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By - 7/4/15 - 10:23 pm
South Boston snow pile on July Fourth

Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile as the sun set on July Fourth and found it's still there.

By - 6/25/15 - 5:09 pm

The mayor's office today announced a contest to guess when the Tide Street snow pile will finally disappear for good: Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 9:59 am
South Boston snow pile

Last night, Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile, which has now been in Boston long enough to apply for a residential parking permit.

Earlier:
Dawn breaks over the South Boston snow pile.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:50 pm
Amazing sky over Fenway park

Curt Nickisch watched the sunset at Fenway tonight.

Of course, it wasn't just over Fenway that the sunset was amazing.

Rachel Anne Miller took in the sunset over Kendall Square: Read more.

By - 6/23/15 - 5:52 pm
Clouds over Roslindale

Around 5:40 p.m. The clouds were moving from the northwest to the southeast.

By - 6/23/15 - 4:09 pm

The National Weather Service has just issued a tornado watch for all most of Massachusetts (excluding Berkshire County) until 23:00 hours (11:00 pm)

Tornado Watch
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 345
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
345 PM EDT TUE JUN 23 2015

TORNADO WATCH 345 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1100 PM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

MAC001-005-007-009-011-013-015-017-019-021-023-025-027-240300-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0345.150623T1945Z-150624T0300Z/

MA
. MASSACHUSETTS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

By - 6/23/15 - 2:35 pm
Giant snow blower ordered by Boston

Photo via Public Works Department.

The Boston Public Works Department says a Woburn company will build the city two truck-mounted snow blowers that will give us Montreal-strength street-clearing power.

Each of the LaRue D55 blowers can shoot 2,750 tons of snow an hour the length of half a football field, although in practice the blowers, to be mounted on new Volvo loaders, will be paired with large dump trucks, into which snow will be blown for transportation to one of the city's fine snow dumps.

The city will pay $645,000 for the new blowers and loaders to Woodco Machinery, Inc. - the only company to meet the city's specifications.

By - 6/22/15 - 4:44 pm

Our own Mass. Emergency Management Agency warns we might need to get out the clubs to defend our homes from golf-ball-sized hail tomorrow afternoon - well, rush to a secure place away from windows. Granted, eastern Mass. has only a "low" risk of jumbo hail (as opposed to the "enhanced" risk west of 495), but the assessment also includes "a risk of isolated tornadoes," so keep your eyes on the skies tomorrow.

If you want to feel jitterier, there's always the ALL-CAPS rendition by the National Weather Service: Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 9:01 am
Early morning fog at the waterfront

AC Cuneo reports that getting up early has its advantages sometimes, such as seeing this morning's fog on the waterfront.

By - 6/22/15 - 8:52 am
Snow at Oak Grove in February

We've had quite enough of this, thank you very much. Feb. photo by Rich.

Starting tonight, the T will be shutting down the Orange Line between Wellington and Oak Grove starting at 8:45 p.m. at night so workers can get the tracks ready for winter - except for Friday and Saturday nights, when service will run as usual.

You may recall that particular stretch of Orange Line proved particularly troublesome in the winter of our discontent. Workers will be installing heaters along the third rail and at switches to prevent the tracks from turning into a glacier again, in a $12.7 million project, MassDOT reports.

By - 6/21/15 - 5:18 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor islands

Eileen Murphy spent some time today watching the fast changing weather over Boston Harbor. One moment fog, then the skies brightened: Read more.

By - 6/11/15 - 2:20 pm
Tree falls on an SUV on Trenton Street in East Boston

Somebody is not going to be very happy when they get home to Trenton Street in East Boston today, Josh Deering shows us.

By - 6/9/15 - 8:42 pm
Storm from South Boston deck

Frank Kosiba watched the storm roll in from his deck in South Boston.

Elsie Kenyon, meanwhile, got to see both ends of the rainbow from the Longfellow Bridge: Read more.

By - 6/9/15 - 8:13 pm
Rainbow over Marlborough

Double bows over Marlborough. Photo by Michael McCarthy.

From Marlborough to Boston to Quincy, residents reported seeing rainbows this evening - along with some amazing cloud formations, like Emily Campbell's photo of the incoming storm:

Incoming storm over Cambridge

Here are more:

By - 6/8/15 - 7:38 am
Dawn at the Tide Street snow pile in South Boston

Steve awoke early this morning to capture that most magical moment when the sun rises over the snow pile on Tide Street.

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

By - 6/6/15 - 5:43 pm
Squantum snow pile

Why should the South Boston snow pile get all the publicity? Lee Toma visited the Squantum Point snow pile today:

It is still twelve feet tall! Also, so disgusting.

By - 6/5/15 - 6:49 pm
Firefighters spraying the South Boston snow pile with water

Conventures shows us that the South Boston snow pile got a surprise visit today from Boston firefighters, who set up hoses to dump water on it - whether to reduce its stench or shrink its size, we don't know. But what if, you know, that only made it stronger - and angrier?

By - 5/31/15 - 5:42 pm
Pouring rain in South Boston

Eileen Murphy shows us the pouring rain in South Boston this afternoon.

Around 5:30 p.m., Dana Worby-Robinson reported: Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 8:55 pm
Sunset over the Back Bay as seen from the South End

A roving UHub photographer enjoyed the sunset over the Back Bay from the Ink Block in the South End tonight.

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