Here Come the Slurpee Waves
Suzan Bellincampi
Though January has just begun, the month has gifted us with a whole new vocabulary.
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Storm Buffets Vineyard With High Winds, Rough Seas
Julia Wells

A blustery overnight storm that passed over the Vineyard Sunday and Monday downed trees and roughed up seas. Ferries were cancelled for most of the day, but began running again at about 5 p.m.

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Life Between the Snow and Earth
Suzan Bellincampi
As long as there is at least six inches, there is life between the snow and earth.
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Dry, Dryer, Driest: The Year in Weather
Steve Myrick
In a word: dry. The year 2016 saw widespread drought conditions over the second half of the year on Martha’s Vineyard, not good for local farmers, but maybe not bad for a resort Island that depends on good beach days.
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Heavy Blow
Vineyard Gazette

On Tuesday night it blew a violent gale from the southeast, for about ten hours. The U. States schr. Gallatin in attempt­ing to get to the wharf, was driven on shore; her tender, the Gazelle, was driven high and dry upon the beach, and nearly all the copper on her starboard side washed off. The smack Bruce, in coming into the harbor, dropt her an­chor, but as we understand did not have her cable secured, and consequently, went ashore between Coffin’s and Commercial wharf. She got off without much damage, yesterday.

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The Great Gale
Vineyard Gazette
Wednesday, September 8th, will ever be memorable from the fact of the furious gale of wind which raged in this section of the country. In fact, the newspapers all agree that it was the most fearful “blow-out” old Boreas has had since the historic September gale of 1815; and they all with one accord, express the hope that our land may never again be visited with such another powerful manifestation of strength and fury of the elements.
 
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A Terrific Storm Sweeps the Coast, Causing Many Wrecks and Loss of Life
Vineyard Gazette
Saturday night and most of Sunday the fiercest storm in many years prevailed over the northern and eastern part of the country. The damage by the storm will aggregate several millions of dollars along the entire New England coast, not to mention the loss inland. Sea-faring men declare that not in the last half century has there been a gale so severe to shipping interests as this.
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The Storm: Destruction by Land and Sea
Vineyard Gazette
A storm, the like of which in this vicinity the oldest inhabitant fails to remember, visited the Island last Saturday afternoon, and raged with steadily increasing fury till far into the night. On the morning of Sunday the appearance of the town was as if a light tornado had passed over it. Large trees were uprooted, chimneys “razeed,” fences down everywhere, windows in some instances forced in, a few old buildings utterly demolished, and the streets strewn with green leaves and branches wrenched from the unyielding trees.
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Stop and Smell the Rain
Suzan Bellincampi
Rain really does have a scent, and our ability to smell it might be a holdover from times when rain could mean survival.
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Island Digs Out After Daylong Storm Brings Snow, Coastal Flooding
Sara Brown
Ferries were cancelled and schools and town offices shuttered Monday as a winter storm moved through the Vineyard, bringing blizzard conditions for nearly five hours.
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