January Storm One for Record Books

By many accounts, the blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow and battered the coastline with hurricane-force winds was historic. Days after it first struck, the impact of the powerful two-day storm could still be felt throughout the Island.

Vineyard Lights Stayed On, While Sister Island Cut Off from World

Lights flickered out across the eastern part of the state at the height of the blizzard Tuesday, with power outages in every town on Cape Cod, and all of Nantucket going dark. By contrast, few outages were reported on the Vineyard during the first major snowstorm of the season.

Island Under Water as Northeaster Passes Through

The Steamship Authority began cancelling trips late Tuesday morning but had resumed service again by evening. East Chop Drive was closed, parts of Beach Road were under water; the storm was felt up and down the Massachusetts coast

November Is Second Wettest in 68 Years

November was rainy — the wettest month of the year so far and the second rainiest November since 1946, numbers from the National Weather Service station in Edgartown show.

With Storm in Forecast, Ferry Cancellations Anticipated Wednesday

The Steamship Authority said they anticipate ferry service disruptions Wednesday because of the weather; a high wind advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday. Extra ferry service was added Tuesday for the Martha's Vineyard route.

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.

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