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.
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.
John Gage shows us the front of his local Lowe's today.
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.
Tim Walsh captured some of the lightning over Boston Harbor during the afternoon storm.
Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.
Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.
Robin Kirkpatrick snapped the newly snapped tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square after the storm.
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.
Gang, gang, the hail's all here.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Boston area at 3:50 p.m.:
AT 349 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LITTLETON TO FRAMINGHAM TO NEAR NORTHBRIDGE...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.
Stefani Vieira snapped this photo around 1:20 p.m.
JB Parrett watched the evening storm roll in over the Back Bay.
From Harvard and Brandeis to landlords in downtown Boston, people are being asked to turn off lights and close blinds to help conserve energy so that the operator of the regional power grid doesn't have to take more extreme measures to help its electrical grid deal with all the added demand from air conditioners.
Updated to correct source of the request - ISO New England, not Eversource. Thanks, cybah!