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By - 3/20/16 - 6:11 pm

From Hyde Park to Charlestown, kids break out in grins; parents groan.

Officials say it's not the amount of snow, but the timing:

An important factor in this decision is the timing of the snowstorm, with several inches of snow expected to fall during the morning commute. Because safety is the top priority of Boston Public Schools, Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Chang made the decision to close school on Monday.

Boston's community centers will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bad news, BPS administrative workers: You still have to go in.

By - 3/20/16 - 6:01 pm
Chairs by the side of the road in Allston

Chistopher the roaming UHub photographer spotted these space savers at the ready at Armington and Islington streets in Allston this afternoon.

By - 3/20/16 - 7:18 am
Possible snow totals in Boston area

Um, what? From the NWS.

We go to sleep Saturday night after disappointing the kidlet with the news there might not be any snow at all and wake up Sunday morning to find, oh, we've got ourselves a winter-storm warning, the computer models have changed again and now we could get up to 7 inches of snow. And heavy, wet snow, the kind that sticks to power lines and tree limbs and makes the electricity go off. Gah! So get that snow shovel out of the shed and rush out to your nearest food mart to get all the essentials.

By - 3/18/16 - 5:41 pm
Rainbow over Boston Harbor

Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.

More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):

By - 3/17/16 - 10:32 pm

UPDATE: Ayup, we're getting snow from this "significant" storm; seems the only question now is how much.

The National Weather Service says it's still too early to give a good estimate on snowfall totals or whether the whole thing just turns to rain, but they're mentioning the dreaded 40/70 benchmark, inside of which every good nor'easter barges into us, and Channel 4 is talking about heavy, wet snow, so we really had little choice but to raise French Toast Alert to Elevated.

By - 3/17/16 - 7:40 pm
Sunset over Roslindale

Chamomile Tea took in the sunset over Roslindale Square this evening. More sunset and rainbow photos.

By - 3/17/16 - 5:15 pm
Rainbow over Boston area

Jan spotted a rainbow shortly before 5 p.m. from the 49th floor of the Hancock building.

By - 3/17/16 - 5:07 pm

Brian D'Amico reports bursts of wind shortly before 5 p.m. helped capsize a number of sailboats near the Mass. Ave. Bridge. All the dunked people were fished out of the river by first responders.

By - 3/9/16 - 5:13 pm
People on a dock in the Charles River in Boston

Johnmcboston shows us all the people enjoying the warm weather on a dock in the Charles River today.

Compare to what people were doing in Roslindale on March 9, 2015.

By - 3/9/16 - 1:48 pm
Now open for winter in Kendall Square

David Weininger spotted this sign outside MexiCali Burrito in Kendall Square today.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:57 am
ominous cloud over Boston

Michele Connors looks at the Back Bay from the other side of the Charles this morning.

Nancy O'Connor watched the cloud move in over Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By - 2/25/16 - 6:17 am

NECN reports. At 3:11 a.m., Patrick tweeted from the Back Bay:

Wow! I thought a plane crashed just now. Just thunder.

By - 2/22/16 - 8:38 am
Protesting winter in Boston

Bcole took in a protest against winter outside South Station this morning.

By - 2/16/16 - 7:54 am

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for eastern Massachusetts between 1 and 10 p.m. - with gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. possible:

STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...WHEN A BAND OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS CROSSES THE REGION.

By - 2/15/16 - 4:25 pm

It's been another busy day for firefighters as pipes across Boston freeze, burst and then pour water all over the place.

Elainy Mata shows us the scene at 73 Tremont St., where a pipe over a Citizens Bank ATM gave way this afternoon: Read more.

By - 2/14/16 - 4:14 pm
Water flowing from CVS at Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street

Water flowing from CVS at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street. Photo by Sean Owen.

Boston firefighters and ISD inspectors are busy this afternoon responding to buildings where water in pipes froze and burst the pipes, leading to floods of water.

Among the buildings affected: Boston College's Conte Forum, right in the middle of a basketball game, where a sprinkler pipe gave way. Firefighters and BC maintenance workers were able to shut the water without requiring any evacuations. Read more.

By - 2/14/16 - 10:08 am
Thermometer reads -9 in East Boston

Jim Correale went out around 7:30 a.m. to document the cold in East Boston so you wouldn't have to.

By - 2/14/16 - 9:58 am
Sea smoke over Boston Harbor

When subzero air meets still liquid water, the result is "sea smoke," as our own Cybah shows us with this view of Boston Harbor this morning.

Eric Ballard videoed the sea smoke in action: Read more.

By - 2/14/16 - 9:41 am

MBTA trains are no different than us - they don't like going out in subzero temps, either. At one point this morning, the T announced "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to "multiple disabled trains." Read more.