Bcole took in a protest against winter outside South Station this morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for eastern Massachusetts between 1 and 10 p.m. - with gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. possible:
STRONGEST WINDS SHOULD OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING...WHEN A BAND OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS CROSSES THE REGION.
Boston firefighters and ISD inspectors are busy this afternoon responding to buildings where water in pipes froze and burst the pipes, leading to floods of water.
Among the buildings affected: Boston College's Conte Forum, right in the middle of a basketball game, where a sprinkler pipe gave way. Firefighters and BC maintenance workers were able to shut the water without requiring any evacuations. Read more.
Jim Correale went out around 7:30 a.m. to document the cold in East Boston so you wouldn't have to.
We're going to assume JB Parrett was bundled up for his walk along the Esplanade on the Charles this afternoon.
Wicked cold. Or as a National Weather Service forecaster opines:
VERY COLD TEMPERATURES WILL ATTEMPT TO MELT THE WARM HEARTS OF VALENTINES DAY. ...
AMBIENT TEMPERATURES ALONE WILL BE IN THE SINGLE DIGITS BELOW 0F...BUT COMBINED WITH THIS 20-30 MPH BREEZE...SUSPECT 15-25 BELOW ZERO WIND CHILLS ACROSS MUCH OF THE REGION.
Nothing new, but still dramatic when the harbor begins moving onto the wharves of downtown.
Tenean Beach? Where's that? MPS shows us it's completely underwater this morning.
Morrissey Boulevard is, as you might expect, closed due to flooding.
A City Council committee is scheduled to consider exempting elderly and disabled homeowners from the requirement to shovel their sidewalks at a hearing Tuesday morning.
Councilor Michael Flaherty's Council on Government Operations starts its hearing at 10 a.m. in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.
Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) proposed the measure due to the health risks associated with snow shoveling.
UPDATE: Make that a winter-storm warning and up to a foot.
The NWS says a winter-storm watch goes into effect at 7 a.m. on Monday and advises:
ANYONE TRAVELING IN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO MODIFY TRAVEL PLANS.
The storm system set to arrive Monday is going to pack a huge punch, with areas around Boston and Cape Cod expected to get the most snow.
You may recall how, on Thursday, the city announced there was no snow emergency and don't even think of putting out space savers (then repeated the message as the snow began to fall yesterday), let alone for the post-emergency 48 hours.