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By - 1/27/15 - 5:47 pm

Gov. Baker said he's lifting the eastern-Massachusetts driving ban at midnight, but Mayor Walsh said that doesn't mean everybody should go out and release their pent-up driving urges. He said he's keeping the ban on parking on key roads "until further notice:"

Boston is still in the middle of a winter storm of historic proportions. People should only be driving under emergency circumstances. We are

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By - 1/27/15 - 3:59 pm
A lot of snow in Brockton

This is what Cinzia Sonya saw when she opened a side door in her home in Brockton this afternoon.

By - 1/27/15 - 2:19 pm
Empty Harvard Avenue in Allston

WalkingBostonian shows us the mostly empty Harvard Avenue in Allston this afternoon.

By - 1/27/15 - 2:10 pm
Cross country skier on Highland Avenue in Somerville

Sarah Connors shows us Highland Avenue in Somerville this afternoon.

By - 1/27/15 - 12:36 pm

Gov. Baker, now clad in a more appropriate pullover, says the ban is being lifted in the western part of the state, except for the turnpike, but that those of us easta Worcester need to stay off the roads.

State Police report issuing several citations for people ignoring the ban, but add they have yet to have to arrest anybody.

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By - 1/27/15 - 11:53 am
Satellite view of the nor'easter of 2015

NOAA posted this photo of the blizzard over our heads around 1:45 this morning, taken by the Suomi-NPP satellite.

Here's the current view from the GOES East satellite.

NASA, meanwhile, posted this video of the storm coming together over the Atlantic before it crashed into New England:

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:00 am
Snowmobile in the Back Bay

Paula Tennyson looked out her window last night to see a snowmobile zipping around at Comm. Ave. and Mass. Ave.

By - 1/27/15 - 10:49 am
French toast

Stephen McCarthy forwarded a photo of his breakfast this morning. Too bad he doesn't deliver.

By - 1/27/15 - 10:39 am
Chihuahua in the snow

Paula Tennyson spotted a chihuahua with second thoughts. See way more photos, with more to come, of course.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:34 am
Do I haveta? <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulaTennyson/status/560067594485792768">Paula Tennyson</a>.
Wait, what? <a href="https://twitter.com/2015Snowst/status/559980907260809216">Boston Snowst 2015</a>.
Comm. Ave. in Allston. <a href="https://twitter.com/sznnmorse/status/560068991063166976">Suzanne Morse</a>.
These guys'll clean up. <a href="https://twitter.com/Garrywaldeck/status/560063491022024704">Gary Waldeck</a>.
Huntington Ave. <a href="https://twitter.com/Q_Catalana/status/560054227633192960">Sonia Q.</a>
Cavalry in Lower Roxbury at 7 a.m. <a href="https://twitter.com/zelenyoko/status/560052567389274112">Zelenyoko</a>.
Drifty. <a href="https://twitter.com/Peter_the_Gr8/status/560052835338174464">Mr. 309</a>.
Small dogs of Roslindale not pleased. <a href="https://twitter.com/jmecerretti/status/560070589436932096">Jamie Cerretti</a>.
No deliveries today. <a href="https://twitter.com/Shari_Weiner/status/560050247876247552">Shari W.</a>.
Brighton. <a href="https://twitter.com/Lecil/status/560048801093013504">Lecil</a>.
South Boston, 7:30 a.m. <a href="https://twitter.com/stevebikes/status/560053504526794753">SteveBikes</a>.
Lynn, 7 a.m. <a herf="https://twitter.com/jumpingjuli/status/560046863563644929">Juliet Parry</a>.
Where's the Pru? <a href="https://twitter.com/Q_Catalana/status/560044418909343744">Sonia Q.</a>
Ethereal convention center. <a href="https://twitter.com/hparker/status/559984423404593153">Heather Parker</a>.
Roslindale, 5:30 a.m. <a href="https://twitter.com/BPSNightmare/status/560033321460441088">Karen Kast-McBride</a>.
Romantic Southie snow walk. <a href="https://twitter.com/chipsy231/status/559963449326051329">Eileen Murphy</a>.
T workers worked through the night. <a href="https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/560083042824245248">MBTA</a>.
Brighton drifts. <a href="https://twitter.com/blakehuggins/status/560069662449598464/photo/1">Blake Huggins</a>.
Do I haveta? Paula Tennyson.
Do I haveta? <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulaTennyson/status/560067594485792768">Paula Tennyson</a>.
Wait, what? Boston Snowst 2015.
Wait, what? <a href="https://twitter.com/2015Snowst/status/559980907260809216">Boston Snowst 2015</a>.
Comm. Ave. in Allston. Suzanne Morse.
Comm. Ave. in Allston. <a href="https://twitter.com/sznnmorse/status/560068991063166976">Suzanne Morse</a>.
These guys'll clean up. Gary Waldeck.
These guys'll clean up. <a href="https://twitter.com/Garrywaldeck/status/560063491022024704">Gary Waldeck</a>.
Huntington Ave. Sonia Q.
Huntington Ave. <a href="https://twitter.com/Q_Catalana/status/560054227633192960">Sonia Q.</a>
Cavalry in Lower Roxbury at 7 a.m. Zelenyoko.
Cavalry in Lower Roxbury at 7 a.m. <a href="https://twitter.com/zelenyoko/status/560052567389274112">Zelenyoko</a>.
Drifty. Mr. 309.
Drifty. <a href="https://twitter.com/Peter_the_Gr8/status/560052835338174464">Mr. 309</a>.
Small dogs of Roslindale not pleased. Jamie Cerretti.
Small dogs of Roslindale not pleased. <a href="https://twitter.com/jmecerretti/status/560070589436932096">Jamie Cerretti</a>.
No deliveries today. Shari W..
No deliveries today. <a href="https://twitter.com/Shari_Weiner/status/560050247876247552">Shari W.</a>.
Brighton. Lecil.
Brighton. <a href="https://twitter.com/Lecil/status/560048801093013504">Lecil</a>.
South Boston, 7:30 a.m. SteveBikes.
South Boston, 7:30 a.m. <a href="https://twitter.com/stevebikes/status/560053504526794753">SteveBikes</a>.
Lynn, 7 a.m. Juliet Parry.
Lynn, 7 a.m. <a herf="https://twitter.com/jumpingjuli/status/560046863563644929">Juliet Parry</a>.
Where's the Pru? Sonia Q.
Where's the Pru? <a href="https://twitter.com/Q_Catalana/status/560044418909343744">Sonia Q.</a>
Ethereal convention center. Heather Parker.
Ethereal convention center. <a href="https://twitter.com/hparker/status/559984423404593153">Heather Parker</a>.
Roslindale, 5:30 a.m. Karen Kast-McBride.
Roslindale, 5:30 a.m. <a href="https://twitter.com/BPSNightmare/status/560033321460441088">Karen Kast-McBride</a>.
Romantic Southie snow walk. Eileen Murphy.
Romantic Southie snow walk. <a href="https://twitter.com/chipsy231/status/559963449326051329">Eileen Murphy</a>.
T workers worked through the night. MBTA.
T workers worked through the night. <a href="https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/560083042824245248">MBTA</a>.
Brighton drifts. Blake Huggins.
Brighton drifts. <a href="https://twitter.com/blakehuggins/status/560069662449598464/photo/1">Blake Huggins</a>.

