The winter of 2015: Boston would wave a white flag, if you could see it

(CNN)Six feet of snow in the last month and counting.

Bostonians have had it up to their eyeballs with the winter of 2015.

« I can’t believe this is my neighborhood. It’s wild, » Amy McHugh, of Weymouth, Massachusetts told CNN affiliate WCVB. « I keep telling the kids, ‘You’re going to be telling your kids about this. It’s unimaginable. »

Not only unimaginable, but record-setting.

« It’s only been 14 days, and we’ve gotten 70 to 80 inches of snow around the commonwealth, » Gov. Charlie Baker said. « This is pretty much unprecedented. »

« If I’ve learned one thing over the course of the past two weeks, it’s (that) Mother Nature makes the rules, » Baker said.

    By Monday evening, the system had dumped more than 22 inches on Boston, pushing it into the city’s Top 5 for February snowstorms.

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    The 30-day total is even more impressive. At a fraction under 72 inches, it sets a record. In an average year, the city gets 47 inches of snow.

    And even more snow could fall before the weekend. The National Weather Service is keeping close watch on a new storm that could bring more heavy snow on Thursday and Friday.

    It’s enough to drive some folks a bit stir crazy.

    One Boston resident used the hashtag #getmeoutofhere to describe his feelings.

    School’s out (again)

    Schools in parts of the Northeast, including Boston, will be closed again on Tuesday.

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said students haven’t had a full week of classes in three weeks.

    They’ll run out of snow days soon if the weather doesn’t let up.

    Travel is a mess

    Boston remains under a snow emergency and parking ban. Cars left on city streets were being ticketed and towed to make room for snowplows.

    The string of storms is taking a toll on city coffers,. « We’ve gone through our $18 million budget for snow removal, » Walsh said.

    The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, known as the T, has suspended all rail services through the end of Tuesday. Very limited bus service will be running.

    Snow hits New England for 3rd week in a row

    Air travel across the Northeast should improve Tuesday.

    More than 2,880 flights into and out of the United States were canceled Sunday and Monday, mostly because of the storm. Early Tuesday, less than 200 flights had been scrubbed for the day, according to

    Boston Logan International Airport remained open during the storm, but most flights were canceled Monday.

    Courts are closed

    The weather forced a couple of big Massachusetts trials to be delayed.

    The murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez has been pushed back to Wednesday, and the same goes for jury selection in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    Coping with the snow

    With so much snow, eastern Massachusetts is running out of places to put it. There are massive piles of the white stuff.

    There’s so much snow that cities have been given permission to dump it in Boston Harbor, which is normally a no-no.

    Folks in the Northeast are known for being tough, but three snowstorms in three weeks is wearing a bit thin.

    « It’s kind of depressing sometimes, » Jesus Cora of Nashua, New Hampshire, told CNN affiliate WMUR. « It’s really depressing, you know? »Boston University freshman Cameron Barkan shared the same sentiment.

    « I’m tired of it, » said Barkan, who has missed three days of class because of the storms. « I usually like snow, but this is just a little much. »

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