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By adamg - 3/15/23 - 12:35 pm

Looks like we have competition for fretting about whether or not we're really world class. The Chicago Sun-Times reports one city alderman (like one of our city councilors, only with more ald) is backing a pilot proposal to have city crews plow certain sidewalks rather than relying on recalcitrant property owners because that's just what a world-class city would do. Like Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 3/15/23 - 12:08 pm
Map showing snowfall totals in southern New England, low along the cost, high further west

The National Weather Service posted this map of snowfall totals in southern New England.

The analysis uses interpolation methods, so it may not perfectly reflect your back yard. Still, clearly shows the huge differences in short distances.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 2:17 pm
Big Belly trash receptacle pushed over by wind on State Street

A Big Belly trash receptacle and the bricks it was bolted to on State Street downtown proved no match for the wind this afternoon, as Adam Balsam shows us.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 11:53 am
Pedestrian crossing sign knocked out of alignment by wind

Roving UHub photographer Melissa H. spotted this newly jaunty pedestrian-crossing sign on Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge this morning.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 9:21 am
Swirling nor'easter clouds over New England

The scene from overhead at 9:06 a.m., taken by the GOES-16 satellite.

By adamg - 3/14/23 - 12:02 am

The MBTA reports it will be keeping the old trolleys snug in their yard during the nor'easter. Also being kept off their routes: ferry boats. Read more.

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 7:36 pm
Amis Treasure in Chelsesa Creek

This afternoon, Michael Campbell was in East Boston, watching the Amis Treasure come through Boston Harbor on its way to the Chelsea salt pile on Chelsea Creek with a fresh load of Chilean salt, picked up from the Punta Patache Terminal in Chile.

By adamg - 3/13/23 - 9:33 am
Boston skyline at dawn

Karen captured the dawn over the Back Bay this morning.

In West Roxbury, Mary Ellen watched the sun rise over the West Roxbury Crushed Stone quarry: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/23 - 2:51 pm
Rough surf at Revere Beach

Rob shows us that today was not a good day to sit by the beach eating roast beef.

By adamg - 3/3/23 - 11:21 pm
Satellite view of the storm about to hit us

The "multispectral infrared" satellite view from above us at 11:06 p.m. From the GOES satellite.

By adamg - 2/28/23 - 11:47 am

NBC Boston's Tevin Wooten tests out a new unit for measuring snow: Dunkin' Munchkins on a straw.

But will it replace the bouchard?

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 9:13 am
Accumoose showing less than two inches of snow in North Cambridge

Darren Buck looked outside this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/23 - 9:08 pm

WCVB reports the woman's body was found on a bench in Christopher Columbus Park early Saturday morning.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 4:50 pm
Frieze that is an homage to leather frozen along the Charles River

It'll take more than one day to melt all the ice that formed in our brief sub-zero blast. Along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, a one-time homage to leather from Mechanics Hall (bulldozed to make way for the Pru) remained encased in ice around 3:30 p.m. today.

The ice also snared some tree branches: Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/23 - 1:01 pm

The Heights reports on burst pipes burst all over the Boston College campus yesterday.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 8:50 pm
Crowd outside the Wang

Angry Wang customers demand to be let back in. Photo by Live Boston.

So far tonight, burst pipes caused by the sudden freeze have forced three hospitals to send patients elsewhere, left Wang Theatre patrons out in the cold, angrily yelling to be let back in, and flooded a floor at the Prudential Center mall. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 3:37 pm
Frozen Charles River

Josh Borrow took a walk along the insta-frozen Charles River this afternoon.

But kids, the National Weather Service reminds you to stay off the ice.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 1:07 pm

The commuter-rail Twitter feed today is full of delay notices due to severe weather conditions, broken rails, signal issues and, of course, mechanical issues (and in some cases severe weather conditions AND mechanical issues). Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 11:26 am
Guy in shorts on coldest day in a long time in Union Square.

While on a Union Square Donuts run this morning, Brandon Horst couldn't help but notice this guy.

Spotted my first guy walking out in shorts with an iced coffee. I knew Somerville wouldn’t let me down.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 11:06 am
Throwing hot water up in the air

Rob Orthman boiled up some water in Roslindale this morning and took it outside: Read more

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