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Nor'easter

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 10:10 am
Tree on car on Symphony Road

As you might expect, Boston 311 is getting lots of reports about downed trees, including this one on a car on Symphony Road in the Fenway.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 9:25 am
Two boats on Carson Beach

Never mind all the talk about dropping pressure and bombogenesis and stuff: The mark of a true nor'easter in Boston is when a boat washes up on Carson Beach (added points if it then stays there for weeks on end). Roving UHub photographer Jim Gavaghan provides all the evidence we need that that was some blow overnight: Not one, but two boats washed up on the beach. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 12:05 am
Nor'easter from space

The nor'easter at 9:40 p.m., as seen by the GOES-16 satellite.

The National Weather Service has a high-wind advisory posted until 6 p.m. Thursday.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 9:38 pm
Flooded Long Wharf

As has become usual during nor'easters, Long Wharf flooded this afternoon. Human, Actual Size surveyed the briny deep where people normally walk. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 1:26 pm

DCR reports Morrissey Boulevard is shut southbound at UMass due to, of course, flooding, from the nor'easter-whipped high tide.

By adamg - 2/21/19 - 11:43 am
Map of proposed new buildings at Massachusetts General Hospital

Where the new buildings would go.

Massachusetts General Hospital this week filed its plans for a $1-billion project that would not only provide "21st century care in a 21st century environment" but create "a place of refuge" where hospital staffers and patients could shelter for up to four days in the face of the worst nature - or man - could throw at Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/18 - 7:17 pm
Beached boat

Eileen Murphy reports this boat washed up on the beach in South Boston during yesterday's storm.

By adamg - 10/27/18 - 6:55 pm
Pink skies over the Mattapan Line

Tim Murphy captured the pink skies at the tail end of the nor'easter over the Mattapan Line late this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/27/18 - 4:35 pm
Pergola on the ground in the South End

Jonathan Berk reports a roof pergola became a sidewalk pergola on Milford Street in the South End today - after first smashing into a couple of parked cars.

By adamg - 10/27/18 - 3:44 pm

Reports of power outages along Centre Street in the area of West Roxbury Parkway are coming in. Even the Starbucks on Centre Street was forced to close.

By adamg - 10/27/18 - 12:06 pm
Split tree on Broadway in South Boston

Ben Walsh spotted this newly cleaved tree on Broadway between L and M this morning.

By adamg - 10/24/18 - 12:48 pm

It looks that way, in a storm that will feature the remnants of Hurricane Willa. But at least it'll be rain on the coastal plain, rather than snow.

By adamg - 3/22/18 - 8:43 am

"The hell am i supposed to do with all this leftover French toast?" Steve Saleeba asks.

"There ended up being just too much dry air in the lower to mid levels of the atmosphere to support much snow across southern New England," the National Weather Service explains.

Still, the storm had its moments: Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/18 - 6:29 pm

Kids go "Yay!" Kids refuse to listen to parents about how this means they'll have yet another day of school at the end of June.

By adamg - 3/19/18 - 5:59 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter-storm watch that goes into effect Wednesday morning and we've got at least one local forecaster begging people not to blame to blame her for what could be up to ten inches of heavy, wet, power-line-snapping snow coming Wednesday into Thursday in what would be our fourth nor'easter of the month. So, really, what choice did the French Toast Alert panic analysts have but to up the alert - get some milk, egg and bread tomorrow.

H/t John Hanzl for the title.

By adamg - 3/16/18 - 9:41 am

The Patriot Ledger reports that when one of his tenants asked him to move his car from his house's driveway during Tuesday's blizzard, he responded by flashing a gun at her. The landlord says the tenant shouldn't have been parked in the driveway to begin with.

By adamg - 3/15/18 - 9:21 pm
Dean Martin space saver

Robin spotted this mini-Dino space saver tonight on Hastings Street in West Roxbury.

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