Weather

By - 3/28/17 - 8:08 pm

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.

By - 3/16/17 - 10:31 am

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.

By - 3/16/17 - 10:12 am

Tom Griffiths shows us the scene on a North Station-area street this morning:

The ice is amused by your "caution."

By - 3/15/17 - 3:28 pm
Batman snowman in the Leather District

Keith Dragon forwards a photo of the snowbatman a resident of 111 Beach St. in the Leather District built out of yesterday's snow.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:07 pm
Beached boat in Winthrop after storm

Roving UHub photographer Ynckay spotted this boat lying on Short Beach in Winthrop this morning.

By - 3/15/17 - 9:04 am

Vivian Again chronicled the varying levels of shoveling in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 3/14/17 - 7:14 pm
Apple Pi

Our own Swirlygrrl made an apple pi today.

Out in Wellesley, Bob Brown carved out some time - and snow to commemorate 3/14 in his driveway.

By - 3/14/17 - 5:29 pm
16 Channel 5 reporters and weather people on screen at once

As we've been breathlessly reporting all day, some local TV stations have waged a relentless battle today to see who could get the most on-air personnel on a screen at one time. Channel 7 threw down the opening gauntlet with an "8-box" (i.e., 8 reporters in little boxes at once), Channel 25 briefly got in the action with a 9-box, but then Channel 7 knocked them out with an 11-box - before Channel 5 topped them with a 12-box. Channel 7 caught up, but now it really looks like WCVB is determined to end this thing once and for all: Around 5 p.m., Channel 5 Executive Producer Scott Isaacs posted this screen capture of a screen-dominating 16-box display.

By - 3/14/17 - 4:01 pm

WBZ reports the driver had to be hospitalized after the one-car crash on the northbound side of the Zakim.

Earlier, a tractor-trailer briefly slid out of control on the Zakim: Read more.

By - 3/14/17 - 3:54 pm
Tree falls in Newton

Jerry David reports this tree behind his Newton home cracked in half and fell - somehow coming down in the narrow space between two garages.

By - 3/14/17 - 3:19 pm

Mayor Walsh says he'd rather err on the side of caution. All other city departments will be open.

The city snow emergency ends at 7 a.m. tomorrow, which means you have 48 hours from that point to hold onto any spaces you shoveled out.

In the spirit of Tom Menino, he said the city's main focus today is "clearing the major artillleries."

By - 3/14/17 - 10:28 am
Snowy day in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By - 3/14/17 - 9:07 am
Eight reporters in the snow

No, we probably won't break any snowfall amounts, but could we break the record for the most number of TV reporters crammed onto a single screen?

John Zaremba captured this "8-box" on WHDH this morning. Who can top that? And will any of our local stations approach the 24-box an Atlanta station managed in 2014? Good luck, we're all counting on you.

UPDATE: Channel 7 ramps it up to 11, but channel 5 goes "in your face!" and cranks it up to 12. Channel 7 then responds! See down in the comments.

By - 3/14/17 - 9:05 am

PornHub-branded plows may be blowing snow on your Boston street this storm. Does anything more need to be said?

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2017/03/13/pornhub-snow-plow-bos...

Although if they think the sticker on the front of the plow is gonna do any good, they must not know Boston snow...

By - 3/14/17 - 8:53 am
Pi Day storm over Boston

What the storm looks like from a NASA satellite this morning.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:16 pm
Empty cheese shelves at Westwood Wegmans

Tim Colby shows us the cheese shelves at the Westwood Wegmans tonight.

Suz adds:

lol, that is what I bought for nacho's and beer. If I am going to freeze, I am going to be happy.

By - 3/13/17 - 4:21 pm

Mayor Walsh announced this afternoon that with a possible blizzard about to unleash on our heads, an official city snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m., which means you can't park on designated snow-emergency routes. Read more.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:22 am
Car with sleigh on top in Cambridge

Apparently, after his adventures with Rudolph, Hermey and the Misfit Toys, Yukon Cornelius retired to Cambridge, as RoadTrip New England discovered this morning.