Weather

By - 11/26/14 - 1:23 pm
No spacesavers in the South End

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

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By - 11/17/14 - 3:47 pm
North Point Park in the rain

JB Parrett braved the elements to show us North Point Park in Cambridge this afternoon.

By - 11/17/14 - 9:27 am

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

By - 11/14/14 - 8:35 am
Car dusted in snow

Car in Arlington this morning. Photo by Chris Walton.

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.

By - 11/12/14 - 3:08 pm
Coast Guard cutter in the fog off Castle Island

Eileen Murphy watched a Coast Guard cutter just off Castle Island this morning.

By - 11/12/14 - 10:13 am
Prudential in the fog in Boston

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.

By - 11/12/14 - 8:10 am
Hancock tower in the fog

Jared, who happened to be up at 6:13 a.m., took a screen capture of the Blue Hill Observatory's east cam atop the Prudential tower.

Also see:
The Pru from the Hancock.
Back Bay from the air.... Read more

By - 11/12/14 - 8:00 am

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:

By - 11/6/14 - 7:49 am

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.

By - 11/2/14 - 4:58 pm
Sunset after Noreaster

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:

By - 11/2/14 - 1:04 pm
Snow in Needham

Redsox223 came to that conclusion in Needham.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/2/14 - 10:37 am
Snow in Boston

Hey, it's not supposed to stick!

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.

By - 10/28/14 - 7:30 am

David Epstein says there's a chance we could get some light snow Saturday into Sunday.

By - 10/24/14 - 7:43 am
Haymarket bus stop in the rain

JB Parrett captured a mood in the rain at Haymarket yesterday.

By - 10/23/14 - 12:17 pm
Flooding at Oak Grove

JulesB captured the scene outside Oak Grove station early this morning.

By - 10/23/14 - 10:00 am
Beached boat on Wollaston Beach in Quincy

Trees weren't the only things the nor'easter winds were pushing around overnight. Josh Ormsby reports on his commute along Quincy Shore Drive this morning:

On my way to work I came upon this sad sight. Wind and waves had combined to drive these boats on to Wollaston Beach. Little damage was apparent and a couple of the owners were on hand to figure out what

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By - 10/23/14 - 8:31 am

Data compiled from citizen reports to the Mayor's Hotline and Citizen Connect for Oct 23-24. Click on a dot or scroll through the list under the map for details. Map may take a moment to come up.

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By - 10/23/14 - 6:20 am

Ed Baur reports several cars in the area of West 3 and Vale streets were flooded this morning. At least two were occupied:

Police cruiser stuck in the water on Vale St. Officer still in the cruiser water is up to the door and is coming in.

Female motorist stock in the water and water is coming in the vehicle.

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By - 10/22/14 - 10:28 pm
Big tree down on L Street in South Boston

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Tree fell on Northeast Corridor tracks between Canton Junction and 128. Providence bound train just stopped.

Skatefitz snapped the tree that fell clear across L Street in South Boston tonight.

Dougie Fresh shows us his driveway in Everett (where, he adds, his car was not parked):

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out.... Read more

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