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By - 5/19/14 - 3:54 pm
Windy Boylston Street in the Fenway

Mediacrity reports she was at her desk when she head a loud noise outside and ran to her window in time to see a worker at Pavement Coffeehouse on Boylston Street in the Fenway struggling with a patio umbrella in a fierce wind.

By - 4/24/14 - 5:47 pm
Fallen tree limbs on Charles Street, Beacon Hill

Sarah Connors surveyed the scene on Charles Street this afternoon, after the wind detached some tree limbs and gravity brought them crashing to the ground - except where cars where in the way.

Ari Ofsevit photographed a woman who might very well be a member of the Beacon Hill Historical Commission pondering whether the tree might have been on the ground long enough... Read more

By - 4/15/14 - 2:05 pm
Wind knocks down tree, light pole in South Boston

Across the area, the wind is pulling down tree limbs and power lines.Kenny Jervis photographed a tree and a light pole that came down on cars at K and E. 7 streets in South Boston.

By - 3/26/14 - 8:59 am
Downed light pole on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester.

Lori Magno had no choice but to stop on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester Center due to a wind-driven pole this morning.

By - 12/15/13 - 3:41 pm
Lighthouses in the surf

Boston Harbor Beacon notes the storm meant some 20-foot-high waves in the outer harbor:

Boston Light in the foreground, Graves Light in the distance. I took it at Fort Revere in Hull this morning.

By - 12/9/13 - 8:34 am
Leaning Christmas tree

Because if this had been a real storm, the North End Christmas tree would probably be on the other side of the Greenway by now.

By - 11/27/13 - 8:49 am
Barriers blown down in the wind

Amy B. snapped nature's fury, in the form of blown-over barriers around the menorah erected in Copley Square.

Meanwhile, Elyse Ryan posts the rules to the Boston Umbrella Game:

Walk Boston w/ Umbrella, Rules: Don't let umbrella flip inside out. Boss level: Back Bay side streets.

Instant fail: umbrella flips in front of a line of watching taxis or crossing a busy

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By - 11/26/13 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: NWS high-wind warning now goes into effect at 4 a.m. And now only lasts until 1 p.m., but wind gusts could hit 60 m.p.h.

The National Weather Service advises that small children, Smart Cars and Sally Field should stay well indoors, or at least anchored to a chain between midnight tonight and midnight tomorrow:

SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND GUSTS UP TO 50

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By - 7/19/13 - 11:20 pm

Now that there has been a green issues forum that most of the candidates for Mayor attended, I have to feel some vindication about my idea to press for these things several years ago. A prophet is not appreciated in his hometown. The placement of solar and/or wind power generators on the roofs of City of Boston owned buildings was suggested, and I brought that... Read more

By - 7/19/13 - 11:19 pm

Now that there has been a green issues forum that most of the candidates for Mayor attended, I have to feel some vindication about my idea to press for these things several years ago. A prophet is not appreciated in his hometown. The placement of solar and/or wind power generators on the roofs of City of Boston owned buildings was suggested, and I brought that... Read more

By - 6/3/13 - 7:55 am

Tree down; car stuck in Back Bay. Photo by Janice Dominguez.Tree down, car stuck in Back Bay. Photo by Janice Dominguez.

High winds yesterday proved too much for several trees in Boston (or as the Globe put... Read more

By - 4/3/13 - 11:25 am

225 Centre St after the wind

Jed Hresko photographed the remains of the wrapping on that new Jackson Square building this morning - the second time in the past few months it's proven no match for local winds.... Read more

By - 1/31/13 - 7:46 am

Somebody in Winthrop might be late for work today. Photo by Kdabbler.Somebody in Winthrop might be late for work today. Photo by Kdabbler.

A large tree decided to observe the law of gravity on Blue... Read more

By - 12/21/12 - 12:51 pm

Stephen M. photographs the remains of the door at 125 High St.

By - 9/19/12 - 7:57 am

Tree down in West Roxbury

Citizens Connect has several reports of tree damage from last night's storm, including this tree on wires on Ansonia Road in West Roxbury and this snapped tree on wires off Clarendon Street in the South End.... Read more

By - 9/18/12 - 7:46 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind warning through 6 a.m.

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR...WITH GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER AT ANY TIME. DAMAGE TO TREES...POWER LINES...AND PROPERTY ARE POSSIBLE WITH WIND OF THIS MAGNITUDE. POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY. TAKE ACTION NOW TO SECURE ANY LOOSE OUTDOOR

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By - 4/8/12 - 8:05 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for pretty much the entire state for Monday, which means we're at high risk for bad wild fires, due to a combination of dry ground conditions, low humidity and high winds.... Read more

By - 3/26/12 - 4:51 pm

The entire state - except for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket - is under a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday:

EXTREMELY DRY AIR COMBINED WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND LITTLE RAINFALL OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DURING TUESDAY.

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By - 3/8/12 - 1:32 pm

Or maybe local papers aren't covering weighty issues anymore.

Medicacritty looked outside on Boylston Street this afternoon.

By - 2/24/11 - 4:01 pm

National Weather Service capitalizes on our impending mega-wet weather. Oh, and don't think that umbrella will protect you - they've also issued a high-wind watch.... Read more

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