lightning

By - 9/30/17 - 9:50 am
Rain and sun at sunrise

KMV watched the sunriseshower over Boston Harbor this morning (see lightning over Nahant).

John got stuck in the parking lot that Rte. 1A in East Boston became due to flooding and a crash: Read more.

By - 7/12/17 - 8:54 pm
Lightning strikes twice in Everett

Matt Frank watched from Chelsea as two lightning bolts hit Everett this evening.

By - 8/14/16 - 8:27 pm

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m. Warning canceled for Boston, although it's kind of boomy and rainy here along the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier.

Until 9 p.m.

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE`S LEADING KILLERS.

By - 8/14/16 - 10:48 am
Tree comes down on South Boston Jeep

Roving UHub photographer Frank Kosiba spotted this reminder of the overnight thunderstorms on K Street in South Boston.

For a more immediate view of nature's fury, take a look at this amazing photo of lightning crashing down around Graves Light during one of the storms.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:05 pm
Firefighters deal with downed tree limb on Custer Street, Jamaica Plain

Firefighters get downed tree out of road on Custer Street, JP. Photo by Lisa Schorr Kaplan.

Boom! That was some storm. Scattered outages in other areas in the city as well. Multiple trees came down on Maybrook Street in Dorchester.

Robin reports this tree came down at an entrance to Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, effectively trapping two people in a car in the cemetery: Read more.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:34 am
Lightning over Boston

John McLachlan captured some of the lightning last night, looking northeast from the South End.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/7/16 - 9:06 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a lightning bolt hitting Boston during tonight's storm.

Further south, Seth Gitell reported shortly before 9 p.m.:

Trees down along Furnace Brook in Quincy. Apparent flash flooding. Dangerous. I'm parked safely at gas station.

By - 2/25/16 - 6:17 am

NECN reports. At 3:11 a.m., Patrick tweeted from the Back Bay:

Wow! I thought a plane crashed just now. Just thunder.

By - 8/18/15 - 4:14 pm
Bright road in Dedham, dark skies over Boston

We came out of the Halfway Cafe on Washington Street in Dedham around 3:05 p.m. to the sound of thunder - even though it was still sunny overhead. But when we looked north, into Boston, we saw the city covered by an ominous cloud.

By - 8/15/15 - 8:32 pm
Stormburst over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:06 pm

The Herald's Mark Garfinkel spent a good part of Tuesday chasing the four storms we had in the hopes of getting some good lightning shots. He succeeded - posts some photos and an explanation of how he did it.

Also see:
It was so windy even the lightning was blowing sideways.
We have a hailstone winner.
Oh, hail no!

By - 9/8/14 - 12:40 pm

Ipswich Police report:

Marguerite Tomany, age 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike. The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Mass. remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Both were in the water on Saturday when the first of three storms to hit Ipswich suddenly appeared, police say.

By - 9/6/14 - 9:11 pm
Lightning hits the Logan Airport control tower

Redsox223 watched lightning hit the Logan Airport control tower tonight (photo copyright Redsox223).

Dan Santry watched lightning strike from Winthrop:

By - 7/16/14 - 10:47 am

Aftermath of a lightning strike

Mark Bolster watched firefighters take care of business after lightning hit a house on W. 4 Street at F this morning.

By - 7/3/14 - 10:47 pm
Lightning over Somerville

Boom! Lightning over Somerville. Photo by R.S.Y. Buchanan.

They started the Esplanade fireworks a bit early tonight - just in time for them to end and evacuate the area as a storm plowed across the area, knocking out power in at least part of Waltham and Cambridge and sending skittish dogs and children under beds.

Christopher reports:

Have to give Boston Pops organizers credit on timing. Made it from the esplanade lagoon to Kenmore JUST as the rain started.