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Melting snow, road salt causing manhole fires around NYC

FDNY is responding to multiple reports of manhole fires Monday morning as the melting snow and road salt from the overnight storm is wreaking havoc on the utilities system. A call for a manhole fire at 826 Crown Street in Brooklyn came in at 9:06 a.m., the department confirmed, and firefighters...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 4:40pm

NYC Weather: Weekend could see some snow

Get ready to bundle up: New York City could see some snow this weekend.  New York City weather has been chilly, for sure, but it’s about to get even more wintry with a 50 percent chance of snow this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The flurries are expected to start...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:17am

Here's why your phone battery dies when it's cold outside

Wonder why your phone dies in cold weather? Blame the Lithium battery. It happens to all of us and it will probably happen today if you're in the cold parts of the United States.  In fact, it’s so cold in the Midwest that you can’t stay outside for more than 10 minutes without experiencing...

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 2:33pm

How to avoid injury while shoveling snow

You probably know how to shovel snow, at least you think you've got it down to a T. But one wrong move, and you can hurt yourself in the process. Last week, the East Coast and mid-Atlantic experienced their first winter storm of the season. The storm, called "Avery," brought 6....

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:51pm

NYC could get more spring snow this weekend

New York City recently saw the biggest April snowstorm since 2003 — and that still wasn’t the end of this year’s winter weather. Yup, another bout of spring snow could be headed our way at the end of this week, according to the National Weather Service. Snow is possible...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 1:32pm

Boston could see more spring snow later this week

Even in April, winter is still holding on. Another sprinkle of spring snow could hit Massachusetts later this week, according to the National Weather Service Boston office. The flurries could accumulate during the Friday morning commute, and though Bay Staters are used to driving in the snow,...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

Fourth nor'easter of 2018 to hit Boston

Even more snow is slated to hit the Northeast this week, despite the fact that spring has technically sprung. The National Weather Service’s Boston office issued a Winter Storm Warning for Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island and Connecticut ahead of the coming nor'easter. The warning...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 1:44pm

Boston area could see 5 inches of snow this week

Some of the snow in Boston was able to melt last week, but already, more is on the way. Monday will see the start of some light snow, with about an inch possibly accumulating throughout the day.  These flurries will prominently affect Eastern Massachusetts and mostly remain light, though the...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 3:00pm

Updated Boston school snow closings for Friday - Massachusetts

Most Boston area schools are expected to remain closed on Friday as whatever is left over from snow removal on the roads tomorrow morning will freeze due to more arctic air coming into Massachusetts. Boston's forecast for Friday includes a high of 16 degrees with a low of zero, meaning roads...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 3:56pm

When will Snow Bomb Cyclone end stop?

The first major snow storm of 2018 is here, with the so-called Snow Bomb Cyclone delivering over a foot of snow in some parts of the Northeast. For the major cities that will be affected by this storm - Boston, New York and Philadelphia - snowfall will only occur on Thursday. That's not to say...

Thursday, January 4, 2018 - 11:40am

U.S. experiences most widespread White Christmas in 5 years

On top of family bonding and prime gifts from your painstakingly long wish-list, another big indicator of a successful Christmas is snow. And this year, the U.S. experienced the most widespread White Christmas in five years. According to Weather.com, almost half of the contiguous U.S. (the Lower...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 6:49pm

SnoHub brings snowplow services on demand

Winter is on its way, and for homeowners, the season comes with the responsibility of shoveling your driveway and clearing off your steps all by yourself. To James Albis, dealing with snow is one of the biggest pains of owning a home, so he came up with a solution: a way to order snowplow service...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 2:27pm

Canadian searchers recover bodies of 2 snowshoers from Boston buried in avalanche

Search crews in Canada have recovered the bodies of two Boston residents caught in an avalanche while snowshoeing in Alberta's Banff National Park,according to multiple reports.The man and woman, both 32,were reported missing last week. Their bodies were found Friday, under 6 to 10 feet of snow on...

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 11:29am

NYC believed the hype, but the NWS service knew Stella wasn't as vicious as reported

New York City prepared itself for snow storm Stella’s onslaught. Weather forecasters called for nearly two feet of snow. The mayor cancelled school. Commuters couldn’t get to work as MTA shut services down and modified others. UberEats wasn’t delivering food.But things didn’t have to get so real,...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 4:12pm

Stella blasts Boston with powerful winds and a foot of snow

Tuesday’s blizzard dumped almost a foot of snow on Boston, but it was the strong winds and freezing rain that proved far more ferocious.Despite getting fewer inches than expected, Mayor Marty Walsh said Winter Storm Stella still delivered as far as wind and ice were concerned.“We’re not getting the...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 5:20pm

VIDEO: Tractor trailer spins out on Zakim Bridge during snowstorm

State officials are warning motorists to stay off of the snowy, slushy roads on Tuesday, especially following a spinout on the Zakim Bridge in Boston.Massachusetts Department of Transportation highway cameras caught the incident in which a tractor-trailer spun out on Tuesday at around noon, amid...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 2:48pm

Boston Yeti Tracker: Where to find him in the storm

It's snowing in Boston and that means the Boston Yeti is on the prowl.Boston's favoriteAbominable Snowman is trekking around Union Square — look for the big, furry, white animal with the furry walrus hat.RELATED: Winter blizzard blows Boston Yeti back into townWord on the street is he could be...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 1:07pm

Watch the blizzard strike in Boston

The blizzard hit Boston a little later than expected Tuesday morning, with heavy snowfall and gale force winds hitting the city around 11 a.m.RELATED: Winter Storm Stella: Live updates (Boston, New York, Philly)Despite the slow start to the storm, winds were reaching speeds in excess of 50 mph and...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:27pm

Winter Storm Stella in Boston, by the numbers

It's been snowing since about 8 a.m. in Boston, and it's not done yet.Here's a look at Boston by the numbers so far, and what to expect in the near future:- Logan Airport has about 4.5 inches of snow as of 1:30 p.m.;- 6 to 8 inches of snow are expected between until 3 p.m., according to Rene...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 11:09am

More than 6,300 flights canceled Tuesday during snowstorm

Thousands of flights continue to get canceled Tuesday as the winter storm starts piling inches along the East Coast.As of 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, more than 6,300 domestic flights were canceled and another 2,800 delayed, according to flight-status tracking service FlightAware.com.That's in addition to...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:39am