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Third Winter Storm in as Many Weeks Hammers Northeast

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It’s the winter that won’t die in Boston.

Yet another snowstorm pounded the city on Monday, forcing two days of school closings, slickening the morning commute and testing the patience even of hardy New Englanders.

Boston, which was pounded by a blizzard two weeks ago and a second storm last week, hit a total of 61.6 inches for the past 30 days — breaking a record set from Jan. 9 to Feb. 7, 1978, said Sam Champion, a forecaster and anchor for The Weather Channel.

More than a foot of snow had fallen at Logan airport since Saturday, and forecasters said 8 more could fall. Forecasters called for more snow later this week, plus the coldest air of the season — wind chills of 10 to 30 below zero from New York northward.

“I want to move on to something else,” an exasperated Mayor Marty Walsh said on Sunday. “Maybe up in Alaska or Buffalo they have this amount of snow and they’re used to it.”

Gov. Charlie Baker said Monday that many places in the state have had 70 to 80 inches of snow in two weeks, and enough snow has been removed to fill Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, 90 times.

Other parts of New England were buried, too. Bangor, Maine, had 4½ feet of snow on the ground, tying a record from 1969,

The Weather Channel warned that ice and sleet would pose a major hazard for commuters in New York City and southern New England, while upstate New York and the rest of New England could see more than a foot of snow accumulate by the time the storm is done on Tuesday morning.

At least 1,846 flights were canceled by 6 a.m. ET Monday, with Boston Logan, New York La Guardia, New York JFK and Newark the worst affected, according to Flightaware.

Even when the snow is over, there will be no respite for the shivering region. The Midwest and Northeast are set to endure icy temperatures all week and into next weekend.

“In Boston it will stay below freezing for possibly 15 days or more — which could have us looking at the record books,” Weather Channel lead meteorologist Kevin Roth said.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency warned that travel conditions would be dangerous from Sunday night to Tuesday morning, and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Sunday that public schools would be closed both Monday and Tuesday.

While New York City will escape significant snowfall Monday, freezing rain was expected into the afternoon, Roth said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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