Boston set a new high temperature record Thursday when thermometers hit 66 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The unseasonably warm February day surpassed the previous record just after 12:30 p.m. — beating out a 65-degree day on Feb. 23, 1990. By 4 p.m. temperatures had climbed to 68 degrees.
Flights canceled, roads hazardous as winter storm pummels New England
Hundreds of flights were canceled, scores of vehicle crashes reported and schools and government offices shuttered as the third winter storm in five days slammed New England on Monday. Government offices were closed throughout Maine, with much of the state's coast expecting to see 18 inches to 24 inches of snow by the day's end, according to the National Weather Service. "Travel conditions are expected to remain treacherous throughout Monday," said Maine Governor Paul LePage. "Stay off the...
Boston braces for second blizzard this week
Another day, another blizzard for Boston. After a mild start to the winter, the second blizzard this week brought the promise of another foot of snow and prompted school closures across the state, including in Boston. Snow totals of 9 to 13 inches, winds of more than 50 miles per hour and low visibility prompted Mayor Marty Walsh to “play it safe,” he said, announcing the closure in a 4 p.m. news conference Sunday “out of the safety for our kids and also for keeping people off the roads.”
More snow expected for Boston through weekend
Did you enjoy Thursday's snow day, Boston? Well, there's more where that came from. While it won't rival the more than 12 inches of snow that much of Boston got hit with on Thursday, up to 3 more inches could accumulate late Friday night into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The mercury on Friday will be bone-chilling, reaching no higher than 21 degrees.
PHOTOS: Boston blizzard makes its presence known
The snowstorm that is expected in Boston started off slowly Thursday morning, but began picking up by 10 a.m. About five inches had accumulated as of noon, but forecasts predict up to 20 inches of snow could fall by the end of the day. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. RELATED: The snowstorm has started: What you need to know in Boston Some residents tried to get ahead of the storm, busting out snow blowers, road salt and shovels. Others hit Harvard Yard to revel in the...