Say “Windy City,” and most people think of Chicago, but among the large U.S. cities, Boston has the highest average wind speed. Today’s unseasonably warm weather–in the lower 60s Fahrenheit–brought strong gusts of wind, blowing down this tree less than a block from here. You might be able to see that it took a power transformer with it, knocking out electricity for several blocks, including half of our apartment building. Thankfully not our half–but looking across the courtyard I can see my neighbors are still without power.
on Jan 21, 2006