Boston Yeti is back – and other tales of the snowbound

Laughter, it appears, remains a highly recommended cure to relentless snow and cold.

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    Alex Ranere of Boston uses a shovel to remove snow from his car, Sunday, Feb. 8, in Boston's North End neighborhood. Winter storm Marcus struck the Northeast over the weekend, dumping more snow on the region and forcing winter-weary locals to find humor amid cold and misery.
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It seems the snow isn’t satisfied yet.

Winter storm Marcus struck the Northeast over the weekend, once more setting record levels of snowfall and causing traffic accidents and travel delays in and around New England, according to The Weather Channel.

But not everyone is hiding indoors with their cans of tuna and extra batteries.

As has been the case throughout this season of snowstorms, people have again turned to humor for a respite from the interminable cold. The legendary Boston Yeti, for instance, is up and about again – some Twitter users have reported seeing him stroll about East Boston:

The snowman has even participated in local snow-clearing efforts:

The Yeti was first spotted during winter storm Juno, when he was “seen roaming the suburbs of Boston, trying to hail a cab and leaving footprints in its wake,” The Christian Science Monitor reported.

In another response to the weeks of lousy weather, some residents have found cause to report dire cases of #SnowFatigue and other related afflictions.

Some Marcuses felt that having a storm as a namesake was something to smile about:

One company, seeing opportunity where others saw only misfortune, has started selling “I Survived Winter Storm Marcus” shirts online.

Even news channels have found a way to laugh about the crazy conditions: Dave Malkoff, correspondent for The Weather Channel, showed viewers what it means to be knee-deep in coverage.

All this humor will be needed in the days ahead: Marcus – the fourth named winter storm in the United States in the last two weeks – is expected to deliver strong winds and snow drifts throughout New England, upstate and central New York, and Pennsylvania all day Monday, according to multiple weather reports.

Freezing rain is also forecast for parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey before precipitation begins to taper off in those areas late Tuesday. And later in the week, another arctic blast is expected to hit the Northeast in what could be the coldest part of winter yet, according to The Weather Channel.


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