PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT


National Weather Service Taunton MA
1235 AM EST Wed May 14 2003

The following is a monthly tabulation of snowfall totals in inches across Southern New England. Thanks to cooperative observers for your reports.

Actual snowfall versus normal snowfall totals in inches through the end of April,

                  actual     normal   departure
Worcester MA      111.8      62.7     +49.1
Lowell MA          87.2      53.9     +33.3
Windsor Locks CT   74.5      46.8     +27.7
Boston MA          71.3      42.8     +28.5
Providence RI      56.2      35.7     +20.5

                   I N C h E S   S N o W F a l l
              2002  2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002-03
               Oct  Nov   Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr   tot

Massachusetts

Bristol County

NWS Taunton         5.4  13.9  6.3 33.7 11.0  2.5   72.8

Dukes County

Edgartown                 8.0  7.8      10.0

Essex County

Ipswich                  18.0 13.0 36.8  8.0  3.5   79.3
Swampscott                                          76.0
Haverhill           5.5  15.3 24.9       6.0  5.5
Beverly        0.3  6.1  15.2  6.1       8.8  4.3

Franklin County

Ashfield       2.0 12.0  34.0 31.0 28.0  8.5  7.3  122.8
Greenfield     0.3  7.8  16.8 22.2 23.8  4.0  3.5   78.4

Hampden County

Westfield           7.8  18.3 17.8       8.5

Hampshire County

Chesterfield   0.5 16.5  30.5 24.5 27.0 10.0  5.0  114.0
Worthington    0.8 16.1  26.2 25.0 27.8 10.5  7.6  114.0
Plainfield     1.0 12.0  26.3 31.0 27.0  7.0  4.0  108.3
Belchertown         6.5  20.0 17.5 28.0  7.0  2.5   81.5
Ware             T  8.5  20.0 16.0 22.0  9.0        75.5

Middlesex County

Lowell         0.8  7.2  23.4 22.1 21.9  7.1  4.7   87.2
Reading                                             86.8
Maynard        1.3  7.7  19.4 17.5 28.7  9.8        84.1
Natick              7.0  15.5 12.0 37.0  8.5  4.0   84.0

Norfolk County

Blue Hills obs 1.3 7.4 21.8 12.7 51.3 12.1 4.5 111.1

Franklin            5.5  13.5 14.5 37.0 11.0  1.0   82.5
Walpole        0.6  6.5  16.0      38.6 12.1  3.9
West Medway    0.5  6.0  11.3 11.6 36.0  8.2  2.0   75.6

Plymouth County

Hingham          T  2.7  12.4 6.9  41.2 13.7  2.5   79.4
Brockton            6.0  13.0 3.0  31.5  9.0        62.5
Bridgewater         3.0   8.0 4.5  36.0  8.0  2.0   61.5
Middleboro          2.5  15.3      35.0 11.0  2.5
Plymouth            1.0  10.8      35.0 11.0  2.0
Rochester           1.0   7.3 3.5  17.0  7.5  2.0   38.3

Suffolk County

Boston Logan     T  3.6  11.1 4.2  41.6  8.5  2.3   71.3

Worcester County

Worcester Arpt 1.0   6.0 29.8 22.0 38.9  9.0  5.1  111.8
Ashburnham     2.2  10.3 27.6 20.4 34.7  9.5       104.7
east Brimfield 1.2  10.5 25.8 18.8 30.3 12.0  3.0  101.6
Tully Lake     1.2   8.0 18.0 22.1 21.7  6.7  4.6   82.3
Hardwick         T   8.5 20.5 13.0 25.0 11.0  4.0   81.5
Barre Falls              26.7 21.3 25.5  8.0  3.5

                   I N C h E S   S N o W F a l l
              2002  2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002-03
               Oct  Nov   Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  tot

Rhode Island

Kent County

Warwick Arpt    0   5.8  11.8  4.0 24.7  7.8  2.1  56.2

Newport County

Tiverton            4.5  10.4  5.7 26.5 11.4  3.0  61.5

Providence County

N. Foster       T   9.5  15.7 13.6 33.0 12.8  3.9  88.5
Woonsocket          5.5  10.8  8.5 27.9  8.8  2.0  63.5

Washington County

Kingston            3.4   8.7  3.1 18.0  8.1       41.2

                   I N C h E S   S N o W F a l l
              2002  2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002-03
               Oct  Nov   Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  tot

Northern Connecticut

Hartford County

Windsor Locks   T  11.0  14.1 14.6 21.4 11.1  2.3  74.5

Tolland County

Stafford            8.7  21.1 16.5      13.5  2.5
Storrs                   12.3 12.3 25.0  9.5  3.0

Windham County

West Thompson       7.5  13.0 10.8 28.5  9.0  2.0  70.8

                   I N C h E S   S N o W F a l l
              2002  2002 2002 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002-03
               Oct  Nov   Dec  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  tot

Southwest New Hampshire

Cheshire County

Marlow         5.5 15.0  38.5 33.0 20.0  4.0 13.0 129.0
Walpole        5.0 10.0  17.0 13.0 12.0  6.5 13.0  76.5
Keene          1.9  8.5  16.7 27.2 14.8       6.0  75.1
Fitzwilliam    1.5  9.0  18.0 25.0      11.0
Surry Mtn      0.3  4.0       29.0 11.2  3.2  4.0

Hillsborough County

Francestown    2.8 13.0  31.5 34.0 29.3  4.0  8.5 123.1
Greenville     1.0  8.5  32.3 33.5 32.5  7.5  6.5 121.8
Weare          3.5 13.5  23.0 33.0 28.0  4.0  9.0 114.0
Milford        1.5  6.3  18.3 20.9 26.5  4.9  6.8  85.2
Hudson         2.2  5.4  21.8 18.0 23.5  6.8  5.8  83.6
Hillsborough   1.0  4.0  19.0 22.5       4.5  6.5