But perhaps nowhere more so than over Dorchester, as Annabelle Blake noticed when she looked down Morrissey Boulevard.
BU Today takes us inside New England's other weather station, the one atop the Great Blue Hill, which has been recording the weather longer than any other station, even the more famous one atop Mt. Washington:
The hilltop often gets some serious weather. In New Englandâ€™s notorious Hurricane of 1938, the observatory recorded a wind gust of 186 miles per hour, the highest ever recorded in the United States. After another of last yearâ€™s blizzards, Fitzgerald spent more than 48 hours straight at the summit.
Boston officials gathered in front of a giant pile of sand and one of the city's two new mega snow blowers today to vow they're ready for what winter might bring.
Mayor Walsh said the new snow movers will help Boston begin to emulate what Montreal does, rather than what Boston has traditionally done: Remove snow as it falls, rather than just piling it up along curbs and on street corners. Read more.
JB Parrett caught this unusual cloud formation north of Boston today.
Around 1:45 p.m. at Castle Island.
The view across Pleasure Bay towards the Kennedy Library was equally dramatic: Read more.
Around 2:25 p.m., snowflakes fell on Centre Street at Lagrange in West Roxbury. Granted, they promptly melted on contact, but still, might be time to dust off the old French Toast Alert System.
Kathleen O'Donnell looked up this morning, but couldn't see very far.
The Athenor was one of three boats (and the remains of a dock) that wound up on Wollaston Beach today as the storm howled through Quincy Bay, kicking up whitecaps and attacking the foolhardy few who braved the beach with stinging sand. Read more.
Overnight data shows Hurricane Joaquin possibly shifting away from landfall in the Carolinas or the mid-Atlantic, with one model showing a possible direct hit on Long Island and southern New England instead, the National Hurricane Center says in its latest advisory. But the center cautions it's still too early to say that for sure and notes a traditionally reliable computer model still shows the storm blowing out to sea. It adds the current heavy rains means the potential for flooding even if the storm's center remains over water.
The National Hurricane Center's latest cone of probability shows the storm maybe hitting the Carolinas or the mid-Atlantic states rather than New England, but given all the rain we're getting, we might be in for some flooding should it get within a few hundred miles of us. A 5 p.m. update by the hurricane center says: Read more.
George shows us what it was like on the Mass. Turnpike outbound around 11:45 this morning.
A concerned citizen who doubles as a Boston parking-enforcement officer posted a photo of a rain-filled pothole on Tremont Street this morning:
HERE IS THE POTHOLE I STEPPED INTO WHILE I WAS GOING TO GIVE A UPS TRUCK A TICKET IN NO STOPPING AT 145 TREMONT ST ALONG WITH THIS PICTURE I'M PUTTING UP 3 PICTURES OF MY RIGHT FOOT SWOLLEN AND BRUISED.
Ed. note: The online 311 system only allows for one photo, so, no, you can't see photos of his/her swollen right foot.
Adrienne M. shows us the tree that fell across Raymond Street in Lower Allston tonight.
We're no longer in the five-day cone-of-probability for Tropical Storm Joaquin, so let's worry about the torrential downpours that mean flood watches for the area roughly north and west of 128 tonight through Thursday.
Eric Fisher at WBZ says don't count Joaquin outjust yet:
Everyone from North Carolina to New England should pay extremely close attention to Joaquin. There will be flooding regardless, but a near pass or landfall could allow areas to blast into the double digits for rainfall with ease. Iâ€™m not seeing a situation where *someone* on the East Coast doesnâ€™t get soaked in flood waters. The pattern almost guarantees it. The trick is figuring out where. And in the meantime make sure your sump pumps are in working order!