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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.

Weather

By - 2/9/17 - 12:51 pm

WBZ's Bill Shields was standing at Plymouth Rock around 12:30 p.m., after he had been forced to put on goggles because of the high winds. He began shuffling to show us something. "Jesus!" he exclaimed, as the wind almost knocked him over.

Meanwhile, down in Sandwich, WBZ's Beth Germano and NBC Boston's Susan Tran both struggled not to be swept out into the angry sea. Tran brought a large yellow scarf with her to hold aloft to prove that it was, in fact, windy. Dan Hausle, also on a beach in Sandwich, picked up some flotsam, or possibly jetsam.

WCVB's David Bienick was standing by at the Charlton rest stop on the turnpike, where he scooped out some snow with his hand before running after some guy getting in his car to ask him, in so many words, what kind of idiot he was. WCVB later showed us a viewer photo of a ruler stuck in the snow, followed by another viewer photo of a patio table covered by snow.

By - 2/9/17 - 11:46 am

WGBH News is livefacing (facelive-ing; splicejiving? Kids and their technology these days!) the Boston Yeti.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 am
Not much traffic on Tremont Streetin the South End this morning

Tremont Street was wide open at 8 a.m. as people heeded warnings and stayed home. Photo by Pilotblock.

MiMu captured a similar scene on the platform at Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line shortly after 9 a.m.: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 9:29 pm

And, of course, it wouldn't be a Boston snow day without a video by Tory Bullock: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 8:26 pm
Empty egg cases

Sophie went over to the Porter Square Shaw's tonight and now she wonders if New Englanders have never seen snow before. She stood in the "express" line: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 4:22 pm

It's been a while since we've been able to play Blizzard TV Bingo. But tomorrow could be a good day for it. What follows is a list of phrases and scenes you might see on the news tomorrow (generate a Bingo card based on the list). Anything missing? Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 6:30 am

A flurry of single and multiple-car, black ice accidents have closed roads throughout the Boston area. Read more

By - 2/7/17 - 3:12 pm

The National Weather Service is out with a winter-storm watch that starts 10 p.m. on Wednesday and says we could gt 8-12 inches. That got the French Toast Alert level cranked right up.

By - 2/5/17 - 11:22 pm

Mayor Walsh announced the Patriots victory parade will start at 11 a.m., which is just about when snow should be changing to rain from the storm the National Weather Service says should be smacking us right in the face on Tuesday.

A WINTRY MIX IS FORECAST WITH INITIAL SNOW DEVELOPING PRIOR TO DAYBREAK TUESDAY CHANGING TO RAIN ALONG THE COAST IN THE MORNING...

Remember how they delayed the 2015 parade by a day?

By - 2/4/17 - 10:27 pm

Oh, don't worry, we're not expected to get a Mega Killer Nor'easter or anything like that in the next week (just some snow and rain Tuesday into Wednesday), but unusual weather patterns in the northern hemisphere are causing angst at the local National Weather Service office.

By - 1/30/17 - 9:23 am
Fluffy clouds over Boston's Public Garden

Damaskin looked up as he waited to cross from the Public Garden this morning.

Mark Smith also looked up, in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/26/17 - 8:51 am

The newest Massachusetts drought map shows eastern Massachusetts is now in a "moderate" drought, down from the "severe" drought we were in just last week - and the "extreme" drought in September.

By - 1/23/17 - 10:48 pm
By - 1/19/17 - 4:21 pm

Along comes the National Weather Service to jolt us out of our whipped-cream-induced snooziness with news of an incoming nor'easter - and, yeah, they're saying it should be mainly rain on the coastal plain, but you never know with nor'easters: Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:44 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., Tatiana M.R. Johnson got to Stony Brook, took a look at the hordes on the Orange Line platform and issued the alarm:

hey folks just go home the orange line is a disaster

Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:51 pm
Sledding on a hill in Boston Common

Patrick McMahon spotted a sledder on Boston Common today.

Jessica Burko spotted a ton of sledders at Fallon Field in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/8/17 - 3:36 pm
Unshoveled sidewalk outside Spectra Energy site in West Roxbury

A roving UHub reporter noticed a new splash of green on the gate to Spectra Energy's new metering and regulating station at Grove and Washington streets in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.