward of 20 vehicles on I-95 in Waltham, state police in Massachusetts said in a statement. There were no immediate reports of major injuries. A snow squall was cited as a possible contributing factor to the crash.
“Tomorrow is a holiday (Presidents Day), and it’s probably a really good time for everybody to come up with neat things to do indoors and right around your house,” Baker said.
This is a big one
Sunday’s storm will compound the exasperation caused by four weather systems that have dumped piles of snow on the city. Eastern Massachusetts is under blizzard warnings, as are parts of eastern Maine.
The snowfall is lighter, relatively speaking, in the western part of the state and heavier in the east. It’s expected to let up on Sunday afternoon.
Some gusts have been reported at more than 50 mph. Sustained winds of 30 to 40 mph will cause the snow to blow around and hamper visibility. Power outages can be expected in many areas, the National Weather Service said.
The collecting snow caused damage to an apartment complex in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, police there said.
A partial roof collapse at the apartment complex displaced 30 people, Portsmouth police Capt. Ken Smith said.
“There were no injuries, but it did damage to two units on the upper floor,” Smith said. “This was most likely caused by snow load.”
– Storm surge: With high winds the surf along the Massachusetts coast will be harsh. The storm surge in northeastern parts of the state and in Maine could be 2 to 2½ feet. This could lead to flooding.
No one was in the affected businesses at the time of the collapse, he said.
“A lot of these commercial buildings are flat (roofed),” he said. The chief is going around town looking at buildings “with a critical eye,” Bibau added.
Travel will be a nightmare
– No mass transit Sunday: MBTA, better known to many as the T, won’t run Sunday, when the worst of the weather will be hitting. There will be no subway, bus, commuter rail, trolley or ferry service. It’s the third time the subway has shuttered service because of a serious storm. Officials will decide on Sunday whether to cancel service for Monday. Amtrak canceled two trains on Saturday and six on Sunday.
It’s the third time the subway has shuttered service because of a serious storm. Officials will decide on Sunday whether to cancel service for Monday.
And Amtrak has canceled six trains for Sunday.
– Whiteout conditions: There is no ban on driving but it seems now like it would be a pretty bad idea. “Travel will become nearly impossible,” the National Weather Service is saying. The snow will be a light snow, so it will fly around easily in the strong winds. Visibility will be a quarter-mile or less during the storm.
“Travel will become nearly impossible,” the National Weather Service said. The snow will be a light snow, so it will fly around easily in the strong winds. Visibility will be a quarter mile or less during the storm.
– Flight trouble: Dozens of flights that had been scheduled to land at Boston’s Logan International Airport on Saturday have been called off already. According to the flight tracking website FlightAware, 31 flights have been canceled at Logan. Already, more than 350 flights have been canceled for Sunday.
CNN’s Mariano Castillo, Carma Hassan, Paul Matadeen and Michael Guy contributed to this report.