New England spots break April 4 snowfall records

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Forecasters say parts of southern New England have broken records for snowfall for the day.

The National Weather Service said Monday evening that records were broken in Boston and at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, Rhode Island, where snowfall is measured.

Snow accumulation in Boston as of 5 p.m. was 3.6 inches, breaking the previous record of 1.1 inches, set on April 4, 1915. Accumulation at T.F. Green was 4.4 inches, breaking the previous record of 1.7 inches, set in 1957.

Total snowfall in Rhode Island for April is 5.2 inches already. The record for the month is 9.6 inches, set in 1907.

The total in Massachusetts for April so far is 5.5 inches. The record for April is 22.4 inches, set in 1997.