LOOK: Rob Gronkowski is taller than Boston's yearly snowfall

Boston's seasonal snow-fall is almost exactly one Rob Gronkowski high. (Twitter)

The New England area is being enveloped by snowfall this winter. According to an article in The Washington Post, Boston's 73.9 inches of snow over the last 17 days represented a new 40-day snowfall record. Yes, Boston has been hit with more snow over the past 17 days than it had ever been in any other 40 day period. That total snowfall also makes this the 10th-snowiest winter Boston's ever seen, according to the same article.

To make this information more easily digestible, The Boston Globe has decided to present it in the form of New England athletes' height. Look:

Basically, Boston's snow would engulf Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (68 inches tall) and Bruins forward Petrice Bergeron (74 inches), while Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (78 inches) would be up to his nose in snow and Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (84 inches) would be able to poke his whole head out. The things people have time to do when they're stuck inside due to snow...

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