Specifically, seeking suggestions of T-accessible spots besides than the pavilion on Long Wharf to observe the king tides tomorrow and Tuesday.
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.
Jean Nagy took in the 70-degree sunset along the Charles River near MIT this evening.
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.
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.
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.
Looking across the Neponset River Reservation towards the Great Blue Hill from Meadow Road, in the southernmost reaches of Hyde Park.
That rain a few days ago wasn't enough wasn't enough to break the drought's grip on Massachusetts.
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.
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.
JB Parrett wasn't the only one out in the mist on the Esplanade.
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.
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.
John Gage captured the front rolling across the area this evening.
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