Weather

By - 3/30/14 - 11:51 am
Flooding on Rte. 18 in New Bedford

Ric Duarte shows us Rte. 18 in New Bedford, suggests, "Umm ... better stay away!"

That's what happens when close to 4 inches of rain falls. The rain wasn't quite as intense up our way, but Eastie Strong shows what it did to Memorial Drive at the MicroCenter/Trader Joe's entrance:

By - 3/26/14 - 8:59 am
Downed light pole on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester.

Lori Magno had no choice but to stop on Mystic Valley Parkway in Winchester Center due to a wind-driven pole this morning.

By - 3/25/14 - 4:32 pm

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

Oh, and leave that umbrella at home, unless you're really tired of it - the NWS has also issued a wind advisory:... Read more

By - 3/23/14 - 1:13 pm

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

By - 3/18/14 - 8:34 pm
Sunset on the Charles

JB Parrett walked along the Charles around 7 p.m.:

Nearly spring in Boston. Light at 7pm and a nearly ice-free Charles.

By - 3/17/14 - 8:44 am

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

By - 3/15/14 - 6:59 pm
Mattapan rainbow

Diamond Kartel captured the rainbow over Mattapan around 4:30 p.m.

By - 3/9/14 - 6:03 pm
Ice buildup on the Charles River

John McLachlan walked along the Charles yesterday, noted the puddling caused by warming temperatures, but also the unusual ice floes pushed up onto shore. The river today.

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.

By - 2/21/14 - 4:26 pm
Downtown Boston in the fog

All that melting snow means plenty of fog, as Neal Gaffey noticed looking towards the Custom House from City Hall this afternoon.

By - 2/17/14 - 9:52 am
Snow in Haverhill

Todd Prussman noticed some interesting shadows in the snow at Winnekenni Park in Haverhill yesterday.

Copyright Todd Prussman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/15/14 - 3:51 pm
Jamaica Pond at the start of the storm

Rachel visited Jamaica Pond around 3:30 p.m.

By - 2/15/14 - 3:27 pm
Where's all the floss?

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.

By - 2/14/14 - 3:56 pm

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, nor’easter-type system. I am sure most of you have seen

... Read more
By - 2/13/14 - 3:42 pm
Marty's open in the storm

At the height of the storm this afternoon, Marty's Fine Wines in Newtonville felt compelled to post this sign.

By - 2/13/14 - 2:50 pm
Stuck buses on South Huntington Avenue

Two stuck buses. Photo by Gordon Hallett.

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.

By - 2/13/14 - 2:23 pm

Mike Silverman describes the snow in JP:

Organic cucumber slice-sized snowflakes falling in Jamaica Plain.

By - 2/13/14 - 1:55 pm
Toddler as space saver

A concerned citizen reports from E. 3 Street in South Boston:

Toddler left as space saver. Oh my!

H/t Dan Adams.

By - 2/13/14 - 1:41 pm

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.

By - 2/10/14 - 12:34 pm
Blankets for the homeless in Boston

Jared May noticed a bench full of blankets near Faneuil Hall today.

UPDATE: Blanket bundler revealed.

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