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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.

Snow

By - 1/10/17 - 11:05 pm

The City Council tomorrow considers an ordinance proposed by Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) that would exempt homeowners over 60 or who have disabilities from having to shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm. Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:51 pm
Sledding on a hill in Boston Common

Patrick McMahon spotted a sledder on Boston Common today.

Jessica Burko spotted a ton of sledders at Fallon Field in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:36 pm
Unshoveled sidewalk outside Spectra Energy site in West Roxbury

A roving UHub reporter noticed a new splash of green on the gate to Spectra Energy's new metering and regulating station at Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 1:55 pm

City Councilor Matt O'Malley (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury) exhorts the young'uns:

Attn kids of Boston: Shovel out a fire hydrant & have your parents post a before/after pic. I'll send you a $5 gift certificate to @jplicks.

It's starting to work: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 11:47 pm
Glowing-eyed snowman in Somerville's Davis Square

Mark Novak convinced him to pose for a photo tonight.

By - 1/7/17 - 7:00 pm

Channel 7's Steve Cooper was out trudging in the snow in Sandwich with his wind-gauging garbage bag and polychromatic goggles, and various other reporters stuck rulers in snow mounds and dusted snow off benches and talked to plow operators, but, well, ho hum, we've seen it all before. It took newcomer Perry Russom at NBC Boston, fresh off stints at stations in Binghamton and Providence, to show us there's still new tricks in snow coverage, specifically, a bowling ball: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 6:21 pm

UPDATE: NBC Boston reports the person died.

Happened shortly before 6 p.m. at Hillside and Sunset streets. The homicide and accident-reconstruction units were called in due to the severity of her injuries. First responders had some trouble getting to the scene due to the slippery roads.

By - 1/7/17 - 5:41 pm
Walking dog on Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay

Tamas K-L wasn't the only one out on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall today.

Michele B watched an intrepid kid ski down New Haven Street in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 1/7/17 - 3:30 pm

From three years ago, but still relevant.

By - 1/7/17 - 1:39 pm
South Station and Dewey Square in the snow

Joe Pesaturo gives us the bird's eye view of South Station and Dewey Square on a snowy Saturday.

By - 1/7/17 - 11:14 am
Market Basket lines in Brockton

Still plenty of Pringles at the Brockton Market Basket. Photo by Jim Corbo.

UPDATE, 12:35 p.m.: 60-minute wait to check out at the Chestnut Hill Star Market.

From the Big Y in North Quincy to the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury and the Stop & Shop in Dedham, area supermarkets are jammed with residents realizing they need milk, eggs and bread.

Also, getting word from Jenny M. that while the Brighton Whole Foods has plenty of milk and bread, they are OUT OF BANANAS! Read more.

By - 1/6/17 - 2:55 pm

UPDATE, 5 p.m. 4-8? Try 6-10, Harv now says.

The NWS has a winter-storm warning going into effect at 7 a.m. You bet the French Toast Alert level is Elevated.

By - 1/6/17 - 8:01 am
Snow in Boston's South End

Michael Ratty strolled through the snow in the South End's Union Park this morning.

By - 12/30/16 - 3:52 pm
Snow squall over Cambridge

Tamas K-L watched the snow squall move over Cambridge around 2 p.m.

Tenar reports:

TFW driving on Rte 95 & there's a snow squall btw Rte 1 & Highland Ave with bright& sunny skies on either side.

By - 12/29/16 - 10:42 pm

There's jumping the gun and then there's shooting yourself in the foot with it. Last night, I posted this submission as an example of your basic Boston snow space saver. In fact, as folks point out in the comments, the cones were there before the snow to warn people away from a plate covering some utility work.

By - 12/29/16 - 8:57 pm

OK, maybe not quite that dramatic, but how can you write "thundersnow" without an exclamation point? And despite the presence of some thundersnow truthers out there, here's some video from Hyde Park from shortly after 8 p.m. (the action starts at 0:22): Read more.

By - 12/26/16 - 12:33 pm

The National Weather Service says a nor'easter is looking increasingly likely for Thursday, and while they add it will likely mean "mainly rain along the coastal plain," you know how those nor'easters can get, so the French Toast Alert level has just been raised to Guarded.

By - 12/25/16 - 1:48 pm

Deep in Stony Brook Reservation is a lost valley where it always snows on Christmas Eve, or, at least, it did yesterday.

By - 12/17/16 - 2:44 pm
Space saver on Everett Street in East Boston

No points added to the score for creativity for this Everett Street spot, but the judges awarded bonus points for throwing down a chair and a bucket in a space that wasn't fully cleared, as Christopher shows us.

By - 12/17/16 - 12:09 pm
Bike on Tremont Street in the South End

Kathleen O'Donnell paused to admire the scene outside Sault New England on Tremont Street in the South End this morning.