When they do the weather, they're not actually standing in front of a weather map, but instead a green screen onto which the station projects the maps (they know where to point by looking at a monitor, which gave us the Pete Bouchard Incident). So if they wore green, they'd look like they have parts missing (whatever is covered by the green). Matt... Read more
Diamond Kartel captured the rainbow over Mattapan around 4:30 p.m.
Brad Kelly, meanwhile, noted a possible sign of spring: Whiskey Priest poking its head up above one of the snow piles along the South Boston waterfront.
All that melting snow means plenty of fog, as Neal Gaffey noticed looking towards the Custom House from City Hall this afternoon.
Roving UHub photographer Harry Forbes noticed a run on floss at his local Target today. He reports a nearby Stop & Shop was also largely bereft of floss.
Terry Eliasen at WBZ notes that tomorrow's storm involves the dreaded bombogenesis. Wha?
It is basically a fancy term for what happens to a storm when it undergoes a rapid drop in pressure in a very short amount of time. Essentially it goes from a relatively weak, regular old storm, to a monster, norâ€™easter-type system. I am sure most of you have seen... Read more
At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.
As of 2:45, there were three 39 buses dead on South Huntington Avenue by the VA Hospital - two due to a bit of crashiness. Police asked the dispatcher on that route to stop sending buses down South Huntington.
And with nowhere for them to turn around, E Line trolleys that normally would head that way are instead terminating at Brigham Circle.
Mike Silverman describes the snow in JP:
Organic cucumber slice-sized snowflakes falling in Jamaica Plain.
Melissa B. looked out her office window around 2 p.m.
Conditions are so bad on Bussey Street through the Arboretum that both police and fire have requested barriers to just shut the road entirely.
Only two cars crashed, but police report numerous other drivers are barely able to stay on the road and on nearby South Street, and firefighters report the road isn't safe even for them to drive on.
Melissa Jean captured this snowman in Inman Square.
Charlie MacSteven spotted the ultimate Masshole snow vehicle today on Comm. Ave. along BU. He counted 18 snowmen on the roof.