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By adamg - 9/10/23 - 4:52 pm
Flooded Partridge Street in West Roxbury

Flooded Partridge Street is for the birds.

A concerned citizen reaches for the rowboat, then files a 311 complaint about flooding on Partridge Street, near Sparrow Street, in West Roxbury today: Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/23 - 12:04 pm

The MBTA reported at 11:14 a.m. it had suspended all Providence Line service "until further notice due to debris on the tracks from severe weather in the Mansfield area. At 11:37, Keolis reported a train to Boston had left Wickford Junction but would hold at Attleboro because some of that debris remained on the tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 4:09 pm
Flooded St. Thomas More Road

A roving UHub correspondent decided discretion was the better part of driving valor and turned around when he saw how flooded St. Thomas More Road, between the BC lower campus and the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, was after today's torrent. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/23 - 12:19 pm

The MBTA reported at 11:42 a.m. that it had gone to D Line bustitution between Fenway and Reservoir "due to excessive water at Brookline Hills."

By adamg - 7/30/23 - 5:19 pm
Charles River looking downstream from the Millennium Park canoe launch

The Charles River at the Millennium Park canoe launch today looked a bit different from the view on July 29, 2022: Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/23 - 12:03 pm

Not just because of the heat, but because the National Weather Service says we can expect severe weather anytime through 8 p.m. or so, and that means: Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/23 - 3:48 pm

As the torrential rains pour down, Columbia Road has flooded at Hamilton (where the train tracks cross) and in the area of Devon Street.

The flooding there sent motorists down Quincy Street, where they promptly had to stop near Ceylon Street, because of flooding under the train tracks there. One motorist climbed out of his car and was standing on the roof of his car due to floodwaters that came about halfway up his car.

By adamg - 7/21/23 - 10:25 pm
Custom House in the torrent

Custom House in the torrent. Photo by Matt Frank. See it larger.

Sarah Wroblewski reports Boston got nearly two inches of rain out of tonight's storm, more than local storm drains and roads could handle in a short amount of time. Some trees came down after being hit by lightning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/23 - 8:48 am

The Boston Water and Sewer Commission says it plans to start levying a new "stormwater charge" next year to expand and improve the city's current 600-mile, 30,000-catchbasin storm-runoff network, both to reduce the amount of contaminants that flow into our rivers and Boston Harbor and to handle greater surges from increasingly heavy rainfall spurred by climate change. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/23 - 12:05 pm

The National Weather Service says be alert - and that even if we don't get tornadoes, we could see flooding from heavy rains.

By adamg - 7/14/23 - 12:20 pm
Downtown Boston as seen from Peters Hill in the Arboretum

Tim West went up to the top of Peters Hill in the Arboretum around 7:30 this morning.

By adamg - 7/2/23 - 6:08 pm
Fuzzy dog and fuzzy flowers in South Boston

Eileen Murphy and friend stopped to take in the hydrangeas on an otherwise gloomy, drizzly kind of day in South Boston.

By adamg - 6/16/23 - 3:01 pm

The Charles River Conservancy has announced its canceled tomorrow's City Splash swim event at the Esplanade due to forecast "heavy rain and potential thunderstorms" that would make swimming unsafe.

The group had set Sunday as its rain date, but it's been forced to cancel that as well, because all the rain Saturday could mean unsafe levels of potentially harmful microorganisms via pipes that still drain into the river.

By adamg - 6/14/23 - 9:19 pm
Lightning over Boston

Hugmajesty captured some of the lightning over Allston this evening. Read more.

By adamg - 6/5/23 - 5:32 pm
Boston as seen from Swampscott under ominous clouds

Brenda looked towards Boston from Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott about 5:20 p.m.

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 - 12/23/22 - 3:26 pm
Man rowing a boat through Winthrop

Nicholas Agri watched one of his neighbors rowing down Banks and Morton streets by Belle Isle Marsh in Winthrop today.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 11:57 am
Wave hitting Winthrop Parkway in Revere

Wave hitting Winthrop Parkway in Revere. Photo by Brian Riccio.

Morrissey Boulevard? Long Wharf? Winthrop Drive? All shut at the morning high tide as wind-whipped waves came ashore. But also Day Boulevard in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 9:37 am

MEMA reports that as of 9:15 a.m., 74,000 homes and businesses in Massachusetts have lost power.

The Eversource outage map so far shows only a few scattered outages in Boston and other inside-128 places.

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