Wicked Local Somerville reports Mayor Curtatone is poised to sign a new ordinance under which property owners who fail to shovel snow off their sidewalks will get not just fines but large, colorful placards placed on their doors to let them and their neighbors know just what sort of lowlifes they are.
JB Parrett went for a stroll in Lechmere Canal Park yesterday.
Peter Morgan reports a Somerville police officer and a bystander teamed up to rescue a man trapped by rising flood waters in the Medford Street underpass in Union Square tonight.
At the time they helped him out of the car, water was up to his chest, with him sitting in driver's seat.
Not long after, Alexandra Sear photographed the man's car:
Even as the rain supposedly nears the end of its increasingly annoying reign, the waters just keep piling up. From T stations to Rutherford Avenue in Charlestown and Circuit Drive in Franklin Park, which police shut due to flooding to Roslindale Square, which lost power, Bostonians have had enough, enough to slap anybody who might chirpily say "at least it's not snow!" Yeah, that... Read more
Reports of flooding are beginning to pour in. The intersection of Melnea Cass Boulevard and Massachusetts Avenue became a liquid mess. State Police are busy diverting cars on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, due to flooding southbound by Lambert's and northbound at Tolman by the credit union.
UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Police blocked off the underpass on Huntington Avenue at Mass. Ave. due to two feet of... Read more
Neal Gaffey watched the snow come down on Harrison Avenue tonight.
The South End Forum says effective immediately, there's no more cluttering up neighborhood streets with chairs, lamps and just general crap to save parking spaces: A pilot ban on post-snow space saving in the South End has gone permanent.
And instant: Roving members of the neighborhood's many civic groups will be going around collecting any space savers they see.
Although in some other Boston neighborhoods... Read more
JB Parrett braved the elements to show us North Point Park in Cambridge this afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Boston for 3-10 p.m.:
WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. ...
IMPACTS...WIND GUSTS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO KNOCK DOWN TREE LIMBS AND A FEW POWER LINES...POSSIBLY CAUSING ISOLATED POWER DISRUPTIONS.
It could be even worse along the coast south of Quincy, for which the NWS has issued a... Read more
Well, we sure dodged that one, didn't we? But the French Toast Alert is staying at Blue/Guarded, thanks to this capital report by the NWS:
THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY FOR MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW AND/OR ICE ACROSS INTERIOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY.
Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.
Earlier, we saw the Hancock above the fog. Tomo forwards this photo by co-worker Heidi Sullivan of the reverse view: The Pru as seen from the 47th floor of the Hancock tower.
Turtle Pond in Stony Brook Reservation was completely still in the fog this morning. From the dock on the parkway side of the pond, you could barely make out the dock on the other side; the trees there cast a dark gray reflection on the water.
Meanwhile, Adam Shutes walked onto the dock at the Jamaica Pond boathouse this morning:
Eric Fisher discusses Typhoon Nuri, which could slam into the Aleutians soon - after possibly generating 55-foot-high waves. So? He explains how the storm could change atmospheric patterns enough to send a major cold wave and maybe, just maybe, some snow our way next week.
The nor'easter blew through, coated us with both rain and snow, knocked over some trees and at least one sailor on the Charles River, and then left us with a beautiful sunset.
Shannon Dooling captured the moment from one of the ramps alongside the Zakim, looking over the Museum of Science.
Other folks also snapped the sunset. Among them:
Didn't the weatherpeople tell us the snow would be limited to extreme northern and western regions, like Maine? So like your furnace going on for the first time of the season, the French Toast Alert was a bit cranky today and late.
David Epstein says there's a chance we could get some light snow Saturday into Sunday.