The Storm that Rattled Windows

Monday’s stormy weather was a cut above the usual rain storms that pass over the Vineyard in November. There was lightning and thunder and for a while leaves flying through the air carried by gusty winds. More blinding was the significant rain, almost three inches.

Drought Advisory Issued for Cape and Islands

Following months of below average rainfall, a drought advisory is now in effect for the Cape and Islands, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday. Dry ponds and low streams are evident all around the Island, even though October has seen good amounts of rain.

High Seas, Stormy Weather Possible Into Wednesday

Minor coastal flooding is possible Wednesday morning in Southeastern Massachusetts, including on the Vineyard, the National Weather Service said. The full moon will combine with strong southerly winds and building seas to produce extreme high tides.

As October Brings Rain, Flood Watch in Effect

October is off to a wet start — so much so that the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for Wednesday night, with the possibility of three to six inches of rain. The watch is in effect until Thursday morning.

In the Eye of the Hurricane: Edna on the Heels of Carol

On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol ravaged the harbors and shorelines of the Vineyard. Eleven days later and 60 years ago today, Edna struck the Island even more directly than Carol. Rare film footage tracks the eye of Edna passing over Chappaquiddick, and Islanders recall that day.

What's the Forecast, Martha? Citizen Soldiers of Climate Tally It Up

The National Weather Service cooperative station in downtown Edgartown saw a changing of the guard this week when meteorologists came to replace the small wooden shelter that houses thermometers. The weather service has collected its field data the same way since 1946.

Quiet Year Predicted for Hurricanes

A hurricane outlook released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says the region will be seeing hurricane activity at normal or less than normal levels. The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Spring Gale Lashes Island

A week after winter had officially come to an end, an early spring gale battered the Vineyard Wednesday, shutting down ferries and sending Islanders indoors for one more snow day.

Island Braces for Overnight Coastal Storm

A blizzard watch was upgraded to a warning Tuesday afternoon as a powerful ocean storm stayed on track to lash the Vineyard overnight with heavy snow, flooding at the time of high tides and gale-force winds. Cancellations were announced for Wednesday morning.

Cost of Clearing Island Roads Piles Up, Like the Snow

Every Island town reported this week that it has already exceeded its snow removal budget for 2014. West Tisbury tops the list by far, with $85,000 spent to date on plowing and sanding town roads.

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