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By adamg - 7/17/19 - 6:10 pm
Lightning hits Back Bay

Around 5:40 p.m. Sheila watched lightning strike.

Matthew Ireland got some video: Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 5:54 pm
Ominous cloud

Muerl got an ominous view on North Beacon Street in Brighton during the second of this afternoon's storms. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 9:50 pm

Caught in Southie has the video from the Columbia Yacht Club during this afternoon's storm.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 6:45 pm
Storm over downtown Boston

Jonathan Berk enjoyed the drop in humidity that the storm brought to downtown Boston.

Up at Revere Beach, Marianna McCormick was among those forced to seek shelter from the storm: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/19 - 4:17 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a major lightning bolt around 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning until 5 p.m.for parts of the Boston area, including the Back Bay.

By adamg - 6/29/19 - 9:35 am

Joe LaRusso reports the storm, which moved in around 7 a.m., knocked out power to roughly 2,700 homes and businesses in Roslindale and West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/6/18 - 4:52 pm
Storm over Dorchester

C. Carew looked out the window at Kosciusko Circle in Dorchester around 4:45 p.m., about when the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Boston.

By adamg - 8/17/18 - 7:10 pm
Lightning hits a building under construction in Boston

Matthew Ireland happened to snap a photo on his iPhone at just the right instant to get a lightning bolt heading to the ground this evening, only getting interrupted by the tower under construction in front of the Garden.

By adamg - 8/8/18 - 9:19 pm

Down in his laboratory, in the basement of Cambridge City Hall, Dr. Frankenstein and Igor watched as the creature came to life: Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/18 - 11:40 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel was in Winthrop shortly before 10 p.m. when he captured quite the lightning strike over Yarmouth.

By adamg - 7/17/18 - 6:38 pm
By adamg - 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 adamg - 7/12/17 - 8:54 pm
Lightning strikes twice in Everett

Matt Frank watched from Chelsea as two lightning bolts hit Everett this evening.

By adamg - 8/14/16 - 8:27 pm

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m. Warning canceled for Boston, although it's kind of boomy and rainy here along the Roslindale/Hyde Park frontier.

Until 9 p.m.

CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THESE STORMS. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE`S LEADING KILLERS.

By adamg - 8/14/16 - 10:48 am
Tree comes down on South Boston Jeep

Roving UHub photographer Frank Kosiba spotted this reminder of the overnight thunderstorms on K Street in South Boston.

For a more immediate view of nature's fury, take a look at this amazing photo of lightning crashing down around Graves Light during one of the storms.

By adamg - 7/18/16 - 5:05 pm
Firefighters deal with downed tree limb on Custer Street, Jamaica Plain

Firefighters get downed tree out of road on Custer Street, JP. Photo by Lisa Schorr Kaplan.

Boom! That was some storm. Scattered outages in other areas in the city as well. Multiple trees came down on Maybrook Street in Dorchester.

Robin reports this tree came down at an entrance to Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury, effectively trapping two people in a car in the cemetery: Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/16 - 10:34 am
Lightning over Boston

John McLachlan captured some of the lightning last night, looking northeast from the South End.

Copyright John McLachlan. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 6/7/16 - 9:06 pm
Lightning hits Boston

Jonathan Berk captured a lightning bolt hitting Boston during tonight's storm.

Further south, Seth Gitell reported shortly before 9 p.m.:

Trees down along Furnace Brook in Quincy. Apparent flash flooding. Dangerous. I'm parked safely at gas station.

By adamg - 2/25/16 - 6:17 am

NECN reports. At 3:11 a.m., Patrick tweeted from the Back Bay:

Wow! I thought a plane crashed just now. Just thunder.

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