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Photos and videos of the next big storm

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  January 11, 2011 11:38 AM

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Okay, you hardy New Englanders -- time to clean your sensors and charge your videocam batteries: we're counting on you once again to help us document the severity and extent of the storm that's about to land on our doorstep.

Here are some suggestions, illustrated by your photos from the recent blizzard:

1. Show the severity of the storm without putting yourself in danger.

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Photo by Randy Arseneau of Scituate


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Photo by Dave S. of Charlestown


2. Show how deep the snow is in your area. You don't have to drop your kid into a snowdrift up to his eyeballs, but use some other object, such as a car or patio furniture, to provide some context for the snow.

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Photo by Purna of South Weymouth


3. Photograph or videotape something unusual. You may have read that the Charles River turned a weird yellow color during the last blizzard. A few MIT and Cambridge folks submitted photos of it to our last snowstorm gallery, and the Globe reprinted two of them in the paper -- including the one below. So keep your eyes open!

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Photo by Jingjing of Cambridge


4. Make 'em laugh. There's something absurd about the weather in these parts, and maintaining a sense of humor as these storms wallop us sometimes is the only way to get through them.

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Photo by Katie of Boston


5. Find the beauty in the storm. Enough said.

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Photo by Gerry Larvey of Randolph


Here's the form where you can upload your photos and see the images others have submitted.

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