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By - 10/23/14 - 12:17 pm
Flooding at Oak Grove

JulesB captured the scene outside Oak Grove station early this morning.

By - 10/23/14 - 10:00 am
Beached boat on Wollaston Beach in Quincy

Trees weren't the only things the nor'easter winds were pushing around overnight. Josh Ormsby reports on his commute along Quincy Shore Drive this morning:

On my way to work I came upon this sad sight. Wind and waves had combined to drive these boats on to Wollaston Beach. Little damage was apparent and a couple of the owners were on hand to figure out what

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By - 10/23/14 - 8:31 am

Data compiled from citizen reports to the Mayor's Hotline and Citizen Connect for Oct 23-24. Click on a dot or scroll through the list under the map for details. Map may take a moment to come up.

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By - 10/23/14 - 6:20 am

Ed Baur reports several cars in the area of West 3 and Vale streets were flooded this morning. At least two were occupied:

Police cruiser stuck in the water on Vale St. Officer still in the cruiser water is up to the door and is coming in.

Female motorist stock in the water and water is coming in the vehicle.

Meanwhile, A.P. Blake... Read more

By - 10/22/14 - 10:28 pm
Big tree down on L Street in South Boston

UPDATE, 11 p.m.: Tree fell on Northeast Corridor tracks between Canton Junction and 128. Providence bound train just stopped.

Skatefitz snapped the tree that fell clear across L Street in South Boston tonight.

Dougie Fresh shows us his driveway in Everett (where, he adds, his car was not parked):

By - 10/22/14 - 7:18 pm
Tree down on Charles Street South

Charles Street South. Photo by Steven Larrabee.

And it's crashing trees all over the place. As of 7:10 p.m., Washington Street in Jamaica Plain is blocked in both directions by a tree that came down near Montebello. Memorial Drive near Harvard Square is also down to no lanes thanks to a downed tree.

And people in Smart Cars, Fiats and other tiny little boxes might want to think twice before heading out.... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 6:38 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for the immediate coastline (and all of Boston) and a freeze warning for the rest of the area overnight.

Then, on Tuesday, we could get hit with what NECN's Matt Noyes is calling a prolonged nor'easter that could last until Friday. No snow out of it, at least.... Read more

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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