Weather

By - 12/5/16 - 8:42 am
Snow in Davis Square, Somerville

Mark Novak looked out his window in Davis Square around 8 a.m.

Up in Methuen, meanwhile, Nikluk got to watch some high-school drivers learn about what happens when snow falls on the roads: Read more.

By - 11/21/16 - 7:57 am
Snow in the South End

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to snow in the South End this morning. Read more.

By - 11/13/16 - 2:58 pm

Specifically, seeking suggestions of T-accessible spots besides than the pavilion on Long Wharf to observe the king tides tomorrow and Tuesday.

By - 11/6/16 - 4:24 pm
Weird cloud over Boston

Say, we don't always get oval clouds over Boston, like the one Tamas K-L spotted over Boston this afternoon:

Independence day or election day coming?

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By - 11/3/16 - 9:58 am

The weekly drought map is out and shows Boston is now in a "severe" drought, rather than an "extreme" one. The portion of Massachusetts still in "extreme" drought has shrunk as well.

BWSC rain totals show a monitoring station on Adams Street in Dorchester got nearly 6 inches of rain last month, more rain than the station saw in June, July, August and September combined.

By - 11/2/16 - 6:37 pm
Sunset over the Charles River in Cambridge

Jean Nagy took in the 70-degree sunset along the Charles River near MIT this evening.

By - 10/29/16 - 9:57 am
Rainbow over the Charles River

Melissa Sullivan enjoyed the rainbow over the Charles River this morning.

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 10/22/16 - 7:35 am

On Oct. 21, 1996, after nearly a foot of rain, the Muddy River overflowed its banks and poured into the Riverside Line tunnel into the T stop.

Today, the T is stocked with sandbags, which workers pile in front of the portal whenever it looks like the normally sedate Muddy River might overflow again. And the current work along the Muddy River is aimed in large part at preventing another flood like that one.

By - 10/21/16 - 10:25 pm

When it rains, it pours, Tamas K-L shows us.

Parts of JP went dark. Also, as Marybeth reports: Read more.

By - 10/18/16 - 4:37 pm
Prudential building rises above the fog in Boston

After the king tide came the king fog. Christine Lane captured the fog covering downtown, the waterfront and the Back Bay around 4:35 p.m. from the 49th floor of the Hancock Building.

About five minutes earlier, she was looking the other way, towards downtown:

Read more.

By - 10/13/16 - 4:25 pm

Sure, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for the western suburbs for tonight, but Eric Fisher says we could hit 80 next week.

By - 10/10/16 - 10:36 am

The BWSC's rain tally-o-matic shows Matthew-inspired precip levels for yesterday that range from 1.85 inches in subtropical Hyde Park and Adams Street in Dorchester to 1.49 inches in the Longwood Medical Area and Allston.

Of course, that rain has to go somewhere - like, oh, the Park Street Red Line platform.

By - 10/9/16 - 4:07 pm
Neponset River marshes along the Hyde Park and Milton border

Looking across the Neponset River Reservation towards the Great Blue Hill from Meadow Road, in the southernmost reaches of Hyde Park.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:41 am

That rain a few days ago wasn't enough wasn't enough to break the drought's grip on Massachusetts.

By - 10/4/16 - 11:11 pm

The National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. report now shows Matthew skirting New England on Sunday, which means we might get some rain and wind, but not a direct hit. Of course, things could change again.

By - 10/4/16 - 11:55 am
The cone of uncertainty

At 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center extended its Matthew Cone of Probability to cover all of southern New England for Sunday. Forecasters still say it's too early to say whether we'll get walloped, so we've only raised the French Toast Alert level to Guarded, but we're going to have to spend more time considering the proposal to go to a more liquor-based alert system for this storm.

By - 9/30/16 - 10:30 pm
Misty Charles River dock

JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.

By - 9/30/16 - 2:57 pm
Hurricane Matthew

Matthew earlier today, via the GOES satellite.

We've reactivated the French Toast Alert System as Hurricane Matthew churns up the Caribbean. We're still at the lowest alert level, because it's too early to say if it'll churn up the Atlantic and smack us or head out into the middle of the Atlantic (remember Hermine?) or even go further into the Caribbean. But we've got a wary eye open.

By - 9/24/16 - 9:09 pm

Looks like Mr. Autumn Man will have a grand time walking down Mass. Ave. on Sunday. The National Weather Service predicts the day will have "quite the autumn feel" and that not only will temperatures dip into the 30s by Sunday night, they could hit a record low - thanks in part to the drought, natch - maybe even warrant a frost advisory for areas closer to Boston than the Worcester hills.