Last night, the city marked a number of Citizens Connect snow complaints closed with this note:
Thank you for your request. This service request is now considered closed due to the recent arrival of Spring. The City worked around the clock this winter to address the record-breaking snowfall and we hope that many of your concerns were resolved. We encourage you to let us know of any additional issues and thank you for working with us to make the City a better place. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any requests that we were not able to get to.
Jonathan Berk captured the sky over Boston this morning.
Across the city today, winter-weary Bostonians shed their coats, or, at least, unzipped them a bit as they marveled at temperatures that approached 60.
In the Public Garden, as 617 Images shows us, a couple actually had a picnic:
WBZ warns allergy sufferers to brace for an intense spring pollen season because all the cold weather means plants will be bursting forth over a shorter period of time.
Terry Eliasen at WBZ alerts us:
Could there be a more fitting end to this historically cold and snowy winter than hitting 70 degrees on Opening Day at Fenway? Well, that might just happen.
Eileen Murphy was amazed by how dirty the waterfront snow pile has gotten.
An hour+ of weather and outdoor reports from the blizzard of April 1, 1997.
H/t Ari Ofsevit.
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.