Boston’s top 10 snowstorms

With what forecasters are calling a potentially historic snowstorm headed towards Massachusetts, the question arises: Will we break a record? Here is a list from the National Weather Service of the top 10 biggest snowstorms ever recorded in Boston. To get into the top 10, Boston would have to be blanketed by 18.3 inches of snow.

Feb. 17-18, 2003 27.6 inches

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Feb. 6-7, 1978 27.1 inches

Feb. 24-27, 1969 26.3 inches

March 31- April 1, 1997 25.4 inches

Jan. 22-23, 2005 22.5 inches

Jan. 20-21, 1978 21.4 inches

March 3-5, 1960 19.8 inches

Feb. 16-17, 1958 19.4 inches

Feb. 8-10, 1994 18.7 inches

Dec. 26-27, 2010 18.2 inches