Lori Magno had no choice but to stop on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester Center due to a wind-driven pole this morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for tomorrow, starting at 6 a.m.:
MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING IS EXPECTED DURING THE WEDNESDAY MORNING HIGH TIDE CYCLE ACROSS MANY NORTH AND EAST FACING COASTLINES FROM BOSTON TO NANTUCKET
A storm right out of the Mutara Sector could be heading our way - or it could miss us entirely. But weatherpeople are concerned enough that we've raised
shields the French Toast Alert Level to Yellow/Elevated.
Regardless of where the storm winds up, though, it's going to have some major "bombogenesis" - a scary word that means a dramatic drop in pressure - as... Read more
JB Parrett walked along the Charles around 7 p.m.:
Nearly spring in Boston. Light at 7pm and a nearly ice-free Charles.
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.