AT THIS POINT...IT LOOKS LIKE A PERIOD OF SNOW THEN CHANGING TO RAIN. PERHAPS THIS WILL GET BOSTON THE 2 INCHES IT NEEDS TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR SNOWIEST WINTER. IT WILL BE A CLOSE CALL THOUGH. IN ADDITION...THERE ARE 4 TO...Read more
K.A. ran across an air conditioner being used as a space saver on Beacon Hill this morning, wonders whether the owner just gave up on the idea of it ever getting warm enough again to need it for its original purpose.
Katia, meanwhile, discovered a microwave slowly emerging on the sidewalk as a Beacon Hill glacier retreats:
Looks like last night's snow/sleet/rain was the last straw for Boston buildings. We've had a partial roof collapse on Columbia Point and a complete building collapse in Readville. And now this: Cars are being flattened by killer death ice. Kristin MacDougall forwarded this photo of a car flattened like a pancake by snow that fell off a building on 3rd Avenue in...Read more
This is an excerpt from the National Weather Service's 1:15 a.m. forecaster's discussion for today's weather:
THE EVENT DOES TAKE PLACE MAINLY FROM SUNDAY EVENING INTO THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON MONDAY DURING WHICH TIME THERE IS NOT MUCH TRAFFIC ON THE ROAD. IS THIS A HIGH IMPACT EVENT THAT WARRANTS WARNINGS? A QUESTION TO STRUGGLE WITH AS WARNINGS ARE NECESSARY WHEN WE ARE...Read more
Beyond some plowing in the main parking lot, the city has left the upper level of Millennium Park untouched, leading to vast expanses of white. You can see where the more intrepid few have fallen through the snow as they try to walk over the path - except for the one prepared person who shushed around on snow shoes.
A roving UHub photographer who happened to be at the 88 Wharf building in Milton this afternoon watched a couple of guys settle in on the Dorchester side of the Neponset River for some ice fishing.Read more
Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.
Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:
I am seeing this all over Boston. This one I happened to see on Linden Street in Brookline. It is the epitome of laziness. I always thought dog owners would be a bit more responsible. Some poor soul is going to have to clean this up. Also, I was sledding with my two kids at the sugarbowl near Jamaica Pond day after last storm. A...Read more
DPW workers will begin removing parking space savers as part of regular trash pickup starting on Monday, the mayor's office announced today.
Mayor Walsh asked residents who have their space savers removed to not simply go into Lord of the Flies mode:
If you spend hours digging out your parking space, you should have access to that space for a reasonable time period. Iâ€™m...Read more