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Season's final (hopefully) snowfall tally: 63.7 inches

A dog gets his walk in spite of

A dog gets his walk in spite of the falling snow on Main St. in East Hampton, March 28, 2015. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

With spring really starting to take hold, let us give one parting thought to the season's snowfall.

As of March 31, 63.7 inches had fallen at Long Island MacArthur Airport during the season, which runs from July 1 of one year through June 30 of the next. That's well over twice the airport's norm of 24.2 inches for that time, according to forecasters.

"It's been a very unsettled winter," said David Manning, a meteorologist in the National Weather Service's Eastern Region, headquartered in Bohemia. He said conditions led some locations to "rack up some pretty impressive snowfall totals."

Take Boston, with record-breaking snow of 110.6 inches, up from the 107.6 inches record of the 1995-1996 season.

Bangor, Maine, recorded 132.7 inches as of March 31. Though not even record-breaking, it's "pretty astounding," Manning said, and is more than double the seasonal norm of 62.4 inches.

Of course that impressive figure on Long Island is not that far off from last year's snowfall as of the end of March 2014, which was just two-tenths of an inch less.

While there always is the chance that April could still deliver some flakes -- even more than a few -- that doesn't sound likely.

"I do not see any possibility of accumulating snow through the middle of the month, at which time it is just too warm," News 12 Long Island meteorologist Bill Korbel said. "I don't think I am climbing too far out on a limb to say you can probably put away the snow shovels and snow blowers."

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