Friday, June 18: Sunny and summer-like. Rosa rugosa in full bloom along the Beach Road in Edgartown. Youngsters splash water at the State Beach, under the guarded eye of parents wading nearby. Children jump from the Big Bridge. Temperature reaches the 80s.
Saturday, June 19: Light breeze in Nantucket Sound. A fleet of small recreational fishing boats are anchored off Lucas Shoal. Bright and sunny. Strawberry festival in West Tisbury. Steady southwest wind. Gusts rise to over 20 mph. Choppy seas in Nantucket Sound. Music is in the air in Oak Bluffs. The harbor is full of boats, late. Pedestrian traffic overflows onto the street. Warm night.
Sunday, June 20: Father’s Day. Sailing off Vineyard Haven harbor in the late afternoon, under bright blue skies and a brisk breeze. Soccer game at Veterans Memorial Park under a hot sun. Hazy sunshine late in the afternoon.
Monday, June 21: Pink and white roses in bloom on South Water street in Edgartown. Light breeze in the afternoon. Wind dies down to calm at sunset. In the last minutes of the longest day, rays of sun paint the western sky in shades of red, orange and yellow.
Tuesday, June 22: Dawn is brilliant red over Oak Bluffs. Martha’s Vineyard Hospital lights are on. In the still air, mosquitos rule the town before sunrise. Crows drift in flight over the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road at sunrise. Sunny. Tiger lilies in full bloom along East Chop Drive in Oak Bluffs. Skies are hazy in the afternoon. Towering cumulus clouds in the western sky. Smiling captain aboard lobster boat bobbing up and down off East Chop.
Wednesday, June 23: Predawn thunderstorm passes over the Vineyard. Steady rain. Fast moving fair weather clouds overhead after sunrise. Hot and muggy by 10 a.m. Temperature in the 80s in downtown Vineyard Haven. Parking lane full at Bend in the Road Beach in afternoon. Asphalt is hot underfoot at the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority wharf.
Thursday, June 24: Calm morning. Breeze rises with the arrival of sunshine. Sunny and muggy. Mostly sunny. Thick stratus clouds move overhead in advance of an approaching cold front. Windy.