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Hurricane Irene

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 12:09 pm

Crushed car

City Councilor Ayanna Pressley posted a friend's photo of the scene on one Jamaica Plain street this morning.

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 11:19 am

Downed tree

The scene outside our Roslindale house around 11:10 a.m.

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 11:04 am

Green Line flooding. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA provided this photo of the Green Line between Chestnut Hill and Reservoir stations. More photos in the comments.

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 10:53 am

Orchard Beach in Squantum this morning, by radiogreg1.

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 10:33 am

Hope their storm liquor stocks are holding out.

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 9:22 am

Nobody braving Carson Beach Sunday morning. Photo by Lauren Sommer.Nobody braving Carson Beach Sunday morning. Photo by Lauren Sommer.

By adamg - 8/28/11 - 12:28 am

Because, OMG, we've been blown clear up to Maine - and look where New York is!

Where's Boston?

Mediacrity snapped this Weather Channel report on MSNBC.

By adamg - 8/27/11 - 8:04 pm

The National Hurricane Center reports that Irene wind speed 30 stories up could be 20% higher than at sea level.

By adamg - 8/27/11 - 6:56 pm

UPDATE: MassDOT announced after the T announcement that trains and buses would run until 8 a.m. to let health-care workers get to their jobs.

No subways, no trains, no buses after 8 a.m., the MBTA announced tonight:

By adamg - 8/27/11 - 6:00 pm

At the beach

By adamg - 8/27/11 - 5:13 pm

Aaron Cohen took this video of Lake Street in Somerville late this afternoon:

Irene doesn't hit Boston for another 16 hours, but my Somerville street already flooded. Good times!

By adamg - 8/27/11 - 11:27 am

Yes, the Swan Boats: Canceled today and tomorrow due to Irene.

By adamg - 8/27/11 - 8:22 am

Irene, Saturday morning.Irene, Saturday morning. Source: NASA GOES.

The National Hurricane Center reported at 5 a.m. that Irene weakened overnight but that it still expects the storm to be at hurricane force when it lands on Connecticut and that it will have a large "wind field" as it moves inland. Since it'll be going across western and central Massachusetts, that means they'll get more rain, but we'll get more wind here in the Boston area.

BUT WAIT: Shortly after 8 a.m., Pete Bouchard tweeted:

With Irene ashore in North Carolina, New England dodges a bullet. No landfalling hurricane here.

Bouchard writes we can still expect high winds, lots of rain, downed trees and power lines. On air this morning, he was preceded by an anchorperson who promoted an upcoming feature on hurricane winds with some video of a reporter on a beach:

Standing on the beach, so you don't have to.

By adamg - 8/26/11 - 1:32 pm

Irene passing Cuba Thursday afternoon. Photo by Ron Garan aboard the International Space Station.Irene passing Cuba Thursday afternoon.

By adamg - 8/26/11 - 1:31 pm

No flashlights

Neurochic snapped this photo at a Charlestown hardware store Friday afternoon.

By adamg - 8/26/11 - 9:40 am

Google now shows 36,900 results for the phrase Come on, Irene, many of them headlines written by editors who apparently can't get that stupid song about a girl named Eileen out of their heads.

A quickie media hurricane Q&A:

What do Atlantic hurricanes do?

They churn up the coast even as they bear down on it.

What about their winds?

They lash. Also, real hurricanes come packing major winds before they make landfall.

By adamg - 8/26/11 - 8:17 am
By adamg - 8/25/11 - 12:12 pm

Channel 5 sent John Atwater out to report from a harbor on hurricane preparations.

Question: Who are each station's designated Shelby Scotts, to be sent out for live reports walking into the wind and being strapped to poles on south-facing beaches? If, that is, the most recent track, which shows Irene could hit the Berkshires, instead of the eastern part of the state, that is?

By adamg - 8/25/11 - 9:23 am

Irene satellite image

Irene at 7:45 a.m., via theCooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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