Amid Tornado Warnings, Summer Storm Brushes Martha's Vineyard
Julia Wells

A burst of extreme weather passed over Martha’s Vineyard mid-day Tuesday, tossing seas and prompting rare tornado warnings.

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Weekend Heat Wave Blankets Martha's Vineyard
Julia Wells

The heat wave that blanketed much of the country with soaring temperatures and sticky humidity all weekend did not spare the Vineyard, where hundreds flocked to cooling shoreside places.

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Fast-Moving Summer Storm Startles With Hail, Thunder, Lightning
Holly Pretsky

A series of thunderstorms took Islanders by surprise Saturday, dropping hail and featuring a dramatic lightning show. After a sunny, summery day, the storm swept in from the northwest.

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Schools Close Early

Martha’s Vineyard public schools will close early Tuesday due to the oncoming winter storm. The regional high school will close at 11; elementary schools will close at noon. The charter school is closing at 12.30 p.m.

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Island Emergency Managers Hone Readiness
Holly Pretsky
It's peak hurricane season, and Island emergency managers are practicing tabletop drills and making sure they are stocked up for shelters — just in case.
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August Humidity Brings the Crabbies
Lynne Irons
I could not have been happier with the lovely rain last Saturday afternoon.
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Heat Wave Keeps Island Emergency Responders Busy
Holly Pretsky

A heat wave and Fourth of July crowds have resulted in a flurry of medical issues that kept Island emergency responders busy this week.

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Waves of Wind
Suzan Bellincampi
George Eliot, pen name for novelist and poet Mary Anne Evans, captured my feelings when she explained, “Certain winds will make men’s temper bad.”
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Water Levels in Great Ponds Reach Historic High
Landry Harlan

Torrents of rain from recent storms have caused Vineyard Great Ponds to rise to historic levels, threatening shellfish and surrounding homes.

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Rain, Rain, from Drizzles to Deluges
Suzan Bellincampi
Nothing was truer for February than the proverb “when it rains, it pours.”
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