By - 9/9/15 - 10:40 pm

The Boston Public Works Department plans to receive a 3,000-ton shipment of salt tomorrow morning at its Frontage Road storage area as it begins to build up its salt stockpiles in preparation for the W word.

Plow blades headed our way.

By - 9/7/15 - 6:50 pm
Snow-plow blades heading to Massachusetts

Ari Ofsevit spotted this truck in New Hampshire heading south today.

By - 8/29/15 - 11:04 am
Shovels at Home Depot in West Roxbury

Robert Orthman was forced to deal with this sight at the West Roxbury Home Depot this morning.

By - 8/25/15 - 3:41 pm

Or it could just fizzle away, but forecasters are keeping their eye on newly formed Erika as a possible East Coast threat.

By - 8/21/15 - 3:46 pm
clouds over what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills

Erica Mattison watched some clouds that obviously mean business roll over what used to be the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills around 3:40 p.m.

By - 8/21/15 - 9:14 am
Fog over Boston Harbor

Paul Nutting looked out his window at Boston Harbor around 8 a.m.

Daniel Sullivan had a closer view: Read more.

By - 8/18/15 - 4:14 pm
Bright road in Dedham, dark skies over Boston

We came out of the Halfway Cafe on Washington Street in Dedham around 3:05 p.m. to the sound of thunder - even though it was still sunny overhead. But when we looked north, into Boston, we saw the city covered by an ominous cloud.

By - 8/17/15 - 6:22 pm
Hammock at M Street Beach in South Boston

Eileen Murphy spotted somebody cocooned in a hammock at the M Street beach in South Boston today.

Gwen Betts, meanwhile, took a moment out from reading a book to give us a foot's eye view from the Greenway hammock she's in this afternoon: Read more.

By - 8/17/15 - 5:08 pm

Lulu522 forwards a copy of the photo she took from her 36th floor perch in downtown Boston as one of those storms rolled into Boston on Saturday.

By - 8/15/15 - 8:32 pm
Stormburst over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:06 pm

The Herald's Mark Garfinkel spent a good part of Tuesday chasing the four storms we had in the hopes of getting some good lightning shots. He succeeded - posts some photos and an explanation of how he did it.

Also see:
It was so windy even the lightning was blowing sideways.
We have a hailstone winner.
Oh, hail no!

By - 8/4/15 - 8:45 pm
Sun rays after hail storm over Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.

Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:46 pm
Cracked tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

Robin Kirkpatrick snapped the newly snapped tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square after the storm.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:36 pm
Large hailstone in Jamaica Plain

Michael Halle shows off the big-ass hailstone that fortunately did not fall on him in Jamaica Plain, because that would have left a mark.

Also see:
Gang, gang, the hail's all here.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:08 pm
Tree down at Centre and Lagrange in West Roxbury

Angela Wang shows us the tree that came down on Centre at Lagrange, making a mess of traffic in the area. Trees or large pieces of them also came down on the VFW Parkway and on Manthorne Road at Schirmer. Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 4:49 pm