In the Eye of the Hurricane: Edna on the Heels of Carol

On August 31, 1954, Hurricane Carol ravaged the harbors and shorelines of the Vineyard. Eleven days later and 60 years ago today, Edna struck the Island even more directly than Carol. Rare film footage tracks the eye of Edna passing over Chappaquiddick, and Islanders recall that day.

What's the Forecast, Martha? Citizen Soldiers of Climate Tally It Up

The National Weather Service cooperative station in downtown Edgartown saw a changing of the guard this week when meteorologists came to replace the small wooden shelter that houses thermometers. The weather service has collected its field data the same way since 1946.

Quiet Year Predicted for Hurricanes

A hurricane outlook released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says the region will be seeing hurricane activity at normal or less than normal levels. The Atlantic hurricane season began June 1 and runs through Nov. 30.

Spring Gale Lashes Island

A week after winter had officially come to an end, an early spring gale battered the Vineyard Wednesday, shutting down ferries and sending Islanders indoors for one more snow day.

Island Braces for Overnight Coastal Storm

A blizzard watch was upgraded to a warning Tuesday afternoon as a powerful ocean storm stayed on track to lash the Vineyard overnight with heavy snow, flooding at the time of high tides and gale-force winds. Cancellations were announced for Wednesday morning.

Overnight Storm Brings More Snow

The Island awoke to a fresh blanket of snow Sunday following an overnight blast of more winter weather. Total snowfall overnight was 5.5 inches at the National Weather Service station in Edgartown. By afternoon sledders were out in force on sunny Island slopes.

Second Big Snowstorm of Season Hits Island

An overnight coastal blizzard swept up the East Coast late Tuesday forcing schools, businesses and government offices to close for a day in the middle of the week. Then the thermometer plunged to single digits.

Coastal Blizzard Delivers Lingering Winter Blast

The storm will gradually subside after bringing more snow and high winds, the National Weather Service in Taunton said. Schools and government offices are closed. Roads are mostly cleared but drivers are urged to use caution.

Heavy Snowfall at Nightfall; Schools, Government Offices Close

The fast-moving coastal winter storm is expected to last through mid-day Wednesday, with the Cape and Islands receiving snow accumulations of eight to 14 inches. Frigid temperatures will follow.

Warming Up to Cold Blast of Winter

Is summer the Island's true season or is it winter? A meditation on winter, formed during the recent blizzard.