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French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.

Weather

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.

By - 12/17/16 - 10:23 am
Geese in the snow in Hull

Neil the roving UHub photographer went for a stroll in Hingham this morning.

By - 12/16/16 - 10:24 am
Frosted window on the State House

Our own SwirlyGrrl spotted this window on one side of the Old State House this morning.

Meanwhile, Dr. Nasty Lady wonders: Read more.

By - 12/15/16 - 6:06 pm
Bundled up statues in Davis Square in Somerville

Mark Novak noticed somebody put some extra layers on statues in Davis Square tonight.

Meanwhile, in Boston, ABCD is collecting clothing and donations to help residents get through the winter. Donations can be made at any ABCD office, including the main one at 178 Tremont St. downtown.

By - 12/15/16 - 10:37 am

To sum up: BRRRRR:

WINDS THIS STRONG WILL RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE INCLUDING SOME WEAKENED TREES BEING KNOCKED DOWN. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE AND THIS IS PARTICULARLY CONCERNING GIVEN THE BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT. DRIVING WILL BE DIFFICULT IN OPEN AREAS AND ON BRIDGES.

By - 12/13/16 - 9:31 pm

Eric Fisher braces us for what could be record-setting "Chuck Norris level cold" Friday morning (not that Thursday will be that much better) - like maybe even sub-zero readings in some parts of southern New England (although he's looking at a few degrees above zero for Boston). Oh, but with wind chills down to -25 here.

By - 12/12/16 - 11:40 am
Dogs in Boston Common

A fed-up citizen files a complaint that some dog owners took advantage of the season's first real snowfall to let their beasts go in the Public Garden.

By - 12/12/16 - 9:41 am
By - 12/11/16 - 4:57 pm

The latest NWS hazardous-weather outlook for Suffolk County says we might get a couple inches overnight, but it should change to rain (at least on the coastal plain) by daybreak. And then the NWS subtly, in its uniquely subtle all-caps way, tries to get us ready for this:

AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION ON THURSDAY. THIS WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILLS OF 15 TO 25 BELOW ZERO LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. IN ADDITION...A PERIOD OF NORTHWEST WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING.

By - 12/5/16 - 8:42 am
Snow in Davis Square, Somerville

Mark Novak looked out his window in Davis Square around 8 a.m.

Up in Methuen, meanwhile, Nikluk got to watch some high-school drivers learn about what happens when snow falls on the roads: Read more.

By - 11/21/16 - 7:57 am
Snow in the South End

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to snow in the South End this morning. Read more.

By - 11/13/16 - 2:58 pm

Specifically, seeking suggestions of T-accessible spots besides than the pavilion on Long Wharf to observe the king tides tomorrow and Tuesday.

By - 11/6/16 - 4:24 pm
Weird cloud over Boston

Say, we don't always get oval clouds over Boston, like the one Tamas K-L spotted over Boston this afternoon:

Independence day or election day coming?

Read more.

By - 11/3/16 - 9:58 am

The weekly drought map is out and shows Boston is now in a "severe" drought, rather than an "extreme" one. The portion of Massachusetts still in "extreme" drought has shrunk as well.

BWSC rain totals show a monitoring station on Adams Street in Dorchester got nearly 6 inches of rain last month, more rain than the station saw in June, July, August and September combined.

By - 11/2/16 - 6:37 pm
Sunset over the Charles River in Cambridge

Jean Nagy took in the 70-degree sunset along the Charles River near MIT this evening.

By - 10/29/16 - 9:57 am
Rainbow over the Charles River

Melissa Sullivan enjoyed the rainbow over the Charles River this morning.

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 10/22/16 - 7:35 am

On Oct. 21, 1996, after nearly a foot of rain, the Muddy River overflowed its banks and poured into the Riverside Line tunnel into the T stop.

Today, the T is stocked with sandbags, which workers pile in front of the portal whenever it looks like the normally sedate Muddy River might overflow again. And the current work along the Muddy River is aimed in large part at preventing another flood like that one.