Weather

By - 10/17/14 - 8:28 am
Fog over downtown Boston and the Charles River

Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.

By - 10/7/14 - 10:59 pm

The National Weather Service capitalizes the forecast for eastern Mass. for tomorrow morning: Big rainstorms plus:

THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY OF AN ISOLATED TORNADO.

Eric Fisher explains the weather setup.... Read more

By - 9/8/14 - 12:40 pm

Ipswich Police report:

Marguerite Tomany, age 61, of North Grosvenor Dale, Conn., died as a result of injuries suffered in the lightning strike. The second victim, a 69-year-old woman from Concord, Mass. remains in critical condition at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Both were in the water on Saturday when the first of three storms to hit Ipswich suddenly appeared, police say.... Read more

By - 9/6/14 - 9:11 pm
Lightning hits the Logan Airport control tower

Redsox223 watched lightning hit the Logan Airport control tower tonight (photo copyright Redsox223).

Dan Santry watched lightning strike from Winthrop:

Lightning over Winthrop

Stevil photographed a two-pronged lightning strike (copyright Stevil):

Lightning over Boston

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More storm photos, including lightning... Read more

By - 9/6/14 - 6:29 pm
Nearly empty City Hall Plaza in Boston

As increasingly dark clouds rapidly closed in on downtown late this afternoon, organizers called off the Boston Calling concerts for tonight. Jeremy Stanley photographed the scene.

Will reports:

They told us to shelter in a parking garage. I guess they dont want thousands of sweaty hipsters inside city hall.

Glenn Clabo watched the storm roll in over Spaulding Hospital:

By - 9/4/14 - 11:12 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the basic logic behind a state decision to fine National Grid and NStar for their responses to Hurricane Irene and a snowstorm two months later, but said state regulators were a bit too overzealous in the fines they levied.

The ruling by the state's highest court means National Grid has to pay a $17.8 million fine for failing to... Read more

By - 9/2/14 - 7:41 pm
Golden sunset along Commonwealth Avenue

Greg Hum captured the post-storm sun along Comm. Ave.

By - 9/2/14 - 4:51 pm
Rainbow in Kendall Square

Saul Blum captured the rainbow in Kendall Square around 4:40 p.m. No word if he found the leprechaun with gold at the end.

By - 9/2/14 - 4:40 pm
Rainstorm on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:

Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.

By - 8/31/14 - 8:34 pm

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m. Tornado warning canceled.

So take cover.

A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CENTRAL WORCESTER AND SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNT AT 822 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DA WAS LOCATED OVER SHREWSBURY...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS REPORTED NUMEROUS LARGE TRE TREES HAVE DOWN IN WORCESTER. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...

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By - 8/28/14 - 12:59 pm
Areas city has issues with federal flood map

One map showing where Boston thinks FEMA erred: Gray is for flood areas the city agrees with, blue areas the city thinks don't deserve the designation and red the areas the city thinks should be added.

Even as they are appealing roughly a third of the 1,500 acres the federal government wants to add to maps of areas likely to flood in a "100-year" event,... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 10:03 am

Boston is appealing a federal flood-plain decision that could mean dramatically higher insurance rates for thousands of Boston landowners.

In an appeal to FEMA yesterday, the city says 507 of the 1,585 acres the feds now say would flood in a "100-year storm" would not actually flood in that kind of storm.

Last year, FEMA released revised 100-year floodplain maps for eastern Massachusetts. Besides... Read more

By - 8/17/14 - 11:20 pm

Swissport International Ltd., which provides ground services at Logan Airport, has an ad on Craigslist for people looking for jobs de-icing airplanes in cold weather.

Headlined "Hardcore Gamer? We may have a job for you at Boson [sic] Logan Airport," the ad says de-icing airplanes requires the same skills as mastering a video game:

As a professional deicer, you will be deicing aircraft with

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By - 8/9/14 - 9:36 am

The state has released a map of evacuation zones for major hurricanes.

The map shows areas that could get whacked by worst-case storm surges - with the brownish areas those that would likely get flooded in Category 1 storms, yellow in Category 2 storms and green in Category 3 and 4 storms (you can also download more detailed community maps).

The best way

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By - 8/8/14 - 10:53 am
Rainbow in Allston

Phil captured the rainbow over Cambridge Street and the turnpike in Allston yesterday - from the same storm that gave us that giant cloud.

Copyright Phil. Posted in on Flickr.

Jed Hresko, meanwhile, spotted the rainbow downtown:

By - 8/8/14 - 12:29 am
Giant cloud over Boston

Around 6 p.m., lots of people looked up and spotted the gigantic, majestic cloud just sitting up there, reaching way up into the sky.

Eric spotted the cloud over the Zakim - and much of the rest of the area.

Other views of the cloud:

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By - 8/7/14 - 1:24 pm
Waltham hail

Paul Weiskel shows us a hailstone that fell around 1 p.m. today.

Bridie Johnson, meanwhile, videoed the hail falling on Everett Street in Allston during the storm.

By - 8/1/14 - 4:57 pm

Channel 5 report: "We're not sure if that belongs to that Dunkin' Donuts on that side or the one behind the Sunoco gas station."

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 7/28/14 - 8:01 pm
Clouds after the storm

Jared Villemaire photographed the interesting clouds over Beacon Hill late this afternoon after a morning of some pretty wild weather.

Rosalia, meanwhile, went for a walk on the Longfellow Bridge and couldn't help but notice the sunset underneath the cloud deck:

By - 7/28/14 - 7:25 pm

National Weather Service experts report that based on the evidence on the ground, the tornado that hit Revere this morning seemed to have had maximum winds of 120 m.p.h. and that it traveled two miles on the ground along Broadway.

The funnel, 3/8 of a mile wide, would be an EF2 on the 0-5 scale used to measure tornadoes.... Read more

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