Boston has gotten almost 6 feet of snow in the last 17 days

A snowstorm blankets Boston.
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Even Boston's notoriously hardy citizenry can't take much more.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, the 2014-2015 winter was officially Beantown's 10th-snowiest of all time.

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While that statistic may sound impressive — if not unprecedented — it obscures somewhat the scale of the city's epic recent stretch of snowstorms: Until January 24, Boston had only seen 5.5 inches of snow all winter, meaning almost 69 inches of the white stuff has fallen in the last 17 days alone.

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The storm currently hammering the area already ranks as the 10th-biggest individual snowstorm in Boston's history, just two weeks after its sixth-biggest storm ever, and only one week after yet another storm dropped 16 additional inches of snow.

Oh — and it's still snowing.

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Mike Barry

Mike Barry is the senior editor of audience development and outreach at TheWeek.com. He was previously a contributing editor at The Huffington Post. Prior to that, he was best known for interrupting a college chemistry class.