Weather

By - 8/17/15 - 5:08 pm

Lulu522 forwards a copy of the photo she took from her 36th floor perch in downtown Boston as one of those storms rolled into Boston on Saturday.

By - 8/15/15 - 8:32 pm
Stormburst over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.

By - 8/7/15 - 12:06 pm

The Herald's Mark Garfinkel spent a good part of Tuesday chasing the four storms we had in the hopes of getting some good lightning shots. He succeeded - posts some photos and an explanation of how he did it.

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It was so windy even the lightning was blowing sideways.
We have a hailstone winner.
Oh, hail no!

By - 8/4/15 - 8:45 pm
Sun rays after hail storm over Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.

Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:46 pm
Cracked tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square

Robin Kirkpatrick snapped the newly snapped tree in Adams Park in Roslindale Square after the storm.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:36 pm
Large hailstone in Jamaica Plain

Michael Halle shows off the big-ass hailstone that fortunately did not fall on him in Jamaica Plain, because that would have left a mark.

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Gang, gang, the hail's all here.

By - 8/4/15 - 5:08 pm
Tree down at Centre and Lagrange in West Roxbury

Angela Wang shows us the tree that came down on Centre at Lagrange, making a mess of traffic in the area. Trees or large pieces of them also came down on the VFW Parkway and on Manthorne Road at Schirmer. Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 4:49 pm
By - 8/4/15 - 4:11 pm

Quarter-sized hail in West Roxbury, photo by Daniel Guzman: Read more.

By - 8/4/15 - 3:57 pm
Ominous clouds over Kendall Square in Cambridge

Kendall Square around 4 p.m. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Boston area at 3:50 p.m.:

AT 349 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM LITTLETON TO FRAMINGHAM TO NEAR NORTHBRIDGE...AND WAS MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

By - 8/4/15 - 8:10 am
Cloud over Somerville

Teeheehee looked northwest from Somerville as the storm came in this morning.

Earlier in the morning, Leah Klein watched the sun come up over Eagle Hill in East Boston: Read more.

By - 8/1/15 - 2:04 pm
Ominous cloud over Everett

Stefani Vieira snapped this photo around 1:20 p.m.

By - 7/30/15 - 8:30 pm
Clouds over the Back Bay

JB Parrett watched the evening storm roll in over the Back Bay.

By - 7/30/15 - 12:40 pm

From Harvard and Brandeis to landlords in downtown Boston, people are being asked to turn off lights and close blinds to help conserve energy so that the operator of the regional power grid doesn't have to take more extreme measures to help its electrical grid deal with all the added demand from air conditioners.

Updated to correct source of the request - ISO New England, not Eversource. Thanks, cybah!

By - 7/29/15 - 11:41 am
Boston beach on a hot day

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this photo.

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Formal beachwear.
Good beach day.

By - 7/27/15 - 6:40 pm

Sarah Connors captured this kid dancing in the rain in Downtown Crossing this afternoon. Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 9:28 am
No more snow

Conventures, which had a ringside seat for the birth and death of the Snow Pile, shows us the view this morning: Crews clearing out the last of the debris that, unlike the snow, refused to melt.