wind

By - 8/22/16 - 2:07 pm
Downed tree in the South End

Neal Gaffey shows us the remains of a Bradford pear tree in the South End this morning, adds:

As pretty as they are in the spring, they are inappropriate as urban trees because they weaken over time and lose limbs regularly. The City is slowly replacing them with American elm, maple, pin oak, and ginkgo as they age out.

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 5/16/16 - 1:02 pm

Boston Reddit reports on the demise of the statue of Ben Franklin in front of Old City Hall during yesterday's winds.

By - 3/31/16 - 5:40 pm

Emily Rooney reports wind has knocked stuff off the top of the First Baptist Church, 110 Commonwealth Avenue, some of which crashed into cars parked below. Police have the intersection taped off, awaiting the arrival of a building inspector.

By - 3/17/16 - 5:07 pm

Brian D'Amico reports bursts of wind shortly before 5 p.m. helped capsize a number of sailboats near the Mass. Ave. Bridge. All the dunked people were fished out of the river by first responders.

By - 2/16/16 - 7:54 am

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for eastern Massachusetts between 1 and 10 p.m. - with gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. possible:

STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...WHEN A BAND OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS CROSSES THE REGION.

By - 2/13/16 - 7:13 pm
Cold wind chills across southern New England

The National Weather Service posted this map showing the lowest anticipated wind-chill temperatures for southern New England for tonight into Sunday morning. Read more.

By - 2/3/16 - 10:50 pm
Downed tree limbs in Brighton

Kosta looked out his window at Brooks and Bigelow in Brighton around 10 p.m. He reports firefighters moved the remains of the tree out of the way - and that it didn't take out any wires.

By - 1/18/16 - 5:32 pm
Wind-blown snow at Boston Garden

JB Parrett reports the wind made it pretty nippy down by the Garden today.

By - 11/14/15 - 11:40 am

Hopeful Cynicist watched the wind-driven havoc on Congress Street this morning.

By - 10/3/15 - 8:31 pm

The Athenor was one of three boats (and the remains of a dock) that wound up on Wollaston Beach today as the storm howled through Quincy Bay, kicking up whitecaps and attacking the foolhardy few who braved the beach with stinging sand. Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:46 pm
Cracked tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

Robin Kirkpatrick snapped the newly snapped tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square after the storm.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:08 pm
Tree down at Centre and Lagrange in West Roxbury

Angela Wang shows us the tree that came down on Centre at Lagrange, making a mess of traffic in the area. Trees or large pieces of them also came down on the VFW Parkway and on Manthorne Road at Schirmer. Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:20 pm
Tree falls on an SUV on Trenton Street in East Boston

Somebody is not going to be very happy when they get home to Trenton Street in East Boston today, Josh Deering shows us.

By - 3/17/15 - 8:04 pm
Boylston Street in the Fenway shut down

High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.

Fire commanders gave the OK shortly after 8 to re-open the street.

By - 3/17/15 - 6:52 pm
Clarendon Street shut at the Hancock Building in Boston

Clarendon shut. Photo by Teddy Kokoros.

A cracked window on the 35th floor of the Hancock Building around 5:30 p.m. prompted authorities to close Clarendon until the window could be secured. The street was re-opened about an hour later.

Earlier at the Hancock.

By - 11/17/14 - 9:27 am

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Boston for 3-10 p.m.:

WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. ...

IMPACTS...WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND A FEW POWER LINES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER DISRUPTIONS.

By - 10/23/14 - 10:00 am
Beached boat on Wollaston Beach in Quincy

Trees weren't the only things the nor'easter winds were pushing around overnight. Josh Ormsby reports on his commute along Quincy Shore Drive this morning:

On my way to work I came upon this sad sight. Wind and waves had combined to drive these boats on to Wollaston Beach. Little damage was apparent and a couple of the owners were on hand to figure out what to do next.

By - 10/23/14 - 8:31 am

Data compiled from citizen reports to the Mayor's Hotline and Citizen Connect for Oct 23-24. Click on a dot or scroll through the list under the map for details. Map may take a moment to come up.

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By - 10/22/14 - 10:28 pm
Big tree down on L Street in South Boston

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Tree fell on Northeast Corridor tracks between Canton Junction and 128. Providence bound train just stopped.

Skatefitz snapped the tree that fell clear across L Street in South Boston tonight.

Dougie Fresh shows us his driveway in Everett (where, he adds, his car was not parked):