Weather

By - 2/11/16 - 8:11 am

Wicked cold. Or as a National Weather Service forecaster opines:

VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ATTEMPT TO MELT THE WARM HEARTS OF VALENTINES DAY. ...

AMBIENT TEMPERATURES ALONE WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW 0F...BUT COMBINED WITH THIS 20-30 MPH BREEZE...SUSPECT 15-25 BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:31 am
Yaz in the snow

Steve captured Yaz in the snow early this morning. Truck Day is, of course, tomorrow.

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

By - 2/8/16 - 8:02 pm

Nothing new, but still dramatic when the harbor begins moving onto the wharves of downtown.

By - 2/8/16 - 6:10 pm

Chris reports that after seeing this guy on Harrison Avenue in the South End, he didn't feel as bad about his own commute.

By - 2/8/16 - 11:30 am
Tenean Beach under water

Tenean Beach? Where's that? MPS shows us it's completely underwater this morning.

Morrissey Boulevard is, as you might expect, closed due to flooding.

By - 2/8/16 - 10:51 am

A City Council committee is scheduled to consider exempting elderly and disabled homeowners from the requirement to shovel their sidewalks at a hearing Tuesday morning.

Councilor Michael Flaherty's Council on Government Operations starts its hearing at 10 a.m. in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.

Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) proposed the measure due to the health risks associated with snow shoveling.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:46 am

BPS really needs to have Tory Bullock do their snow-cancellation calls: Read more.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:00 am
Satellite image of the snowstorm hitting Boston

This is what the storm hitting us today looks like from the GOES satellite. The movie (MP4) version of the storm forming is pretty impressive.

By - 2/7/16 - 2:21 pm
Dogs running in the snow in Peters Park in Boston's South End

John McLachlan photographed the photographer - and two dogs - at the South End's Peters Park the other day.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/7/16 - 9:44 am
Forest Hills Cemetery in the snow

Forest Hills Cemetery Saturday morning. Photo by Susan Stange. See it larger.

UPDATE: Make that a winter-storm warning and up to a foot.

The NWS says a winter-storm watch goes into effect at 7 a.m. on Monday and advises:

ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY TRAVEL PLANS.

WCVB adds:

The storm system set to arrive Monday is going to pack a huge punch, with areas around Boston and Cape Cod expected to get the most snow.

By - 2/6/16 - 1:38 pm
Stupid space savers in Brighton

You may recall how, on Thursday, the city announced there was no snow emergency and don't even think of putting out space savers (then repeated the message as the snow began to fall yesterday), let alone for the post-emergency 48 hours.

And yet, when some concerned citizen reported these two space savers on Colborne Road in Brighton (and not even shoveled out, for Chrissakes), the city replied: Read more.

By - 2/6/16 - 10:52 am
West Roxbury covered in snow

Daniel Guzman is enjoying the morning in West Roxbury.

Alyssa Frey, however, reports she's nervous about all those branches hanging on wires as she drives around West Roxbury and South Brookline.

By - 2/6/16 - 12:28 am
Seven Hills Park after the snowstorm

Ron Newman went for a walk in Seven Hills Park behind Davis Square in Somerville around 5 p.m.

Earlier in the day, Adam Castiglioni went for a walk in what, at least for a while, was the Rose Kennedy Whiteway: Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 6:03 pm
Boston skyline after snowstorm

Mark Pijanowski marveled at the sunset around 4:56 p.m. today.

By - 2/5/16 - 2:59 pm
Space-saving toilet in East Boston

S. Starr witnessed this space-saving toilet placed on Trenton Street before the snow really started this morning.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:56 pm
Big tree limb on top of mini-van in Brighton

Kelly Packard shows us the large tree limb that came down on a mini-van and across part of Commonwealth Avenue at Leamington in Brighton.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:51 pm
Pipe work on Charles Street in Boston

For the past few days, workers have been doing something with a large pipe under Charles Street and into the Public Garden. Manish Sinha gives us a view of the work in the snow today.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:31 pm
Pink flamingos in the snow

Rogue Statistician reports:

Local fauna appear to be weathering the storm well near Sullivan Square.

By - 2/5/16 - 10:22 am

Tory Bullock sums up the feelings of many BPS students - and staffers: Read more.