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French Toast Alert Level: Low. Explanation.

Weather

By - 12/9/17 - 5:55 pm
Boston Common in the snow

Damaskin looks out over Boston Common late this afternoon.

By - 12/9/17 - 4:50 pm
Snow in Charlestown

Garry Waldeck looks outside in Charlestown.

Earlier in the day, Leslee spotted a shovel crew getting ready on Newbury Street: Read more.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:33 am
Ship berthed at Conley Terminal in South Boston

Rick Macomber covers the waterfront:

The Helsinki Bridge cargo ship was towed by tugboats tonight from Boston outer harbor back to Conley Pier in South Boston after being torn away in the wind storm on Tuesday.

By - 11/29/17 - 10:31 am
Walsh at salt dump off I-93

Walsh addresses winter preparation at DPW salt and equipment area off I-93.

Mayor Walsh said this morning it's steady as it goes for the city's informal rule that lets residents save parking spaces they've shoveled out after the end of a snowstorm serious enough to require declaration of an emergency declaration. Read more.

By - 11/22/17 - 12:23 pm
Island in the mist in Jamaica Pond

The island at the north end of Jamaica Pond faded in and out of view during the rain late this morning.

Closer to shore, the coots were as plain as the rain rolling off their backs: Read more.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:54 am
Salt ship unloading in Chelsea

Matt Frank watched a salt ship unload in Chelsea Creek last night in preparation for the winter to come.

By - 11/19/17 - 2:01 pm

Marc Hurwitz shows us the angry sea at Hull this morning.

By - 11/12/17 - 11:41 am
Spraying fountain in Charlestown park

Quite the spray in Doherty Park in Charlestown

Looks like not all the water fountains in Boston got turned off before the first freeze, based on reports filed with the city 311 system over the past couple of days. Read more.

By - 11/11/17 - 9:58 pm
Frozen Brewer Fountain on Boston Common

Maria M. reports:

Boston wins the wicked big icicle contest today.

See the entire fountain, and larger.

Copyright Maria M. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/3/17 - 6:10 pm
Flowers in South Boston on Nov. 3

Eileeen Murphy enjoyed the flowers at the firehouse garden at K and 4 streets in South Boston today.

Wait, what? It's Nov. 3, not May 3? Read more.

By - 10/30/17 - 9:53 pm

The company currently reports 630 customers without power in Boston and 268 in Somerville, but says the majority should have power back by the stroke of 12.

By - 10/30/17 - 8:23 am
Wet turkey in Harvard Square

Lee McGuire spotted this bedraggled Meleagris gallopavo in Harvard Square this morning - and reports he wasn't alone.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/29/17 - 6:18 pm
The storm

A satellite view of the two storms smushing into one, taken at 2:45 p.m.

Source.

By - 10/29/17 - 12:35 pm

Are your hatches well battened down? The National Weather Service is warning now would be a good time to bring stuff inside.

More on the French Toast Alert page.

H/t Meryr for the headline.

By - 10/27/17 - 1:22 pm

Yesterday, the Washington Post declared the Sunday storm would "maul" New England. Today, Weather Underground says it will "pummel" us. We're beginning to feel woozy - somebody get us some smelling salts.

By - 10/24/17 - 8:11 am
Red skies at Logan Airport

DS was at Logan Airport at the crack of dawn.