Weather

By - 3/8/15 - 11:18 am
Air conditioner as space saver on Beacon Hill

K.A. ran across an air conditioner being used as a space saver on Beacon Hill this morning, wonders whether the owner just gave up on the idea of it ever getting warm enough again to need it for its original purpose.

Katia, meanwhile, discovered a microwave slowly emerging on the sidewalk as a Beacon Hill glacier retreats:

By - 3/7/15 - 11:27 pm

Filmed on location on Mission Hill.

H/t Marc Baizman.

By - 3/7/15 - 4:02 pm
Cambridge snow creature

Ari Ofsevit reports his neighbors on Pearl Street in Cambridge used roughly 1,000 Solo cups worth of dyed and frozen water to build this creature in February. With temperatures forecast in the 40s and even 50s next week, though, how much longer does it survive?

By - 3/4/15 - 11:21 am
Smushed car in Charlestown Navy Yard

Looks like last night's snow/sleet/rain was the last straw for Boston buildings. We've had a partial roof collapse on Columbia Point and a complete building collapse in Readville. And now this: Cars are being flattened by killer death ice. Kristin MacDougall forwarded this photo of a car flattened like a pancake by snow that fell off a building on 3rd Avenue in the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By - 3/3/15 - 11:54 pm
Trader Joe's in the snow

Brad Kelly headed to the Memorial Drive Trader Joe's the other night for some French Toast fixin's.

Copyright Brad Kelly. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/1/15 - 5:35 pm
Dyed flowers in the snow in Cambridge

Julie shows us how spring is busting out all over, or at least on one snowbank on Windsor Street today.

By - 3/1/15 - 9:05 am

This is an excerpt from the National Weather Service's 1:15 a.m. forecaster's discussion for today's weather:

By - 3/1/15 - 7:30 am
Trees at Millennium Park in the snow

Beyond some plowing in the main parking lot, the city has left the upper level of Millennium Park untouched, leading to vast expanses of white. You can see where the more intrepid few have fallen through the snow as they try to walk over the path - except for the one prepared person who shushed around on snow shoes.

By - 2/28/15 - 4:19 pm
Ice fishing on the Neponset River in Dorchester

A roving UHub photographer who happened to be at the 88 Wharf building in Milton this afternoon watched a couple of guys settle in on the Dorchester side of the Neponset River for some ice fishing.

By - 2/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Adult and child on the Charles River

Michele Connors watched an adult and child walk across the Charles this afternoon, reports they were met on the shore by police officers, who escorted them away.

Meanwhile, Greg Hum reports the water's just fine for biking on. He took this photo from his helmetcam near the BU Bridge this afternoon:

By - 2/27/15 - 9:30 am
Coyote on ice off Quincy

The Coast Guard reports the crew of the Cutter Pendant was cutting channels through the ice off Quincy yesterday when all of a sudden a coyote ran in front of the ship.

By - 2/26/15 - 11:51 am

I am seeing this all over Boston. This one I happened to see on Linden Street in Brookline. It is the epitome of laziness. I always thought dog owners would be a bit more responsible. Some poor soul is going to have to clean this up. Also, I was sledding with my two kids at the sugarbowl near Jamaica Pond day after last storm. A fellow with a four month old Siberian husky let the dog crap in the snow right next to all the sledders. A few adults asked him to clean it up. He just covered it and walked away as fast as he could. Too many self centered dog owners these days are making all dog owners look bad.

By - 2/25/15 - 8:06 pm

DPW workers will begin removing parking space savers as part of regular trash pickup starting on Monday, the mayor's office announced today.

Mayor Walsh asked residents who have their space savers removed to not simply go into Lord of the Flies mode:

By - 2/25/15 - 4:44 pm

By Safety Whales.

H/t Michael Femia.

By - 2/24/15 - 9:03 pm
Old Man of the Snow

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko had to pause to take in the snowy peak outside the South Bay Home Depot tonight.

By - 2/24/15 - 3:55 pm
Firefighter takes on a giant icicle on Beacon Hill

Now that's a book we'd read. Lynne watched a firefighter dealing with an icicle on Beacon Street on Beacon Hill today before it fell on somebody's head.

By - 2/23/15 - 10:46 am

Jamaica Plain News introduces us to what might be the city's most elaborate snow bar that isn't located in a festival marketplace.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:43 pm
Giant icicle on Trenton Street in East Boston

A concerned citizen complains about giant crashing icicles on Trenton Street in East Boston this morning:

Huge icicles falling.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:24 pm

Steve Hollinger sent an RC car equipped with a GoPro camera out onto the ice of the frozen Fort Point Channel yesterday, with the idea of having it inspect the floating pyramid.

The Fort Pointer reports the set up was:

GoPro mounted on a cheap 2.4 gHz RC car, marked down to $18.50 at Radio Shack.

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