Has Boston broken the seasonal snowfall record yet?

YES!

Current French Toast Alert level.

Snow

By - 4/15/15 - 5:43 pm

Vlad Tarasov reports on his adventure in the Boston Marine Industrial Park earlier this month:

I skied the Boston snow farm in April and it was disgusting!

H/t Greg Cook.

By - 4/14/15 - 11:32 am

Last night, the city marked a number of Citizens Connect snow complaints closed with this note:

Thank you for your request. This service request is now considered closed due to the recent arrival of Spring. The City worked around the clock this winter to address the record-breaking snowfall and we hope that many of your concerns were resolved. We encourage you to let us

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By - 4/11/15 - 9:21 pm
Spring volleyball at Carson Beach in South Boston

Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.

On Carson Beach in South Boston, Eileen Murphy watched a game of volleyball (a brisk wind aided the windsurfers in Pleasure Bay).

In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:

By - 4/1/15 - 8:22 am
Canal-like street in Boston as snow melts

Zinnia shows us some streets are looking like canals with all the melting snow, such as Bolton Street in South Boston.

By - 4/1/15 - 6:30 am

An hour+ of weather and outdoor reports from the blizzard of April 1, 1997.

H/t Ari Ofsevit.

By - 3/31/15 - 7:55 am

Remember a couple years ago when the T put up all these signs in subway stations advising that snowstorms could mean limited service?

Next winter, the T will really mean it. WBUR reports the T will respond to major snow storms by running limited service during the day, rather than trying to run all its trains on a regular schedule, making all their... Read more

By - 3/30/15 - 2:07 pm
Michelle Wu and son Blaise at Boston City Council hearing on snow removal

Councilor Wu asks about snow removal as son Blaise takes a break (via Boston City TV).

City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) says it might be time for the city to make its peace with space savers - and make some money by selling official City of Boston space savers.

At a hearing on snow removal today, McCarthy said the idea, proposed by a constituent, has grown on him. In an era when some people would put out "furnaces... Read more

By - 3/21/15 - 1:38 pm
Snow sculptures on Boston Common, including Olaf

Katherine Larson spotted this pair on the Common today.

By - 3/20/15 - 10:39 am

In contrast to the idea of a Boston Olympics, Bostonians love them some space savers. WBUR reports:

70 percent of Boston residents are in favor of the use of space savers, despite the controversy, vandalism and parking challenges the tradition brings each winter.

By - 3/18/15 - 4:44 pm

The National Weather Service says it's looking more like we could get ACCUMULATING WET SNOW starting Friday morning. And they're mentioning things we just don't want to hear anymore, like CYCLOGENESIS (granted, it's no BOMBOGENESIS, BABY!) and the 40/70 benchmark. The French Toast Alert level has been adjusted accordingly.... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 3:39 pm

Shamus Moynihan's posted a couple of photos from Day Street in Jamaica Plain that prove just how disgusting our receding snow mounds have become (oh, and here's another).

Ed. note: I chose not to post either of the photos, but you can either use your imagination or you can click on the links to see dirty diapers on top of snow.... Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 1:47 pm
Angry parking note

Ted Dobbin reports spotting this note yesterday on the remains of a snow mound at 6th and Cambridge streets in East Cambridge. One can only hope it's been there awhile, because to think that it might have just shown up yesterday would be kind of depressing.

By - 3/16/15 - 3:20 pm

City officials said today they are pouring extra manpower into cleaning up city streets and sidewalks as the snow melts, but say making Boston shine again is going to take help from residents.

City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) said he hopes residents put as much effort into cleaning the curbs and sidewalks in front of their homes as they put into... Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 7:18 pm

This just in from the National Weather Service:

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By - 3/15/15 - 7:04 pm
Snow in East Boston

Hkergrrl shows us the snow in East Boston around 6:20 p.m. - and you know they make the official measurements at Logan.

By - 3/15/15 - 1:10 pm

With a very special appearance by Shelby Scott.

By - 3/15/15 - 9:15 am
Cut daffodils in Newton

On closer inspection, those daffodils rising from the snowbanks in Waban turned out to be cut daffodils stuck into the snow in Waban, Lorianne DiSabato reports.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/14/15 - 7:56 am

You may recall the lost drone of Watertown. The original poster of that Craigslist ad provides an update:

I am amazed at how many people have lost their drones and have contacted me about my previous post. After some research and exchanging emails with some great people, I was able to download the only video on the DJI Drone and I determined that

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