Heavy rains and high winds swept the region yesterday and for residents in Revere, it was a reminder of the destructive tornado that ripped through their community in July — the effects of which they are still dealing with, five months later.
Heavy rain may complicate commutes and even cause coastal flooding this week. But after two months of unusually dry conditions, we need the water, and if the National Weather Service is right, we could be in for quite a bit of wet weather this winter, according to WGBH News Science Editor Heather Goldstone.
An architectural light show entitled illUmiNations: Protecting Our Planet, designed to inspire action on climate change, is projected on the side of United Nations headquarters Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. More than 120 world leaders convene Tuesday for a U.N. summit aimed at galvanizing political will for a new global climate treaty by the end of 2015.
The city of Revere is in recovery mode as it continues its cleanup efforts after Monday’s tornado. But beyond the business of cleanup are the emotions storm victims are feeling. I was on the scene as soon as the storm hit and returned the next day to get a deeper sense of how lives have changed.
Meteorologist Rich Hamel normally chases tornados in the Midwest, but on Monday, he only had to go as far as Revere, Mass., to get his fix. An EF-2 tornado touched down there, tearing a two-mile path of destruction but not seriously injuring anyone.
The Fourth of July celebration on the Esplanade in Boston has been moved up to Thursday, though the fireworks may be held until Saturday. With the storm now called a Hurricane Arthur, state police and event organizers want to be sure festivities are safe.
After a day of deliberations and weather forecasts, officials decided it was best to reschedule the Fourth of July festivities, but plans are still tentative. Massachusetts State Police Colonel Timothy Alben says the concert is either happening today or not at all. It can’t be rescheduled for Saturday.
A tropical storm moving up the East Coast has forced Boston to move its 4th of July Boston Pops Fireworks spectacular on the Esplanade to to July 3.
Storrow Drive will close at noon, according to Massachusetts State Police. The Mass. Ave. and Longfellow bridges will close at 6 p.m. Heavy crowds and an even heavier workday commute are expected. Officials at a Wednesday afternoon press conference urged people to take the MBTA.
Security near the Hatch Shell oval will open to the public at 5 p.m., and the Boston Pops concert is is slated to begin at 8 p.m.
On June 1, 2011, heavy, dark-gray and greenish clouds descended from the skies above Central Massachusetts. Swirling funnels cut swaths through the city of Springfield and neighboring towns. Trees and housing debris flew through the air. One tornado seemed to travel along the Massachusetts Turnpike, shearing woods in the tiny hamlet of Monson. Homes and town offices were devastated.
Jennifer Nassour and John Nucci were guests on the Monday politics segment. Jennifer Nassour is former chair of the Mass. Republican Party, and founder of Conservative Women for a Better Future. John Nucci writes for the Boston Herald. Nucci is also Vice President of Government Affairs and Communications at Suffolk University.
Spring began officially at 12:57 EST on Thursday. Are you feeling it? Are you afraid to have your heart broken, again, by wintry blasts of weather? Jim and Margery opened up the lines. (Starts at 1:00)
Molly Baldwin, CEO of Roca, joined BPR to talk about the $27 million grant Roca got from the state. Roca focuses on putting at-risk men ages 17 to 24 to work, to keep them out of prison. Angel Vidal has been enrolled in Roca for a year-and-a-haf.
Daylight saving: ready to spring forward? Jim and Margery talked about the take-an-hour, lose-an-hour biannual phenomenon. Edgar B. Herwick IIIof WGBH's Curiosity Desk brought Jim, Margery and callers up to speed on daylight saving.
I know them all by their first names: Barry, Shiri, Mike, Nelly, Chris, Todd, and the two Danielles.
Boston’s meteorologists and weather casters have become my information port in the storm, appointment viewing throughout this never-ending winter. And I’ve been glued to the screen for the last few days when they began predicting today’s precipitation.
What started as a lighthearted practice in South Boston has spread to other parts of the city, like here in the South End, where Yohannes Afework has just parallel parked with ease. But he says he doesn’t use space savers.
Complaints about uneven snow removal are fairly common. Days after a storm blew through Boston last year, dozens of side streets and alleys were still packed with snow — I wondered if this took on a class dimension in Boston, as it supposedly did in Manhattan recently when wealthy residents accused the new mayor there of neglecting their streets, a sort of reverse-Dickensian tale.
If your New England roots reach back to the 1970s, you know today’s snow totals are actually pretty tame compared to what we’ve been through. And if you think back over the years, you’ll notice a pattern to our region’s winter weather.
Logan Airport started the day at a crawling pace as crews manning the snow plows and de-icing trucks tried to keep up with the rate of snowfall. But that wasn’t the only challenge they faced. Unlike the last storm when the snow was light and fluffy, this time it was wet and heavy, making it difficult to move.
Ready for another round of winter weather? Heavy snow is expected for tomorrow’s commute, and it’s not just drivers who’ll be battling the elements. Edgar Herwick of the WGBH Curiosity Desk shows us what it’s like navigating slippery, snow-covered streets on just two wheels.
South of Boston, cities and towns were blanketed with more than a foot of snow overnight, but here in the city, we were spared the brunt of the storm. But the dearth of snow didn’t stop some residents from the performing a notorious winter-weather ritual.
While Boston lucked out by receiving only 4 inches of snow, the Cape and Islands and South Shore got walloped, with some areas receiving upward of a foot of snow. Weymouth was one of those towns, getting 15.5 inches.