First photos from the storm. Click on a thumbnail to see it larger below.

By - 1/27/15 - 9:19 am
SUV with rear opened in a blizzard

Ken Hudak reports this SUV was apparently left open like that all night - owner's fortunate, at least, that the winds were blowing the snow out as fast as they were blowing them in.

By - 1/26/15 - 2:30 pm
Empty milk shelves at Shaw's in Allston

Izzie in a Tizzy shows us the milk shelves at the Packard's Corner Shaw's (the water shelves are similarly denuded).

By - 1/26/15 - 10:38 am
NSF Center for Severe Weather Research truck in Cambridge
NSF truck

Nick Smith spotted this truck in Cambridge today. Closer inspection showed it's from the National Science Foundation's Center for Severe Weather Research.

More specifically, it's one of the center's Doppler on Wheels trucks:

The DOW radars made the first 3D maps of tornado winds and debris, the first maps of multiple vortex structure in tornadoes, the first maps of anticyclonic tornadoes; discovered hurricane

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By - 1/26/15 - 7:53 am

Blizzard TV bingo - Print out copies now so the whole family can play along (if you have suggestions for entries, add them as a comment here).

By - 1/26/15 - 6:55 am
Infrared satellite image of the Blizzard of 2015

Here's the latest satellite image (infrared light) from NOAA's GOES-East satellite, enhanced to show the worst of it.

By - 1/25/15 - 11:13 pm

Marissa Breton asks:

Just trying to plan ahead, where could someone go sledding hypothetically speaking in Boston proper?

By - 1/25/15 - 7:56 pm

Boston has readied the secret hiding places of vast amounts of snow in advance of the Blizzard of 2015, Mayor Walsh says.

Our City has been through blizzards before and I am confident we are prepared. Public Works has 700 pieces of equipment ready, over 35,000 tons of salt on hand and snow farms are being readied for anticipated removal operations. Once the storm begins,

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By - 1/25/15 - 3:37 pm
Line at Trader Joe's in Brookline

Trader Joe's in Coolidge Corner may be trying to fool us into thinking it's summer with that Red Sox banner the week before the Super Bowl, but it's no use - Louise Miller found long lines there this afternoon.

Meanwhile, up at the Chelsea Market Basket, Dan O'Brien found a store with check-out lines backing up into aisles - and not a single... Read more

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