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.

Overnight Storm Brings More Snow

The Island awoke to a fresh blanket of snow Sunday following an overnight blast of more winter weather. Total snowfall overnight was 5.5 inches at the National Weather Service station in Edgartown. By afternoon sledders were out in force on sunny Island slopes.

Second Big Snowstorm of Season Hits Island

An overnight coastal blizzard swept up the East Coast late Tuesday forcing schools, businesses and government offices to close for a day in the middle of the week. Then the thermometer plunged to single digits.

Coastal Blizzard Delivers Lingering Winter Blast

The storm will gradually subside after bringing more snow and high winds, the National Weather Service in Taunton said. Schools and government offices are closed. Roads are mostly cleared but drivers are urged to use caution.

Heavy Snowfall at Nightfall; Schools, Government Offices Close

The fast-moving coastal winter storm is expected to last through mid-day Wednesday, with the Cape and Islands receiving snow accumulations of eight to 14 inches. Frigid temperatures will follow.

Warming Up to Cold Blast of Winter

Is summer the Island's true season or is it winter? A meditation on winter, formed during the recent blizzard.

Island Plunges Into Deep Freeze

Hardy bay scallopers were grounded, plumbers were on 24-hour call and hardware stores were doing a brisk business in space heaters, hand and foot warmers as the Vineyard was gripped by bitter cold along with the rest of the East Coast early this week.

Snow Stops, Cold Continues After First Big Storm

The first big snowstorm of the year has settled down but temperatures are expected to drop to six degrees tonight, with wind chills of 15-below late tonight and into tomorrow. Sengekontacket Pond began to freeze over late Friday afternoon.