Six-Month Drought Declared Over
Louisa Hufstader
A statewide drought that has affected Martha’s Vineyard since last summer was declared at an end this month by the Massachusetts Drought Management Task Force.
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Severe Weather Brings Pelting Rain, Lightning, Tornado Warning
Noah Asimow
Torrential thunderstorms pelted Martha’s Vineyard Monday morning, bringing a deluge of rainfall, lightning, a tornado warning and a possible funnel cloud off Aquinnah.
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State Declares Drought Conditions
Will Sennott
In one of the hottest, driest summers in recent memory, critical drought conditions were declared late Thursday for all seven regions in the state, including Martha’s Vineyard.
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Cooling Shelter Opens Up-Island
The towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah are opening a single cooling shelter at the West Tisbury Library today and tomorrow.
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Memorial Day Weekend Begins With Saturday Washout
Will Sennott
The first full day of the Memorial Day weekend was a washout on the Vineyard, with buckets of rain flooding roads and turning streams into mini rushing rivers. The National Weather Service reported 3.37 inches of rainfall in Edgartown. A backyard weather station in West Tisbury reported four inches.
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Rain, Cold, Repeat: Spring Weather Has Been a Nonstarter
Noah Asimow
This has been one of the coldest and rainiest springs in recent memory in the Northeast. Now forecasters say get ready for an active hurricane season.
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Quick-Moving Storm Keeps Island Police Busy
Will Sennott
Stormy weather Friday caused downed tree limbs, scattered power outages and ferry cancellations, and kept Island police departments busy.
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High Winds Hit the Vineyard; Ferries Cancelled
Bill Eville
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Cape and Islands from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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The Stormy Relationship Between Weather and Climate Change
Aaron Wilson
On Monday night at the West Tisbury Library, Dr. Peter Neilley spoke about our changing climate, its impact on our Island and how modern weather and climate forecasts are made.
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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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