Weather

By - 9/1/13 - 9:18 am

Rainbows

People who were up around 6:30 a.m. and looked up got to see a rainbow, as Julie did over the Market Basket in Somerville (l.) and Bobby Fallon did over South Boston.

About 2 1/2 hours later, of course, the rains came and people whose phones... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 11:20 pm

Bridge to Nothingness

Liz photographed one end of the Long Island Bridge during last night's fog.

Copyright Liz. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 10:17 pm

Pleasure Bay in the fog.

Southie Spots took in the misty Beacon to the Dream lanterns that ringed Castle Island on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous speech.... Read more

By - 8/28/13 - 9:23 am

Menacing fog

Ashley Hill photographed the fog in the Financial District this morning.

It was a little brighter at street level, where Heather Parker was, but are those zombies in the foreground?

Fog over the Federal</body></html>... Read more

By - 8/25/13 - 12:24 pm

No, not the Hurricane of '38. The Great Colonial Hurricane of 1635, at least, based on a 2006 analysis for the National Hurricane Center, which features eyewitness accounts from William Bradford of Plymouth and John Winthrop (yes, that John Winthrop) of Boston:

The wind having blown hard at S. and S.W. a week before, about midnight it came up at N.E. and blew with

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By - 7/29/13 - 7:59 pm

Wall cloud

Jonathan Berk watched a wall cloud roll over Boston this evening.

Chris Devers watched the cloud barrel across Allston around 7:30:

Allston cloudPosted under this Creative Commons... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 4:26 pm

Storm over the city

Libby Quinby watched the clouds roll over downtown this afternoon from the relative safety of East Boston.... Read more

By - 7/23/13 - 4:30 pm

Scary skies over the Harbor.

Phelan Canney photographed the clouds over Boston Harbor around 4:20 p.m., about 10 minutes after Kim Kawecki looked outside:

Scary skies... Read more

By - 7/23/13 - 1:35 pm

Where's central Suffolk County? People along Melnea Cass Boulevard need to take cover immediately? Until 2:30 p.m. for those of you in the center of our county.

There's also a flash-flood warning for all of Suffolk County and surrounding towns until 3 p.m.

UPDATE, 1:50 p.m.: The Boston Police Department reports major flooding in the area of Columbia Road and Quincy Street in... Read more

By - 7/21/13 - 7:19 pm

Dark skies over South Boston

Darrell Daniel looked up in South Boston near Dorchester this afternoon.

Some soccer players ignored the clouds at Millennium Park in West Roxbury:

Millennium Park... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 11:20 am

Also, free sunblock! Noon to 1 p.m. at a city splash/dance party at Doherty Playground, 349 Bunker Hill St.

By - 7/16/13 - 1:11 pm

The City Hall to Go Truck will be at 460 West Broadway in South Boston between 4 and 7 p.m., with workers handing out free bottles of cold water - and listening to you dispute your parking tickets and pay your excise and property taxes.

At 5, there's a free ice-cream party at the Mildred Avenue Community Center, 1 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan, featuring the... Read more

By - 7/13/13 - 1:35 pm

Joe Joyce says the coming heat wave means business:

The western Atlantic Ridge, which brought us our last 5 day heat wave recently took a break. Well, it's BAAACK! It is flexing its muscle along the east coast once again and completely taking control of the weather across the United States! It is literally drop kicking an upper low currently in place over

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By - 7/8/13 - 10:13 am

A sweltering citizen complains about the weather, wants the city to do something about it:

It's too hot. Please ask the dpw to turn down the sun. Ask the Mayor to allow Thunderstorms.

UPDATE: City marks case closed:

Case Noted. Requests filed but difficult to fulfill as [city of Boston] has no jurisdiction over sun/rain. i hope this info is helpful.

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By - 7/8/13 - 8:48 am

From West Roxbury to East Boston, Nstar cables and transformers failed last night, plunging residents into steamy darkness.

"Faulty equipment" sparked an outage in the Centre Street corridor from West Roxbury into Jamaica Plain last night.

On Prescott Street in East Boston, Kathy Bui reports power went out around midnight, finally came back around 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, people are beginning to... Read more

By - 7/7/13 - 10:54 pm

Empty City Hall Plaza

It might strike an outsider as somewhat odd that Boston holds a steaming-hot chowder festival as part of its July 4th celebrations rather than in, say, November. This year, with temperatures and humidity both approaching triple digits, many Bostonians found it odd... Read more

By - 7/2/13 - 6:40 pm

Hazy Back Bay

There was a bit of haze in the air between the Back Bay and Roslindale around 5:45 p.m.

By - 7/1/13 - 4:11 pm

Ominous view to the north

Jared Villemaire took this shot looking north across the Charles shortly before 4 p.m., as tornado warnings were out for the northeastern corner of the state, from Billerica to Cape Ann.

Daniel Brim took this shot... Read more

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