French Toast Alert Level: Severe. Explanation.


By - 1/26/15 - 2:30 pm
Empty milk shelves at Shaw's in Allston

Izzie in a Tizzy shows us the milk shelves at the Packard's Corner Shaw's (the water shelves are similarly denuded).

By - 1/26/15 - 10:38 am
NSF Center for Severe Weather Research truck in Cambridge
NSF truck

Nick Smith spotted this truck in Cambridge today. Closer inspection showed it's from the National Science Foundation's Center for Severe Weather Research.

More specifically, it's one of the center's Doppler on Wheels trucks:

The DOW radars made the first 3D maps of tornado winds and debris, the first maps of multiple vortex structure in tornadoes, the first maps of anticyclonic tornadoes; discovered hurricane

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By - 1/26/15 - 7:53 am

Blizzard TV bingo - Print out copies now so the whole family can play along (if you have suggestions for entries, add them as a comment here).

By - 1/26/15 - 6:55 am
Infrared satellite image of the Blizzard of 2015

Here's the latest satellite image (infrared light) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite, enhanced to show the worst of it.

By - 1/25/15 - 11:13 pm

Marissa Breton asks:

Just trying to plan ahead, where could someone go sledding hypothetically speaking in Boston proper?

By - 1/25/15 - 7:56 pm

Boston has readied the secret hiding places of vast amounts of snow in advance of the Blizzard of 2015, Mayor Walsh says.

Our City has been through blizzards before and I am confident we are prepared. Public Works has 700 pieces of equipment ready, over 35,000 tons of salt on hand and snow farms are being readied for anticipated removal operations. Once the storm begins,

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By - 1/25/15 - 3:37 pm
Line at Trader Joe's in Brookline

Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner may be trying to fool us into thinking it's summer with that Red Sox banner the week before the Super Bowl, but it's no use - Louise Miller found long lines there this afternoon.

Meanwhile, up at the Chelsea Market Basket, Dan O'Brien found a store with check-out lines backing up into aisles - and not a single... Read more

By - 1/25/15 - 2:39 pm
Upside down snowman in Jamaica Plain

Chas McEnerney spotted this head-standing snowman on Alfred Street in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/25/15 - 2:33 pm

Karolian reports this was heading onto the Zakim, adds:

Wish I had sound, made an impressive thump followed by impressive screams from the future Mrs.

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By - 1/25/15 - 10:34 am
Potentially historic blizzard coming to Boston

We'll be sounding the battle-stations klaxon at the French Toast Alert bunker later today - just as soon as we get back from the sort of breakfast we'll need to be fully girded for panic forecasting.

Meanwhile, we're already wondering what Charlie Baker will wear in his first appearance in the Bunka.

By - 1/24/15 - 11:47 pm
Family of snowmen on the Southwest Corridor in the South End

Matthew shows us the row of snowmen somebody made on the Southwest Corridor path in the South End today.

By - 1/24/15 - 1:29 pm

Today's storm is just a warmup (cooldown?) for what could come Tuesday. Matt Noyes at NECN gets us to checking our egg cartons and bread box:

[S]ignals are stronger than ever of a large storm developing off New England's coast. This storm will be packed with energy, and fed by the contrast of warm southern air and moisture, and arctic air streaming in from

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By - 1/24/15 - 12:11 pm
Snow cone in South Boston

A concerned citizen kvetches about a snow cone on E Street between W. 7 and Tudor streets in South Boston this morning:

Some idiot has already started with a space saver. Please remove.

The city reports the issue has been "resolved."

Meanwhile, the city responded to this complaint from Elm Street in Dorchester about somebody shoveling snow into the street by sending out... Read more

By - 1/24/15 - 10:28 am
Branch down in the South End

Todd Buffum shows us winter's wrath in Concord Square in the South End.

By - 1/24/15 - 10:13 am
Snow-covered car

Ryan Ohnesian snapped a car whose driver just couldn't with the snow today.

By - 1/19/15 - 9:02 am

Black ice made for a horrible commute and walk this morning. Patty reported:

Rt 9 East bound in Wellesley has a van on its side and a lot of ladders strewn across the street.

Ryan added:

Anybody cycling to work today please be careful. Invisible patches of ice everywhere, bike lanes/paths thinly salted.

The National Weather Service predicts conditions will improve by... Read more

By - 1/16/15 - 9:03 am
Wacky car on Marlborough Street

We haven't gotten that much snow this year, but somebody in the Back Bay didn't let that stop them this morning, as Nicky Enriquez shows us.

By - 1/8/15 - 8:46 am
Man in a mask

Kevin Connolly checks in:

When I bought this for $2 on eBay everyone laughed. Who's laughing now?

By - 1/8/15 - 8:10 am
The dueling thermometers on Centre Street in West Roxbury

The dueling thermometers of Centre Street kept up their battle for temperature supremacy in this morning's cold - but they were closer than they usually are.