Izzie in a Tizzy shows us the milk shelves at the Packard's Corner Shaw's (the water shelves are similarly denuded).
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... Read more
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).
Marissa Breton asks:
Just trying to plan ahead, where could someone go sledding hypothetically speaking in Boston proper?
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,... Read more
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.
Chas McEnerney spotted this head-standing snowman on Alfred Street in Jamaica Plain.
— Matt Karolian (@mkarolian) January 25, 2015
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.... Read more
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.
Matthew shows us the row of snowmen somebody made on the Southwest Corridor path in the South End today.
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... Read more
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."
Todd Buffum shows us winter's wrath in Concord Square in the South End.
Ryan Ohnesian snapped a car whose driver just couldn't with the snow today.
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.
Anybody cycling to work today please be careful. Invisible patches of ice everywhere, bike lanes/paths thinly salted.
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.
This past Sept. 6, Greg C. took an awesome photo of a lightning storm over the Great Blue Hill.
Kevin Connolly checks in:
When I bought this for $2 on eBay everyone laughed. Who's laughing now?