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By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:39 pm
Charles River at Millennium Park today

Looking downstream from the canoe launch at Millennium Park this afternoon

All that rain at the beginning of the week means the Charles River has now reclaimed all new land that had sprung up along Millennium Park in West Roxbury after months of dry weather.

Compare to the view from that spot on Aug. 26: Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/22 - 3:11 pm
Wet turkey

Welcome to Dot spotted these drenched, bedraggled turkeys on the Harborwalk near the JFK Library in Dorchester on this, our second straight day of rain.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 7:02 pm
Looking down the Charles River from near the Millennium Park kayak launch today

This was the view down the Charles River at the Millennium Park kayak launch in West Roxbury today.

Here's roughly the same view yesterday, before the afternoon deluge - when you could still walk to the very middle of the riverbed without getting your feet wet - in part via a path made by all the people walking through land plants in what would normally be the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 4:52 pm
Lightning strike across Boston Harbor

Boston Timelapse captured what appears to be a lightning strike at Logan from a National Park Service camera atop the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/22 - 9:47 pm
Storm lets loose over Nahant

Joan was at Nahant Beach this afternon when the storm showed up and just burst right over her head. She managed to get a couple of good shots "just before we grabbed our stuff and made a mad dash for the car."

Chelsea Scanner watched the storm advance from Chelsea, and watched the lightning streak down in the direction of Everett and Somerville: Read more.

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By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:51 am
Charles River at Millennium Park this morning

The Charles River at Millennium Park is still really shallow, but after yesterday's rain, it's a bit wider than it was last week, as Mary Ellen shows us.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 4:34 pm

Slow motion lightning strikes as storm rolls into Boston

Gamma Ray Digital posted some slo-mo video from Allston of the storm rolling in along the turnpike.

So far here in Rosindale, we're getting wind, thunder and lightning, but no rain.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 8:55 pm
Rainbow over Kenmore Square

Thebostonlol looked inbound on Comm. Ave. after the storm had passed this afternoon.

By adamg - 5/22/22 - 6:04 pm
Double rainbow over Pleasure Bay in South Boston

It didn't last long, but a wind-heavy storm brought down trees and power lines in Hyde Park and Roslindale and turned Truman Parkway by the Hyde Park Stop & Shop into a lake.

But after it was all done, Pleasure Bay in South Boston got a double rainbow, as photographed by David Geller. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 3:48 pm
Hail in Cambridge

Rachel Anne Miller watched the hail come down near Porter Square in Cambridge as the storm moved through around 2:45 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/22 - 12:05 pm
Stillness along the Charles River in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning before the storm hit.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 11:48 am
Flooding on Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni surveyed the usual post-storm flooding by the Chart House on Long Wharf this morning.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 9:05 am
Raging sea in Cohasset

Joe Kidston captured the ocean's ragin' glory this morning at Black Rock Beach in Cohasset: Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/21 - 11:29 am
Part of a six-car crash on the turnpike near 128.

Part of a six-car crash on the Masspike near 128.

Welcome to Dot managed to escape this six-car smashup on the turnpike westbound near 128 this morning.

Then, barely a mile down the road, he crawled past another, smaller crash: Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 9:07 am
Map showing expected high wind gusts across southern New England Tuesday and Wednesday

Maximum expected wind gusts Tuesday and Wednesday, via NWS.

Update: We've been updated to a high-wind warning.

The National Weather Service has issued a high-wind watch for eastern Massachusetts from Tuesday morning through Wednesday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 11:33 am
Sprinklers in the rain

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint at 12:45 a.m. about the sprinklers going full blast in the middle of a torrential downpour on Lewis Mall in East Boston.

Not sure who controls Lewis mall but please turn off. This grass does not need watering!

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 9:27 am
Maps showing where raw sewage flowed into the Charles, Mystic and harbor.

Brown indicates raw sewage, blue means treated sewage, green means no sewage released.

The MWRA and the Boston Water and Sewer Commission are reporting that "combined sewer outfalls" dumped raw and treated sewage, along with lots of rainwater, into area waterways overnight because of all the rain - but that the flow means people didn't have to worry about sewage backing up into their homes and businesses. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 8:56 am
Flooded bocce courts in the North End

North End bocce courts turned into reflecting pools. Photo by Nathaniel Stinnett.

The Boston area remains under a flood warning until 1 p.m. as Ida moves out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 10:26 pm

At 10 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a a flash-flood warning for much of the area through 6 a.m. on Thursday: Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/21 - 9:51 am
Map showing estimated rain totals across southern New England - 4-6 inches in Boston

Estimated rain totals today and tomorrow, from NWS.

The entire state is under a flash-flood watch that runs from 2 p.m. until tomorrow afternoon, although the greatest risk is from the turnpike south, as the remains of Ida pass through: Read more.

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