Weather

By - 4/3/16 - 3:36 pm
Snowman in the Public Garden

Joel Pettigrew ran across this snowman and what's left of his companion this afternoon in the Public Garden. More snow is, of course, forecast for tomorrow.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:59 am
Snow on Talbot Avenue

Yeah, about that saying ... We're supposed to get more snow tomorrow.

In the meantime, though, Steve, at least, enjoyed the view down Talbot Avenue near Blue Hill Avenue around 6 a.m.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/3/16 - 8:58 am
Downed tree in the South End

Matthew M shows us this downed tree on W. Canton Street in the South End - kind of amazing how it fell right between two parked cars, reducing the damage it caused.

By - 4/1/16 - 8:01 am

No word yet if Jim Cantore is getting ready to fly back up to Plymouth to repeat his legendary thundersnow reporting from last year, but the National Weather Service is out with a very special weather statement for the weekend:

LATE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MORNING...A PERIOD OF SNOW IS LIKELY AND MAY BE HEAVY FOR A TIME ALONG WITH THE RISK OF THUNDERSNOW. WHILE A MAJOR SNOWSTORM IS NOT EXPECTED A FEW INCHES OF SNOWFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME MAY OCCUR AND IMPACT TRAVEL CONDITIONS.

And, yes, we could get "A PLOWABLE SNOWFALL" on Monday as well.

By - 3/31/16 - 5:40 pm

Emily Rooney reports wind has knocked stuff off the top of the First Baptist Church, 110 Commonwealth Avenue, some of which crashed into cars parked below. Police have the intersection taped off, awaiting the arrival of a building inspector.

By - 3/28/16 - 8:22 am
Woman walking on the street in the rain in old Boston

The info with this Leslie Jones photo doesn't say where or even exactly when it was taken, but it kind of feels like Boylston Street in the late 1930s or early 1940s, no?

From the BPL Leslie Jones collection. Posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 3/21/16 - 10:43 am

It's the third BPS snow day of the year, and, yes, it's time for Tory Bullock's third snow-day video: Read more.

By - 3/21/16 - 8:26 am
Snow in Boston

TCC reports:

In Boston, teaching preschoolers about Spring is confusing.

Kathleen O'Donnell woke up to spring with snow in the Public Garden: Read more.

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.