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Weather

By - 10/23/17 - 8:54 pm
Fog on Long Wharf on Boston Harbor

S&S Consulting walked along an "ever so ghostly and melancholy" Long Wharf in the fog tonight.

Earlier:
The day started in a fog as well.

By - 10/23/17 - 11:54 am
Fog over the Back Bay

The Boston Architectural College Library peered into the abyss over the Back Bay this morning.

Others took note of the fog as well: Read more.

By - 10/6/17 - 3:11 pm

Early Tuesday morning. But the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center shows Nate hitting us with sustained winds of less than 39 m.p.h., because it'll get to us by taking the land route, along the Appalachians, basically, and mountains generally weaken, if not outright destroy, hurricanes and tropical storms.

By - 9/30/17 - 9:50 am
Rain and sun at sunrise

KMV watched the sunriseshower over Boston Harbor this morning (see lightning over Nahant).

John got stuck in the parking lot that Rte. 1A in East Boston became due to flooding and a crash: Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 11:52 pm

Matthew Ireland walked through the soupy fog tonight.

By - 9/21/17 - 11:06 pm

Hopeful Cynicist watched the waves crash in along Lynn Shore Drive today.

By - 9/21/17 - 8:35 pm
Sunset over Boston

Rob Littlefield was among the many people enjoying this evening's sunset. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 6:28 pm
Trees on the Orange Line

The T's Joe Pesaturo shows us the trees that came down on the Orange Line tracks near Oak Grove late this afternoon.

The T swapped in buses, but, of course, they had some trouble keeping up with the demand, as Jill shows us at Wellington: Read more.

By - 9/17/17 - 7:06 pm

The National Weather Service has issued the watch for Plymouth County and points to the south as Jose approaches. On the one hand, no risk of tornadoes; on the other hand, people should "earnestly prepare for the potential of significant wind impacts."

By - 9/17/17 - 12:43 pm
Foggy Chestnut Hill Reservoir

Daniel Glasser went for a morning walk around the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Damaskin did the same thing, but in the Public Garden: Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 4:54 pm
Cruise ship and storm passing by the town of Winthrop

James D. watched the show out at sea from Winthrop this afternoon.

By - 9/15/17 - 1:00 pm
Jose cone of probability

Let's just keep telling ourselves, "It's no Irma." Plus, of course, it could still miss us completely. Still, we might, maybe, possibly, get tropical-storm-force winds (between 39 and 73 MPH) by Tuesday morning.

Spaghetti cone discussion.

By - 9/14/17 - 10:52 pm

When last we heard from Hurricane Jose, it was just some stupid fish storm churning endlessly in a circle and weatherpeople felt free to insult it.But now (and thanks a lot, Eric Fisher), the National Hurricane Center is advising us to shut up for a second and pay attention: Read more.

By - 9/14/17 - 6:57 pm
Logan in the storm

Mike Anderson watched the remnants of Hurricane Irma pass over Logan late this afternoon.

By - 9/8/17 - 11:33 am
Destroyed Boston Coliseum

Post-Gale coliseum.

Today, the folks at the Boston City Archives remind us, is the anniversary of the Boston landfall of the Gale of 1869, a small but powerful hurricane that did major damage to the new Boston Coliseum - built for a "peace jubilee" where Trinity Church and the Fairmont Copley Plaza sit now.

Linda Horton writes about the Gale: Read more.

By - 9/6/17 - 9:16 am

The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood watch for eastern Massachusetts through tomorrow morning because of some heavy downpours we could get:

Hourly rainfall rates of 1 to 2 per hour will be possible with the strongest storms, which may lead to localized flash flooding if storms train over the same areas.

By - 9/3/17 - 7:20 pm
Sunset over Winthrop

James D. watched the sun go down over Winthrop this evening. Read more.

By - 9/1/17 - 12:25 pm
Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma at noon today. Via CIMSS Tropical Cyclones.

Still too early to say - Irma's still a week or so away from North America and hurricane forecasting that far out just isn't reliable - the computer models the National Hurricane Center uses don't yet agree on where it's heading. The latest National Hurricane Center discussion says there are some indications it might not turn into the Mega Killer Death Storm it seemed to be exploding into yesterday. Read more.

By - 8/30/17 - 9:19 am

With flooding in the news, WBZ reports that the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston (itself right on the water) is looking at the potential of a hurricane barrier that would stretch along the outer waters of Boston Harbor and be activated when a hurricane approached. Read more.

By - 8/25/17 - 3:27 pm