The mayor's office announced the ban on parking on snow-emergency routes ends at 5 p.m. And with the 48-hour space-saver rule, that means you can use your cones, chairs and broken Ikea shelving to save your shoveled-out street parking space until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
At high tide today, Neil looked out at his condo parking lot off Nantasket Avenue in Hull.
As the snow tally goes up, so will the tallies of the number of reporters and weather people the local TV stations will cram onto a single screen. Peter Wilson at Channel 25 provides this screen capture of an "11-box" today. But it's early. Last March, during a completely mundane storm, Channel 5 put 16 people on screen at once - and we've since heard Channel 7 at one point got up to 17.
The storm about to bombogenisize, as seen by the GOES-East satellite around 6 p.m.
The eggman got to the egg case at the Dedham Stop & Shop just in time, in this case around 4:30 p.m. The store was pretty crowded, as were the Star Market and Roche Bros. in West Roxbury.
Mayor Walsh just announced BPS schools will be closed due to the storm. City community centers, however, will be open. City Hall will also be open, but only staffed with emergency personnel. Read more.
City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) is promising $5 JP Licks gift certificates to Boston kids whose parents send him photos of them standing next to the fire hydrants they've dug out after tomorrow's bombocyclopocalypse - just like he's done after other snowstorms over the past few years.
UPDATE: Ye olde ed. got caught by a meme. The message isn't real.
The State Police's Dustin Fitch shows us the sign flashing a warning on the Southeast Expressway into town this morning.
The excitement in Harvey Leonard's voice last night set us on edge. And then we woke up today to the news that Jim Cantore is back in Boston, awaiting the Bomb Cyclone of 2018, and arriving just in time for the National Weather Service to issue both a blizzard warning and a coastal flood warning for much of the North and South shores and a winter-storm warning for the immediate Boston area.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko did a bit of early French-Toast buying at the Jackson Square Stop & Shop tonight and shows us the egg and milk cases.
Yesterday, the Washington Post declared the Sunday storm would "maul" New England. Today, Weather Underground says it will "pummel" us. We're beginning to feel woozy - somebody get us some smelling salts.
The Capital Weather Gang blares a warning: Intense coastal storm to maul New England on Sunday, swipe Mid-Atlantic.
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