August 21: Hot in Downtown Vineyard Haven

Friday, August 21: Hot in downtown Vineyard Haven. Secret Service vehicles roll out of the ferry Island Home in early afternoon. Asphalt parking lot is hot to the touch. Police officer waves cars through an already crowded Five Corners. Hazy hot afternoon. Two large helicopters speed over the town. Clear evening.

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August 14: West Tisbury Agricultural Society Field is Damp from Overnight Rain

Friday, August 14: West Tisbury Agricultural Society field is damp from overnight rain. Rising sun casts long shadows on the vacant fairgrounds. Temperature reaches the 80s in the sun.

Saturday, August 15: Dog days of July in August. The morning is sunny. Light southwest breeze pushes sailboats out of Edgartown harbor. Herreshoff sailors congregate in the water off the Edgartown Lighthouse for a day of racing.

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August 7: Clear and Sunny

Friday, August 7: Clear and sunny. Catboat heads out of Edgartown harbor. Northwest wind in the morning drops to a light shifting breeze after lunch. Calm afternoon. Nantucket Sound offers sharp visibility. In the late afternoon high flying cirrus clouds appear as thin whisps of pink cotton candy overhead.

Saturday, August 8: Light southwest wind in the morning. Sailboats in Nantucket Sound are becalmed. Increasing fair weather clouds. Cumulus clouds hug the western horizon. Fast ferry speeds across the Sound and leaves behind a long white wake.

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July 31: Partly Cloudy

Friday, July 31: Partly cloudy. Clouds darken. Skies are threatening. Heavy rain arrives late. The sound of large raindrops sound off on a Vineyard Haven roof.

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July 24: Overnight Heavy Rain

Friday, July 24: Overnight heavy rain. Morning sunshine. High wind warning over Vineyard waters. Large 15-foot seas offshore. Strong southerly breeze keeps most of the shark tournament boats tied up in the harbor. Late afternoon turns sunny and warm. Wildflowers dot a field at Sweetened Water Farm. Late afternoon is quiet on Lagoon Pond.

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July 17: Bright Sunny and Muggy Day

Friday, July 17: Bright sunny and muggy day. Temperatures reach 84 degrees, marking the first time the Island has broken 80 this summer. Sunny. Vineyard beaches fill with Island visitors. Joseph Sylvia State Beach is dotted with colorful beach umbrellas. Dozens of swimmers line up to jump from the Big Bridge into the channel.

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July 10: Clear, Sunny

Friday, July 10: Clear, sunny. A light southwest wind in the afternoon. High speed boats round East Chop and head toward Oak Bluffs. Excellent visibility. The wind lightens. Calm before sunset. Not a puff of air after sunset. Lagoon Pond is flat calm and reflects the warm colorful tapestry of the setting sun.

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Friday, July 3: Mostly Sunny

Friday, July 3: Mostly sunny. Deep blue skies overhead. Changing clouds overhead. Temperature rises to the mid-70s. Crowds of vacationers come off the ferry Island Home in Vineyard Haven late. Long lines of headlights speed up State Road.

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June 26: Rainy Afternoon

Friday, June 26: Rainy afternoon. Damp dripping landscape at Norton Farm. Long branches hang wet and low over the State Forest bicycle path.

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June 19: Overcast, Gray Day

Friday, June 19: Overcast, gray day. High humidity. Downtown Water street Vineyard Haven is bustling with pedestrian traffic in the afternoon. Clouds lighten. Brief sunshine. Clouds thicken late.

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