Sept. 12: Mostly Sunny in the Morning

Friday, Sept. 12: Mostly sunny in the morning. Clouds increase in the afternoon. Foggy evening.

Saturday, Sept. 13: Heavy rain in Vineyard Haven at dawn. Rain in Oak Bluffs. A small gathering at the Edgartown Lighthouse at 1 p.m. under overcast skies. Light damp breeze. Poor visibility across Nantucket Sound. Fishing boats come in and out of Edgartown harbor in the afternoon.

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June 20: A Large Gibbous Moon Hangs Low

Friday, June 20: A large gibbous moon hangs low over the western sky at dawn on the first day of summer. Mostly sunny afternoon. Bicycles speed past Ocean Park towards Edgartown. A small fleet of sailboats crosses Nantucket Sound. Light chop. Orange and red beach towels hang from a Camp Ground backyard clothes line. Light afternoon breeze.

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August 15: Hot and Sunny Beach Day

Friday, August 15: Hot and sunny beach day. Clouds increase in the afternoon. Thunderstorms pass to the north and south of the Island in the afternoon. Sun shines occasionally through high altitude clouds. Sunset is muted. A severe, noisy thunderstorm arrives before midnight. Rain is heavy.

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August 8: Thunderstorm in the First Hours of the Morning

Friday, August 8: Thunderstorm in the first hours of the morning. Bright lightning fills the skies over Vineyard Haven. Rain is heavy and stops by 3 a.m. The morning is partly cloudy.

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July 25: Heavy Rain Overnight

Friday, July 25: Heavy rain overnight. The landscape is dripping wet from a night of thunderstorms. More storms in the afternoon. Loud rumbling thunder echoes through the streets of Vineyard Haven. Large puddles slow nightlife traffic in Oak Bluffs.

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August 1: Clear and Sunny Day

Friday, August 1: Clear and sunny day. Clouds hug close to the southern sky over the Atlantic Ocean. Clear skies overhead at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in the afternoon. Clouds obscure the sunset. Light breeze. The Milky Way shines overhead. Jupiter is above the southeastern sky.

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August 22: Hundreds Gather for the Draft Horse Pull

Friday, August 22: Hundreds gather at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society fair for the draft horse pull. The air is dry. The sounds and lights of the carnival rides dominate the grounds late in the afternoon. Fireworks over Oak Bluffs are visible from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven. Afterward lines of headlights and brake lights dominate the Oak Bluffs roads.

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June 13: Sunny and Warm

Friday, June 13: Sunny and warm. Not as hot. Temperature rises to the high 70s in the sun. The air is dry and fragrant. Rosa rugosa blooms on small sand dunes at State Beach. Floral display lines the Edgartown-Oak Bluffs road. Beach towels and swimmers color the beach.

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June 6: Rain in the Morning

Friday, June 6: Rain in the morning. Clearing skies. Warm. Fog settles over the Vineyard at night. The low dark sound of the Nobska Light foghorn can be heard from Oak Bluffs to Vineyard Haven late at night.

Saturday, June 7: Sunny. Soil is turned over by tractor at Morning Glory Farm. The soil smells fresh and looks dark. Southwest wind shifts to a strong westerly wind. Fly-fishermen line the North Shore in the late afternoon. Pretty sunset.

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July 4: Hot and Sunny

Friday, July 4: Hot and sunny. Smoke rises above Vineyard Haven Main street. Temperature rises to the high 70s, hotter in the sun. Firemen sip water under a hot overhead sun. Fourth of July parade takes place under clear hazy skies. Hot and breezy. The harbor is full of boats. Low clouds try to interfere with a spectacular fireworks display.

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