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By adamg - 7/20/21 - 9:09 am
Haze over South Boston

BostonTimelapse captured the haze over South Boston from the NPS Dorchester Heights camera this morning.

Nathaniel Stinnett got a similar view of the fire-generated, high-altitude haze, across Boston Harbor at the Charlestown Navy Yard: Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/21 - 11:40 pm
Stillness in the fog on Boston Harbor

Matt Frank looked toward downtown from East Boston in the fog at sunset today.

By adamg - 7/8/21 - 9:55 am
Satellite image showing how loaded with water Elsa is

GOES satellite image showing Elsa's moisture content at 7:40 a.m. Source.

Elsa's arrival tomorrow is nothing to olaf about (OK, OK, we'll let it go), NWS says: We could see "major rainfall flooding," enough to force evacuations and rescues, "especially in urban areas." Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/21 - 9:39 pm
Elsa cone map

The latest National Hurricane Center cone of probability for Tropical Storm Elsa shows us maybe getting hit with lots of rain and winds between 39 and 73 m.p.h. sometime Friday (the "S" means winds in that range). Of course, a lot can happen between now and then, but it's something to keep an eye on.

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By adamg - 7/1/21 - 1:08 am

Sutherlabs used slow-motion capture to grab a video of some of last night's lightning show, in Brookline, looking northwest: Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/21 - 9:38 pm
Rainbow over the water in Revere

Never mind a double rainbow, Cat Queen saw a triple rainbow over the water from Revere this afternoon.

More rainbow shots: Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 11:49 pm

Boston community centers will all be open as cooling centers tomorrow and Wednesday. Find locations, along with locations of city pools (which still require reservations for swim times) and tot sprays (no reservations required, but watch for tots).

The National Weather Service says the heat should break by Thursday, although it could remain oppressively humid, with heavy showers possible.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 12:18 am
FedEx driver cools down

Eileen Murphy of South Boston reports she had just finished using her hose to clear her car of pollen on Tuesday when Julio, a local FedEx driver, came by. Of course she let him use the hose to cool down - and when he was done, he sprayed the truck to try to cool it as well.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:03 am
Orange sunrise over Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum and downtown Boston

Paul Friedmann watched the dawn of another hot day from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

The National Weather Service forecasts Wednesday will be as bad as today, then a cool front comes in and lowers both the temperature and the humidity for Thursday.

By adamg - 6/6/21 - 11:44 am
Snowman figure and an air conditioner

Mary Ellen spotted Frosty and his AC unit on Baker Street in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 5/29/21 - 11:00 am

Joe Kidston walked the beach in Cohasset this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 11:08 pm

ISO New England, which runs New England's power grid, issued a rosy forecast for meeting electricity demand this summer even in the event of a typical New England-style heat wave. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 4:55 pm
Solar halo

Mark Smith reports a sun halo like the one he saw over Roslindale today can mean only one thing: Rain tomorrow.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 6:33 pm
Rainbow over Somerville

Maryr looked up at just the right time after the boomers rolled through this afternoon.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 12:46 pm

Tim Kelly at NBC Boston says look to the skies this evening after a passing line of storms:

100 percent probability of rainbows.

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 11:20 am

WBZ-TV "April Fools Storm" Blizzard 1997 Coverage

Some WBZ coverage of the April Fool's Day Blizzard back in '97. Via Adam Reilly, who says, "toughen up, everybody."

By adamg - 4/16/21 - 8:55 am
April snow in Roslindale

Then again, they did say more snow at the higher elevations, and we're three-quarters of the way up a hill in Roslindale, so. Read more.

By perruptor - 4/14/21 - 8:33 am

The National Weather Service has abandoned the weather station at Chatham, and will demolish it. Accelerated erosion due to climate change threatens to dump the station into the ocean.

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