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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.

Snow

By - 4/5/16 - 9:48 am
Snowman at North Quincy

Meg spotted Fros-T waiting for the Red Line at North Quincy this morning.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:58 am
The Arnold Arboretum on a snow April morning

Arboretum snow globe. See it larger.

Mark Smith gazed at the Arnold Arboretum from under the South Street train bridge in Roslindale at first light this morning.

By - 4/4/16 - 8:13 pm
Flipped car

Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a car with New York plates rolled over on Beacon Street at Carlton in Brookline, shutting both the road and the Green Line, Nick Barber reports.

By - 4/4/16 - 5:10 pm

MassDOT is doing the exhortations. State Police agree: It's wicked slippery out there!

By - 4/4/16 - 4:55 pm
Roslindale snow shoveling in April

Jessica Burko captured a pair of hard-working snow shovelers in Roslindale this afternoon.

By - 4/3/16 - 3:36 pm
Snowman in the Public Garden

Joel Pettigrew ran across this snowman and what's left of his companion this afternoon in the Public Garden. More snow is, of course, forecast for tomorrow.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:59 am
Snow on Talbot Avenue

Yeah, about that saying ... We're supposed to get more snow tomorrow.

In the meantime, though, Steve, at least, enjoyed the view down Talbot Avenue near Blue Hill Avenue around 6 a.m.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:58 am
Downed tree in the South End

Matthew M shows us this downed tree on W. Canton Street in the South End - kind of amazing how it fell right between two parked cars, reducing the damage it caused.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:51 am
Downed tree on the Riverside Line at Chestnut Hill

Riverside Line riders are being herded onto buses this morning as T workers try to repair the damage from the tree that fell on the wires at Chestnut Hill this morning. Several bus lines are now running delayed, even aside from the snow, due to buses being diverted to the impromptu D shuttle.

By - 4/1/16 - 8:01 am

No word yet if Jim Cantore is getting ready to fly back up to Plymouth to repeat his legendary thundersnow reporting from last year, but the National Weather Service is out with a very special weather statement for the weekend:

LATE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING...A PERIOD OF SNOW IS LIKELY AND MAY BE HEAVY FOR A TIME ALONG WITH THE RISK OF THUNDERSNOW. WHILE A MAJOR SNOWSTORM IS NOT EXPECTED A FEW INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME MAY OCCUR AND IMPACT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

And, yes, we could get "A PLOWABLE SNOWFALL" on Monday as well.

By - 3/21/16 - 10:43 am

It's the third BPS snow day of the year, and, yes, it's time for Tory Bullock's third snow-day video: Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 8:26 am
Snow in Boston

TCC reports:

In Boston, teaching preschoolers about Spring is confusing.

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to spring with snow in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:11 pm

From Hyde Park to Charlestown, kids break out in grins; parents groan.

Officials say it's not the amount of snow, but the timing:

An important factor in this decision is the timing of the snowstorm, with several inches of snow expected to fall during the morning commute. Because safety is the top priority of Boston Public Schools, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Chang made the decision to close school on Monday.

Boston's community centers will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bad news, BPS administrative workers: You still have to go in.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:01 pm
Chairs by the side of the road in Allston

Chistopher the roaming UHub photographer spotted these space savers at the ready at Armington and Islington streets in Allston this afternoon.

By - 3/20/16 - 7:18 am
Possible snow totals in Boston area

Um, what? From the NWS.

We go to sleep Saturday night after disappointing the kidlet with the news there might not be any snow at all and wake up Sunday morning to find, oh, we've got ourselves a winter-storm warning, the computer models have changed again and now we could get up to 7 inches of snow. And heavy, wet snow, the kind that sticks to power lines and tree limbs and makes the electricity go off. Gah! So get that snow shovel out of the shed and rush out to your nearest food mart to get all the essentials.

By - 3/17/16 - 10:32 pm

UPDATE: Ayup, we're getting snow from this "significant" storm; seems the only question now is how much.

The National Weather Service says it's still too early to give a good estimate on snowfall totals or whether the whole thing just turns to rain, but they're mentioning the dreaded 40/70 benchmark, inside of which every good nor'easter barges into us, and Channel 4 is talking about heavy, wet snow, so we really had little choice but to raise French Toast Alert to Elevated.

By - 2/22/16 - 8:38 am
Protesting winter in Boston

Bcole took in a protest against winter outside South Station this morning.

By - 2/13/16 - 2:42 pm
Space saver on Church Street

People keep calling in and posting complaints to 311 about space savers. A concerned citizen files a report on Church Street in Dorchester:

The city has removed space savers on this street and these residents just keep putting more out.