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Share Your Snow Photos from Thursday Night’s Storm

Last year: MBTA workers shovel out the Union Park Street Silver Line stop.

Surprise! You went to bed Thursday night with a light dusting, and when you woke up, there’s several inches of snow standing between you and your commute. 

Show us what it looks like on your street. Please take your camera or cellphone, stick it out a window or doorway and take a photo or a video. Then upload it to this article. You can sign in with your Patch or your Facebook account.

It’s easy, just click the “upload” button above and follow the directions. Be sure to include a caption for your photo that lets others know where the photo was taken. The more specific you are the better, but simply mentioning the street is fine too.

Let’s have some fun with this and see what we can create together. Stay warm.

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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Will the South End Get Snow From this Storm?

Boston should expect mostly rain from this week's storm.

Boston’s in for some wet weather Wednesday through Friday. This is a slow moving storm, which means a the light precipitation you see will eventually add up.

For Boston, however, the local weather teams aren’t predicting very much snow. Instead, expect a lot of rain and maybe some heavy slushy snow in spots. While areas inland may get a half a foot of snow, Boston’s bigger concern is the three high tides during this storm. Flooding may become an issue along the immediate coast.

Here are the latest forecasts from the local television news weather teams. All totals were updated Wednesday morning.

WHDH (7 News): All rain

WLVI (NewsCenter 5): 1-2 inches along the coast, six inches or more inland

WBZ (CBS Local): 2-4 inches

WFXT (MyFox Boston): 1-3 inches

NECN: 1-3 inches

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - March 6, 2013 at 5:46 pm

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VIDEO: Go Inside a Boston Snow Plow During a Storm

With another possible storm headed our way this weekend, Boston’s public works employees could have some long hours ahead. 

Ever wonder what a storm looks like from their point of view? Curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and take a look. 

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

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South End Storm Center: Blizzard Warning until 1 p.m. Saturday

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 9, 2013 at 11:18 am

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City Taking Precautions to Deal with Serious Winter Storm

Last year: Franklin Square received a blanket of snow.

With a borderline “historic” blizzard approaching the city, Boston officials have already begun to make arrangements for snow removal, power outages and emergecy rescue. 

With the latest forecasts predicting 1-2 feet of snow to fall in Boston from Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, city departments are already preparing. More than 600 pieces of equipment and snowplows will be active on city streets by early Friday morning, according to the mayor’s office. 

The Office of Emergency Management is coordinating with city agencies, NSTAR, and the Weather Service, Boston Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services have arranged for additional staffing, and police will be stationed at major intersections around the city. The Inspectional Services Department will double its shifts of inspectors working this weekend to deal with anticipated power and heat outages.

“This is a very serious storm that is developing,” Mayor Menino said. “Safety is our number one priority, and my Snow Team will continue to monitor the situation so that Boston is ready for whatever comes our way.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 8, 2013 at 4:59 am

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South End Storm Center: MBTA to Shut Down at 3:30 p.m. Friday

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 8, 2013 at 3:32 am

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Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe During the Storm

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

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Weekend Storm Alert Upgraded to Blizzard Watch

This forecast map from the National Weather Service ( shows expected snow coverage on Friday night, Feb. 8, 2013. A blizzard watch is in effect for the Boston area down to Providence, RI.

The National Weather Service’s winter storm alert issued earlier today has been replaced with a “Blizzard Watch,” in effect starting Friday morning.

“A potential historic winter storm and blizzard is expected to drop one to two feet of snow across much of the region Friday into Saturday,” the National Weather Service alert states.

The watch affects much of eastern Massachusetts, including the Boston area, as well as northern and central Rhode Island, and runs Friday morning into Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will be in the mid 20s.

The National Weather Service is forecasting “heavy snow with the potential for blizzard conditions and accumulations of 12 to 24 inches.” Light snow is expected to develop by Friday morning, increasing in intensity during the afternoon. The heaviest snowfall will occur Friday night into Saturday morning, when snowfall rates that could reach 2-3 inches per hour.

“Heavy snow and strong winds will bring the potential for blizzard conditions,” the National Weather Service reports. “Travel may become nearly impossible with blowing and drifting snow.” read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm

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Storm Could Drop up to 18 Inches of Snow in Boston

A major winter storm will move into the Boston area on Friday into Saturday, potenially dumping one to two feet of snow on Boston this weekend.

A weather service snowfall total forecast map released late this morning shows 14 to 18 inches falling in the Boston area.

“A major winter storm will bring the potential for a foot or more of snow across much of the region Friday into early Saturday,” said the winter storm warning from the National Weather Service. 

Light snow will develop on Friday morning, and snowfall will increase to become heavy on Friday afternoon then taper off on Saturday.

“Deep snow accumulations are likely on untreated roads,” according to the NWS. “In addition, strong winds may develop to create near blizzard conditions across Eastern Massachusetts Friday night into early Saturday.”

Snowfall rates could be 2-3 inches per hour, and wind gusts could reach up to 50mph, the advisory reads.   read more

Posted by Stephen Sandberg - February 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

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