Kosta wishes he were a roving UHub photographer, but this morning he's an immobile UHub photographer at Logan. He filed this photo of a de-icing crew around 10 a.m. from the plane he's been sitting in since 5 a.m.
Nick Cosky walked along the Charles at sunrise (such as it was) this morning.
The first major snow of the season turned to ice and freezing rain, causing problems on local roads. Matt Allen shows us the scene on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay, where buses and cars got stuck.
Jason shows us the fresh snow around 2 a.m. on his Somerville street: Read more.
Channels 7 and 25 began exclusive reporting from a MassDOT salt pile in Weston yesterday evening, more than 30 hours before the anticipated arrival of what Channel 25 tells us "won't be a winter wallop."
Exhausted evening reporters who reassured us the state had plenty of salt were replaced this morning by fresh reporters, who reassured us the salt pile had not disappeared overnight and was ready to be put to use in the first winter storm of the season. Read more.
Like a lot of other people, we spent some time near the bridge over the Public Garden Lagoon today just marveling at the blooming cherry tree.
A tree in the Arnold Arboretum was also in full bloom.
Saturday update: Up to Blue.
Not yet ready to urge you to make a milk, eggs and bread run, especially given the temperatures we're seeing this weekend, but the National Weather Service is calling for its first "winter weather event" of the season on Tuesday and that did make us unlock the bunker and make sure everything's in working order. The NWS says any snow/sleet/falling sheets of ice could change to rain on the coastal plain (that's us, in the main), but we've got a wary eye open.
Neil the roving UHub photographer wasn't the only person at Nantasket Beach in Hull today.
The Improper Bostonian gets the scoop, reveals why he almost gave it up at one point.
Now nobody unravel the mystery of Keytar Bear, 'kay?
Boston snapped these cherry blossoms on Boston Common today.
Ed. note: A lot less glamorous, but down the street from us, somebody's yard is full of dandelions.
Boston Yeti had a Q&A session with the Associated Press the other day.
The view from the banks of the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.
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.