Weather

By - 3/14/17 - 3:54 pm
Tree falls in Newton

Jerry David reports this tree behind his Newton home cracked in half and fell - somehow coming down in the narrow space between two garages.

By - 3/14/17 - 3:19 pm

Mayor Walsh says he'd rather err on the side of caution. All other city departments will be open.

The city snow emergency ends at 7 a.m. tomorrow, which means you have 48 hours from that point to hold onto any spaces you shoveled out.

In the spirit of Tom Menino, he said the city's main focus today is "clearing the major artillleries."

By - 3/14/17 - 10:28 am
Snowy day in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this scene. See it larger.

By - 3/14/17 - 9:07 am
Eight reporters in the snow

No, we probably won't break any snowfall amounts, but could we break the record for the most number of TV reporters crammed onto a single screen?

John Zaremba captured this "8-box" on WHDH this morning. Who can top that? And will any of our local stations approach the 24-box an Atlanta station managed in 2014? Good luck, we're all counting on you.

UPDATE: Channel 7 ramps it up to 11, but channel 5 goes "in your face!" and cranks it up to 12. Channel 7 then responds! See down in the comments.

By - 3/14/17 - 9:05 am

PornHub-branded plows may be blowing snow on your Boston street this storm. Does anything more need to be said?

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/blog/2017/03/13/pornhub-snow-plow-bos...

Although if they think the sticker on the front of the plow is gonna do any good, they must not know Boston snow...

By - 3/14/17 - 8:53 am
Pi Day storm over Boston

What the storm looks like from a NASA satellite this morning.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:16 pm
Empty cheese shelves at Westwood Wegmans

Tim Colby shows us the cheese shelves at the Westwood Wegmans tonight.

Suz adds:

lol, that is what I bought for nacho's and beer. If I am going to freeze, I am going to be happy.

By - 3/13/17 - 4:21 pm

Mayor Walsh announced this afternoon that with a possible blizzard about to unleash on our heads, an official city snow emergency goes into effect at 7 a.m., which means you can't park on designated snow-emergency routes. Read more.

By - 3/13/17 - 10:22 am
Car with sleigh on top in Cambridge

Apparently, after his adventures with Rudolph, Hermey and the Misfit Toys, Yukon Cornelius retired to Cambridge, as RoadTrip New England discovered this morning.

By - 3/13/17 - 9:04 am

Yes, ol' Mr. Thundersnow of Doom is in Boston to take care of business tomorrow, the Herald reports.

By - 3/12/17 - 6:47 pm
Maximum wind speeds predicted by NWS for Tuesday.

Maximum wind speeds predicted by NWS for Tuesday.

We've cranked French Toast Alert level to Red/Severe - and it doesn't get any higher than that - because of the latest National Weather Service forecast for Tuesday, which calls for 12 to 18 inches in the Boston area (but possibly higher north of the city along the coast) and high expected wind speeds, which could combine to give us a classic nor'easter blizzard.

By - 3/12/17 - 1:37 pm
Lots of eggs at the South End Whole Foods

The South End Whole Foods today was stocking up on eggs for the inevitable French Toast onslaught, as Tim W. shows us.

By - 3/11/17 - 5:48 pm
Bilzzard Watch along the coast issued by NWS

Blizzard Watch issued for coastal areas by National Weather Service.

So how are your supplies of milk, bread and eggs?

By - 3/10/17 - 8:54 pm
Snow at Paul's Bridge on the Hyde Park/Milton line

Mark Smith watched the snow come down on Paul's Bridge and the Neponset River at the Hyde Park/Milton line this afternoon.

Ben Franklin outside Old City Hall was looking good in the snow as well: Read more.

By - 3/10/17 - 2:55 pm

Salt spreader just flipped over making turn from Charles Street on to Park Plaza - by the Four Seasons. Fire and EMTs on scene.

Edit: Updated to include a close-up photo that a co-worker took from a different vantage point.

Brr

By - 3/4/17 - 10:17 am
Salt truck in South Boston

Eileen Murphy watched a salt truck go down a South Boston street during one of two snow squalls last night.

By - 2/27/17 - 9:40 am

The National Weather Service is looking at temps near 70 by Wednesday, which the forecasters note is "well above normal." Also, the balmy temps could be accompanied by lots and lots of rain, possibly in the form of thunderstorms.

Then, of course, since this is New England, we could get some snow over the weekend, possibly in the form of two fast-moving "clipper" storms.

By - 2/26/17 - 7:30 pm

The National Weather Service reports a tornado touched down near Conway, on the west side of the Connecticut River, during yesterday's storms.

The maximum estimated speed was 110 MPH, however most of the damage is estimated to have occurred with 80 to 100 MPH winds. Most of the damage occurred in Conway, MA with a brief touchdown in Goshen, MA in Hampshire county.