French Toast Alert Level: Guarded. Explanation.


By - 3/1/18 - 10:52 pm
Storm at 7 p.m.

The impending nor'easter. Source.

Jim Cantore reports he'll be nor'easter reporting from Scituate starting at 6 a.m. tomorrow.

By - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 1:26 pm
Sandbags at Aquarium stop

The T is already bracing at Aquarium, which flooded in January. Photo by Jocelyn.

With evacuation requests already issued north and south of the city, the National Weather Service is warning that Boston Harbor could see its highest recorded tides ever Friday or Saturday: Read more.

By - 2/28/18 - 11:27 pm
Impending storm

That big gray curve in this photo taken around 8 p.m. will form into a nor'easter out over the Atlantic and pound us starting Thursday night.

GOES image via Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere.

By - 2/28/18 - 11:48 am
Orange French-Toast alert

Channel 4's Eric Fisher looked at the latest data and maps this morning and concluded there's no good news about the storm, which could last Thursday night into Saturday:

Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 5:09 pm
Pigeon sheltering from the snow in Downtown Crossing

As the snow began to fall on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, a pigeon found a place to ride out the storm.

On the other side of the Shawmut Peninsula, some sailors were not as eager to get in from the snow: Read more.

By - 2/21/18 - 2:11 pm

For February, of course, that's normal, and that's why the French Toast Alert has been upped a notch. It's the 70-degree temps we had yesterday and have today that are, no, not in the least surprising or alarming or anything.

By - 2/20/18 - 2:09 pm
Warm day in South Boston means open windows

Eileen Murphy noticed the firefighters had opened the garage doors and most of the windows at her neighborhood firehouse in South Boston today.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:15 pm
Jamaica Plain space saver

Spiff marveled at the amount of work that must've gone into clearing this space on Boylston Street in Jamaica Plain this morning.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:00 pm
Snow on Beacon Hill

Damaskin got up early enough to enjoy the snow on Beacon Hill. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 1:56 pm

How will Steve Cooper at Channel 7 respond? Can Channel 4 and 5 get back in the battle? Tune in tonight.

By - 2/7/18 - 12:35 pm
Charles River in the snow

Owen peered into the abyss from the Cambridge side of the Charles River shortly after noon.

By - 2/7/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Our own Cybah took in the pre-storm sunrise from Long Wharf this morning.

He had some fellow early risers: Read more.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:24 am

"Chronicle" on Channel 5 tonight will feature a 40th-anniversary look at the Blizzard of '78. Ye humble French Toast scrivener may be on, not to reminisce about his epic battle of survival during the blizzard, but about French Toast. And maybe space savers. Starts at 7:30 p.m.

By - 1/30/18 - 10:04 am

Alex E. Weaver reports from Charlestown:

Levy break in Charlestown. Never seen the water this high.

By - 1/30/18 - 9:13 am
Flooded Morrisse Boulevard

Ndorb managed to avoid being washed out to sea on Dorchester's Morrissey Boulevard, reports it's now closed, at least heading south, due to the usual flooding. It'll probably be closed for awhile, what with the storm and the impending high tides from the superdupermoon.

By - 1/30/18 - 9:02 am
Snow in Chinatown

Rick Macomber walked around Chinatown at the start of the storm last night.

By - 1/27/18 - 11:03 am

The Winter that Never Ended kicked into high gear three years ago today:

HERE WE GO - the storm begins to hit (More coverage of the first blizzard).

By - 1/17/18 - 9:27 am

And is that what started us down the road to French Toast? Sean Barnacoat at WBZ found this clip in the station archives: