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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Into the Muck of Mud Season
Suzan Bellincampi
Mud season may have come early this year, or it could just be an episode of early mini-mud.
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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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