• Storm clouds loom over Edgartown Light.
  • Timothy Johnson

Wet June

We had a wet spring. June has been extremely wet and we are still nine days from the last day of the month. As of Tuesday, the Vineyard received 5.98 inches of rainfall in the first 18 days of the month. Rainfall is measured at the National Weather Service cooperative station in Edgartown.

Since June arrived, the Vineyard has received measurable rainfall on 13 of those 18 days. We’ve had three June days when more than an inch of rain fell.

February remains the wettest month of the year, so far, with 6.63 inches of precipitation.

May was wet with 5.40 inches of rainfall. April, too, was wet, with a total of 4.62 inches.

Stay tuned.

Big Full Moon

Tomorrow night’s full moon won’t just look big as it rises in the east; it is big. The full moon is close, in perigee, closer to the Earth, than it usually is in its 28 day orbit around the Earth. Astronomers estimate the moon is just short of 222,000 miles away.

The moon’s orbit around the Earth is eliptical. Once a month, the moon is close and once a month it is farthest away, in apogee. But only a few times a year, the moon is both full and in perigee.

Extreme high and low tides will continue through the week, a product of this astronomical event.

Sunrise and Sunset
Day Sunrise Sunset
Fri., June 21 5:07 8:19
Sat., June 22 5:07 8:19
Sun., June 23 5:07 8:19
Mon., June 24 5:07 8:19
Tues., June 25 5:08 8:20
Wed., June 26 5:08 8:20
Thurs., June 27 5:08 8:20
Fri., June 28 5:09 8:20
Temperatures and Precipitations
Day Max (Fº) Min (Fº) Inches
June 14 67 53 1.29
June 15 72 53 0.02
June 16 76 57 T
June 17 75 60 0.00
June 18 79 59 0.01
June 19 78 59 0.06
June 20 73 53 0.00


Water temperature in Edgartown harbor: 71º F


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