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By adamg - 12/5/20 - 1:38 pm
Satellite image of the nor'easter

A snapshot of the nor'easter currently booming in from the GOES-16 satellite, taken at 10:10 a.m.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 10:09 am
Clogged catch basin at Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street

Cloggy leaves cover catch basin at Comm. Ave. and Gloucester Street in the Back Bay.

On this rain-soaked morning, Boston's 311 system is filling up with complaints this morning about flooding caused by catch basins blocked by leaves, from Spring Park Avenue in Jamaica Plain to Commonwealth Avenue in Brighton and Kittredge Street in Roslindale, from East 7th and M streets in South Boston to the aptly named Pond Street in Dorchester.

By adamg - 11/15/20 - 10:26 pm

The National Weather Service just issued a severe thunderstorm warning for much of eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, that runs through 11:15 p.m. Wind gusts up to 60 m.p.h. and hail the size of pennies possible.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 4:12 pm

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs reports that while the entire state is still kind of droughty, precipitation last month means we're no longer in a critical drought.

Ed. note: Further proof comes in the Charles River between Millennium and Cutler parks, where the islands or sandbanks that had appeared over the summer - long enough to begin to get colonized by land-based plants - are now under water again.

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By adamg - 10/31/20 - 12:08 pm
Orange tree along the Charles after the snow

Ethan McCoy went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge during the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 11:06 am
Message in the snow: Vote

June Politano reports she got a little bored while waiting for the bus on the Fellsway this morning, so she left a message for other riders.

Patrick Melrose, meanwhile, contemplated the mixed message of snow-covered pumpkins in Melrose: Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 9:54 am
Masts of the USS Constitution in the snow

On this first snowy morning of the season, Thomas Hook looked out his Charlestown window towards the masts of Old Ironsides.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 9:31 pm
Snow map for Massachusetts

Latest snow-total prediction map from the National Weather Service.

As you can see, the National Weather Service is now predicting 1 to 2 inches of snow in the Greater French Toast area, with up to 3 inches possible in the more remote sections, such as West Roxbury and Hyde Park. There's a winter-weather advisory out for the areas west and north of 128

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:57 am
Lightning over Boston Harbor

Lightning over South Boston and Boston Harbor. See it larger.

From a downtown aerie, Jonathan Berk was thunderstruck during the second wave of yesterday afternoon's storm. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/20 - 6:11 pm
Downed tree in Cambridge

That was some storm that just came through. Josh Bitker snapped Huron Avenue in Cambridge, where a tree came down, taking trackless-trolley lines with it as it crashed onto a car parked in what turned out to be the wrong place. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/20 - 7:37 pm
Rainbow over Readville

Jake looked up over Readville after this afternoon's rain.

Rachel Anne Miller looked out over Beacon Hill and downtown Boston around the same time: Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 9:42 am
Tree down in Roslindale

Ed Grzyb reports this tree came down on Brown Avenue in Roslindale this morning, taking out the sidewalk and utility lines, but adds nobody was hurt.

State Police report falling trees shut the ramp from Cambridge Street to Storrow Drive and VFW Parkway near the Home Depot in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 9:12 pm

In Codman Square, it was raining turkeys.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 5:51 pm
Storm moving in over Jamaica Plain

Evan Stark captured the storm moving in over Jamaica Plain, just before the skies opened up this afternoon:

Emily Murphy, meanwhile, looked out over downtown Boston around 4:45 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/20 - 7:14 pm
Big storm cloud over Boston area

Matt Frank watched the late-afternoon storm band move over Malden and Everett. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/20 - 10:32 am

Update: Trains are running again, but with diesel locomotives in place of the usual electric engines.

Amtrak reports falling trees did a number on the Northeast Corridor in Connecticut: Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 11:58 pm
Isaias on Monday night

Isaias around 9:30 p.m., Monday. Source.

The local National Weather Service sums up a storm that could mean downed trees and possibly even the odd tornado: Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/20 - 5:42 pm
Isaias cone

OK, OK, a lot can happen between now and Tuesday, but the latest Cone of Probability from the National Hurricane Center shows us right in the potential path of Isaias - they don't even have New York listed, and we are among those East Coast "interests" that need to monitor the progress of the storm. 2020, amirite? Read more.

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