Weather

By - 12/9/13 - 8:34 am
Leaning Christmas tree

Because if this had been a real storm, the North End Christmas tree would probably be on the other side of the Greenway by now.

By - 11/27/13 - 8:49 am
Barriers blown down in the wind

Amy B. snapped nature's fury, in the form of blown-over barriers around the menorah erected in Copley Square.

Meanwhile, Elyse Ryan posts the rules to the Boston Umbrella Game:

Walk Boston w/ Umbrella, Rules: Don't let umbrella flip inside out. Boss level: Back Bay side streets.

Instant fail: umbrella flips in front of a line of watching taxis or crossing a busy

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By - 11/26/13 - 10:00 am

UPDATE: NWS high-wind warning now goes into effect at 4 a.m. And now only lasts until 1 p.m., but wind gusts could hit 60 m.p.h.

The National Weather Service advises that small children, Smart Cars and Sally Field should stay well indoors, or at least anchored to a chain between midnight tonight and midnight tomorrow:

SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND GUSTS UP TO 50

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By - 11/14/13 - 4:54 pm
Sunset over Somerville

Rachel Anne Miller shows us the sunset from her home in Somerville.

And, of course, lots of other folks pointed their cameras upward this afternoon for what almost seems to have become a daily occurrence here in the Boston area:

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By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more

By - 11/11/13 - 6:04 pm
Cold front over Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Around sunset, Scott Eisen watched a cold front moving over the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

South Shoretwit watched the front over the South Shore:

Cold front

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By - 11/8/13 - 12:34 pm
Hail

Colleen Glenney provides proof of a lunchtime hail storm in Brighton today.

Matt Soleyn reports rain and sleet in the Fenway.

By - 10/22/13 - 6:49 pm
Sunset over the Back Bay

Look one way this afternoon and you got a brillant sunset, as shown in this photo by the Mayor's Office above and by Rocio Lluch, below:

Sunset

Look the other way and you got an rainbow, as Rohan Krishna shows:

By - 10/7/13 - 8:14 am
Foggy downtown

Paul Villanova captured the fog over downtown this morning.

By - 9/1/13 - 9:51 am

Flooding in West Roxbury

So those flash-flood warnings around 9:30 a.m. were for real. Sean Woods photographed a woman trapped by floodwaters on Spring Street by the Shaw's parking lot. Boston firefighters rushed to the scene to rescue her.

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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.

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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?

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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:

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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

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