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Weather

By - 8/6/16 - 6:01 pm
Clouds over Boston

John Gage kept his eye to the sky shortly before 6 p.m. today.

By - 8/3/16 - 9:55 am

Newscast Studio reports NBC is buying a big-ass weather truck that could run right over Channel 4's Mobile AccuWeather van and not even notice, as it gears up to launch NBC Boston on some New Hampshire UHF channel - and no doubt a low number on local Comcast systems. Read more.

By - 7/28/16 - 11:02 am
Massachusetts drought map

The latest Massachusetts drought map, released this morning, has extended the Massachusetts "severe drought" zone to include the city of Boston. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 9:35 am
Jumping into the Charles River on Sunday

Nicozar watched as a couple guys pulled a Weld yesterday afternoon. On Friday evening, meanwhile, Gary the roving UHub photographer spotted this sign outside a church in Allston: Read more.

By - 7/23/16 - 9:39 pm
Sunset over Boston Harbor

Jocelyn watched the sun go down over Boston tonight.

Melissa, meanwhile, drove into the sunset in Cambridge: Read more.

By - 7/23/16 - 8:25 pm
Tree down on Massachusetts Avenue near Harvard Square

Harvard Cycling spotted this downed tree on Mass. Ave. near Harvard Law School.

Ben Henry looked out his window at a tree down on West Springfield Street in the South End: Read more.

By - 7/23/16 - 6:49 pm
Storm moving in over Boston

It looked like a killer death storm was about to swallow up Boston late this afternoon. That John Gage was able to post this photo strongly suggests it didn't.

It did, however, get pretty intense in places such as Chelsea and Melrose: Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:42 pm
Lightning south of Roslindale

Ed Grzyb watched lightning strike south of Roslindale around 9 p.m. in a storm that proved not to be a repeat of Monday's tree destroyer.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:05 pm
Firefighters deal with downed tree limb on Custer Street, Jamaica Plain

Firefighters get downed tree out of road on Custer Street, JP. Photo by Lisa Schorr Kaplan.

Boom! That was some storm. Scattered outages in other areas in the city as well. Multiple trees came down on Maybrook Street in Dorchester.

Robin reports this tree came down at an entrance to Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, effectively trapping two people in a car in the cemetery: Read more.

By - 7/15/16 - 10:52 am
Sunset over Porter Square in Cambridge

Stephen Bronstein couldn't help but watch the sunset over Porter Square last night.

By - 7/7/16 - 7:18 pm
Pink umbrella at Castle Island

Around noontime today, a fog came in from the outer harbor, blanketing the islands near Castle Island and Dorchester Bay in gray and even giving a hint of a chill along with water.

By - 7/7/16 - 9:35 am
Drought map

Orange is "severe" drought; brown is "moderate" drought; yellow is "abnormally dry."

The United States Drought Monitor's latest Massachusetts map came out this morning - and it shows a "severe" or "moderate" drought across much of the state.

As of July 1, the Quabbin was at 90.1% of capacity.

Experts say one of the reasons for our current gypsy-moth explosion is that the dry weather over the past year or so has limited the growth of the fungus that normally consumes them.

By - 7/6/16 - 10:07 pm

Read up on possible changes in the scale for this coming winter (or hurricane season, if we have one).

By - 7/6/16 - 10:19 am
JFK Library in the fog on Dorchester Bay

Eileen Murphy walked along Carson Beach in the fog yesterday.

By - 6/29/16 - 7:04 pm
Rainstorm over the Harvard Bridge and the Charles River

Tamas K-L watched the storm over the Charles this afternoon.

By - 6/29/16 - 5:15 pm
Rainbow over West Roxbury High School

Around 4:40 p.m., from Millennium Park.

By - 6/18/16 - 10:34 am
Lightning over Boston

John McLachlan captured some of the lightning last night, looking northeast from the South End.

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

By - 6/7/16 - 9:06 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a lightning bolt hitting Boston during tonight's storm.

Further south, Seth Gitell reported shortly before 9 p.m.:

Trees down along Furnace Brook in Quincy. Apparent flash flooding. Dangerous. I'm parked safely at gas station.

By - 6/5/16 - 11:54 am
Morning mist along the Charles River

Chris Silverio went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge this morning.

Copyright Chris Silverio. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 5/16/16 - 1:02 pm

Boston Reddit reports on the demise of the statue of Ben Franklin in front of Old City Hall during yesterday's winds.