wind

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.

It could be even worse along the coast south of Quincy, for which the NWS has issued a... Read more

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

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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):

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out.... Read more

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

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