Weather

By - 7/7/16 - 9:35 am
Drought map

Orange is "severe" drought; brown is "moderate" drought; yellow is "abnormally dry."

The United States Drought Monitor's latest Massachusetts map came out this morning - and it shows a "severe" or "moderate" drought across much of the state.

As of July 1, the Quabbin was at 90.1% of capacity.

Experts say one of the reasons for our current gypsy-moth explosion is that the dry weather over the past year or so has limited the growth of the fungus that normally consumes them.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:07 pm

Read up on possible changes in the scale for this coming winter (or hurricane season, if we have one).

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 6/29/16 - 7:04 pm
Rainstorm over the Harvard Bridge and the Charles River

Tamas K-L watched the storm over the Charles this afternoon.

By - 6/29/16 - 5:15 pm
Rainbow over West Roxbury High School

Around 4:40 p.m., from Millennium Park.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:34 am
Lightning over Boston

John McLachlan captured some of the lightning last night, looking northeast from the South End.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/7/16 - 9:06 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a lightning bolt hitting Boston during tonight's storm.

Further south, Seth Gitell reported shortly before 9 p.m.:

Trees down along Furnace Brook in Quincy. Apparent flash flooding. Dangerous. I'm parked safely at gas station.

By - 6/5/16 - 11:54 am
Morning mist along the Charles River

Chris Silverio went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge this morning.

Copyright Chris Silverio. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/16/16 - 1:02 pm

Boston Reddit reports on the demise of the statue of Ben Franklin in front of Old City Hall during yesterday's winds.

By - 4/11/16 - 5:50 pm

NOOOOO STOP NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TO END USING ALL CAPS IN REPORTS STOP CAN'T DEAL STOP SEND SMELLING SALTS STOP

ED. NOTE: AS A LONGTIME READER OF NWS BULLETINS, I KNEW THIS DAY WOULD COME, BUT STILL ...

By - 4/8/16 - 12:11 pm

Niobium shows us some of the hail that fell on Lexington around noon.

By - 4/7/16 - 5:54 pm

Erica Mattison videoed a Park Street platform today.

By - 4/5/16 - 9:48 am
Snowman at North Quincy

Meg spotted Fros-T waiting for the Red Line at North Quincy this morning.

By - 4/5/16 - 7:58 am
The Arnold Arboretum on a snow April morning

Arboretum snow globe. See it larger.

Mark Smith gazed at the Arnold Arboretum from under the South Street train bridge in Roslindale at first light this morning.

By - 4/4/16 - 8:13 pm
Flipped car

Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a car with New York plates rolled over on Beacon Street at Carlton in Brookline, shutting both the road and the Green Line, Nick Barber reports.

By - 4/4/16 - 5:10 pm

MassDOT is doing the exhortations. State Police agree: It's wicked slippery out there!

By - 4/4/16 - 4:55 pm
Roslindale snow shoveling in April

Jessica Burko captured a pair of hard-working snow shovelers in Roslindale this afternoon.