Saul Blum captured the rainbow in Kendall Square around 4:40 p.m. No word if he found the leprechaun with gold at the end.
Michael captured the sun shower along Comm. Ave. at BU around 4:30 p.m.:
Rain going crazy. Sun shining, absolute downpour.
UPDATE, 8:52 p.m. Tornado warning canceled.
So take cover.
A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM CENTRAL WORCESTER AND SOUTH CENTRAL MIDDLESEX COUNT AT 822 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DA WAS LOCATED OVER SHREWSBURY...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS REPORTED NUMEROUS LARGE TRE TREES HAVE DOWN IN WORCESTER. LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...... Read more
One map showing where Boston thinks FEMA erred: Gray is for flood areas the city agrees with, blue areas the city thinks don't deserve the designation and red the areas the city thinks should be added.
Even as they are appealing roughly a third of the 1,500 acres the federal government wants to add to maps of areas likely to flood in a "100-year" event,... Read more
Boston is appealing a federal flood-plain decision that could mean dramatically higher insurance rates for thousands of Boston landowners.
In an appeal to FEMA yesterday, the city says 507 of the 1,585 acres the feds now say would flood in a "100-year storm" would not actually flood in that kind of storm.
Swissport International Ltd., which provides ground services at Logan Airport, has an ad on Craigslist for people looking for jobs de-icing airplanes in cold weather.
Headlined "Hardcore Gamer? We may have a job for you at Boson [sic] Logan Airport," the ad says de-icing airplanes requires the same skills as mastering a video game:
As a professional deicer, you will be deicing aircraft with... Read more
The state has released a map of evacuation zones for major hurricanes.
The map shows areas that could get whacked by worst-case storm surges - with the brownish areas those that would likely get flooded in Category 1 storms, yellow in Category 2 storms and green in Category 3 and 4 storms (you can also download more detailed community maps).
The best way... Read more
Paul Weiskel shows us a hailstone that fell around 1 p.m. today.
Bridie Johnson, meanwhile, videoed the hail falling on Everett Street in Allston during the storm.
National Weather Service experts report that based on the evidence on the ground, the tornado that hit Revere this morning seemed to have had maximum winds of 120 m.p.h. and that it traveled two miles on the ground along Broadway.
So watch the sky, NWS advises.
Numerous streets blocked by fallen trees and downed wires; police warning of gas leaks. See the comments for the initial statement from the National Weather Service.
Revere Police urged people not already in Revere to stay... Read more
JB Parrett photographed some rainstrolling on the wallkway to the Esplanade from Beacon Hill this afternoon.
Julie C. watched the post-deluge sunset over the Charles this evening.
Mark Bolster watched firefighters take care of business after lightning hit a house on W. 4 Street at F this morning.
UPDATE: Flash-flood watch extended to 8 p.m.
We're under a flash-flood watch until 2 p.m.:
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.... Read more
Dan Santry photographed some of the planes that landed at Logan today that don't normally get near us, including a Pakistan International Airlines 777 and a LOT 787 (as well as a KLM 747).