Bostonography shows the winter of our discontent.
The National Weather Service says it's looking more like we could get ACCUMULATING WET SNOW starting Friday morning. And they're mentioning things we just don't want to hear anymore, like CYCLOGENESIS (granted, it's no BOMBOGENESIS, BABY!) and the 40/70 benchmark. The French Toast Alert level has been adjusted accordingly.
Wayne Richard Albright, a convicted sex offender, claims he got offended himself while watching Jim Cantore get all hyper and screamily excited in Plymouth due to repeated lightning flashes during one of our February storms.
So Albright, currently a resident of the State Correctional Institution in Benner Township, PA, sued - for some reason, in US District Court in Boston. Albright is "humbly" asking a judge there to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent Cantore from doing any more snow jigs - and to keep Al Roker from finding such dances amusing, at least on air.
High winds are wreaking havoc across the area. Joseph Couture looked out his window to see Boylston Street shut between Jersey and Kilmarnock streets in the Fenway around 7:40 p.m. - as firefighters went to the top of one of the street's construction sites to secure loose items the wind was threatening to send flying.
Fire commanders gave the OK shortly after 8 to re-open the street.
City officials said today they are pouring extra manpower into cleaning up city streets and sidewalks as the snow melts, but say making Boston shine again is going to take help from residents.
City Councilor Sal LaMattina (North End, East Boston, Charlestown) said he hopes residents put as much effort into cleaning the curbs and sidewalks in front of their homes as they put into helping neighbors shovel out their cars.
"We're all in this together," he said at a hearing called by Councilor Matt O'Malley (West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain) to look at city plans for post-snowpocalypse cleanup.
Hkergrrl shows us the snow in East Boston around 6:20 p.m. - and you know they make the official measurements at Logan.
With a very special appearance by Shelby Scott.
Eileen Murphy captured some dirty Dotbergs washed up at Port Norfolk today.
AT THIS POINT...IT LOOKS LIKE A PERIOD OF SNOW THEN CHANGING TO RAIN. PERHAPS THIS WILL GET BOSTON THE 2 INCHES IT NEEDS TO BREAK THE RECORD FOR SNOWIEST WINTER. IT WILL BE A CLOSE CALL THOUGH. IN ADDITION...THERE ARE 4 TO 5 MORE DAYS FOR THE FORECAST TO CHANGE.
Steve McGaff built the igloo outside his Congreve Street home; his wife decorated it. The Globe takes us on a tour.
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:
Filmed on location on Mission Hill.
H/t Marc Baizman.
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?
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.