Massachusetts residents are all too familiar with big snowstorms, frigid temperatures, and power outages. One storm that comes to my mind was the one that happened right around Halloween in 2011. We were slammed with snow over a period of a couple of days (right around 32 inches in some areas of the Bay State) with the storm forming on Oct. 29. Other than the Oct. 29 storm, Massachusetts didn't receive a whole lot of snow that particular winter but we have definitely made up for it in other years.

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Snow Emergencies are Par for the Course in Massachusetts

You may remember a recent article we published that listed the five Massachusetts cities/towns that receive the most snow each year. If you missed that one you can check it out by going here. To continue that theme, we thought it would be fun to see how much snow Massachusetts has received in a 24-hour period. There are plenty of times during the winter when towns and cities throughout Massachusetts have to declare snow emergencies because of incoming storms.

So, How Much Snow Has Massachusetts Received in a 24-Hour Period?

According to, Worcester received a staggering 31.9 inches on Jan. 27, 2015, by far Massachusetts’ highest single-day snowfall total, based on National Weather Service records. Wow! That storm must have been a doozy for Worcester residents. Are you hoping for a light winter this year or do you want to see buckets of snow?

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

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LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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