Gary C. spotted this snow pile this morning at the Street (the old lower Chestnut Hill Mall).
Yep, a nor'easter's a-brewin' off our coast and will smack into us starting tonight - but don't worry, we're just talking rain here, not snow - although possibly 1 to 2 inches. The National Weather Service concludes:
Bullseye will pass across central and eastern areas, then will shift NE over E coastal areas Sunday morning. May see poor drainage and urban flooding in some normally prone areas.
Alyssa Banker Hiller looked up in the Public Garden.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for Boston and points south through 7:45 p.m. due to radar showing we're about to get blasted with one to two inches of rain in an hour:
As a result, significant urban and poor drainage flooding is expected to rapidly form.
So, you know, stay off Morrissey Boulevard and maybe put off that walk along the Muddy River.
Crusty N Confused watched the fog roll in this morning.
On a foggy day, JB Parrett captured Old North Church in the North End - and the more recent buildings of downtown.
The latest state drought map shows just 0.15% of the state is still in drought, while 52% of the state is "normal," and the rest - including the area around the Quabbin Reservoir - is "abnormally" dry. At the peak of drought conditions last year, pretty much the entire state, save Nantucket, was considered to be in a drought, with some areas in "extreme" drought.
Confession: After spending three hours in the un-air-conditioned concrete box that is the Board of Appeals hearing room in City Hall, the UHub Mobile Action News Unit had to escape - all the way to Revere Beach for some Kelly's by the sea.
Quite a few people had a similar idea, although most were better dressed for the circumstances, like in bathing suits. The more adventurous ran straight into the frigid waters - where none stayed for very long.
The latest Massachusetts drought map, released this morning, shows that last week's rain and snow finally tipped a third of the state from drought watch to not at all droughty - and that another third of the state is "abnormally dry," the lowest of the drought classifications.
Alyssa Miller says rainy nights make Boston pop.
Why, yes, Eric Fisher did. He's not quite ready to mention the April Fools blizzard, but, you know, we're Bostonians and we don't forget stuff like that so easily. Plus, while he's thinking more rain with a bit of nuisance snow, he adds:
Late March and April storms can be very powerful and dangerous. This time of year, a snowstorm often has heavy wet snow, which causes tree damage and power outages. We don’t want a snowstorm this weekend with temperatures just over 32 degrees. That would mean a lot of problems.
Associated Press reports National Weather Service forecasters knew Monday that the nor'easter might not be all that, but kept up their original higher snowfall numbers to keep people from getting confused - and that that made sense because forecasting is still not 100% accurate.
Tom Griffiths shows us the scene on a North Station-area street this morning:
The ice is amused by your "caution."
Keith Dragon forwards a photo of the snowbatman a resident of 111 Beach St. in the Leather District built out of yesterday's snow.
Roving UHub photographer Ynckay spotted this boat lying on Short Beach in Winthrop this morning.
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