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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.

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.

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By adamg - 7/23/20 - 5:47 pm
Storm cloud over downtown Boston

Emily Murphy looked out over downtown this afternoon.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 12:18 am
Fay from space

Fay at 9:50 p.m. Source.

Friday morning update: Fay's path has shifted enough that the NWS has taken down its flash-flood watch for eastern Mass.

The National Weather Service has posted a flash flood watch for the entire state for Friday afternoon through Saturday as tropical storm Fay approaches: Read more.

By adamg - 6/30/20 - 3:24 pm

Walden Pond State Reservation announced today it'd be best to stay out of the water at the historic pond for the time being: Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 3:09 pm

Norwood town officials say they're moving the last patients from Norwood Hospital to other facilities as work begins to repair damage from the flooding yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/20 - 8:32 pm

Update: Another 60 to 70 patients were evacuated around 10:30 p.m.

The town of Norwood reports some 20 Norwood Hospital ICU patients were evacuated this evening after heavy rain flooded the hospital basement, "resulting in an electrical issue on the premises and a loss of power." Read more.

By adamg - 6/28/20 - 8:22 pm
Lightning over East Boston

John in Eastie watched some impressive lightning from East Boston shortly after 8 p.m.

He took another shot shortly before 9 p.m., of a bolt possibly hitting in Cambridge: Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/20 - 3:06 pm

Erin Larson could only watch in amazement as motorists tried to ford an impromptu lake on Commonwealth Avenue near Chestnut Hill Avenue this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 10:00 pm
Stormy skies over Waltham

Roving UHub photographer Melissa H shows us the view down Main Street in Waltham around 8 tonight.

By adamg - 6/4/20 - 10:48 pm
Old Hancock beacon is steady red

Maureen O'Hara was startled to look up this evening and see something other than the steady blue the Old Hancock weather beacon had been locked into since the start of pandemic times. Anybody need a refresher on the rhyme?

By adamg - 4/12/20 - 6:31 pm

The National Weather Service reports we could get wind gusts of up to 65 m.p.h. tomorrow, and National Grid is warning of potential power outages as Mother Nature unleashes her fury and snaps trees like matchsticks as a powerful storm churns across the region and, oh, God, we're babbling again, aren't we? On the bright side, you probably won't have to worry about joggers getting too close to you in local parks.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:32 am
Encore Casino lit up like a heart in the rain

Amy captured the heart windows lit up at Encore Casino in the rain last night. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 2:42 pm
Morrissey Boulevard early this afternoon at high tide

For some reason, Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester remained open in the middle of a rain storm at high tide early this afternoon, giving drivers the chance to experience the thrill of going out to sea - unless they were too timid and instead took the easy way out by driving on the sidewalk near Malibu Beach, as Timmy shows us. He also had a question for DCR: Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 4:54 pm
Sunset over Dewey Square downtown

Flea looked up while crossing Dewey Square near South Station as the sun went down.

Meanwhile, traffic getting onto 128 north at the split was at a complete standstill, allowing the UHub mobile unit to snap this photo of the sunset: Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 8:49 pm
Big clouds over South Boston

Jonathan Berk captured some of the cloud tops over South Boston after the afternoon storm.

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