Weather

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.

Also see:
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.

By - 7/13/15 - 2:01 pm

Kevin McGurn and Choicestream created this time-lapse video.

H/t Jared.

By - 7/8/15 - 11:45 am

The National Weather Service has a flash-flood watch in effect until 8 p.m.

By - 7/4/15 - 10:23 pm
South Boston snow pile on July Fourth

Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile as the sun set on July Fourth and found it's still there.

By - 6/25/15 - 5:09 pm

The mayor's office today announced a contest to guess when the Tide Street snow pile will finally disappear for good: Read more.

By - 6/25/15 - 9:59 am
South Boston snow pile

Last night, Eileen Murphy visited the Tide Street snow pile, which has now been in Boston long enough to apply for a residential parking permit.

Earlier:
Dawn breaks over the South Boston snow pile.

By - 6/23/15 - 8:50 pm
Amazing sky over Fenway park

Curt Nickisch watched the sunset at Fenway tonight.

Of course, it wasn't just over Fenway that the sunset was amazing.

Rachel Anne Miller took in the sunset over Kendall Square: Read more.