Hurricanes and Storms

Hurricane Dorian Passes Offshore, Bringing Rain, Wind

Martha’s Vineyard was lashed with wind and rain overnight from Hurricane Dorian. The storm passed offshore early Saturday. Ferries were running again at mid-day.

Water Spout Spotted Off West Chop

The National Weather Service confirmed that a water spout spotted in Vineyard Sound Monday morning came ashore in Woods Hole as a weak tornado.

Island Emergency Managers Hone Readiness

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.

March Keeps Roaring, But Emergency Crews Are Lions Too

After a month of storms, Islanders are reflecting on how they fared and looking ahead to how they can be better prepared for when the next one comes.

Winter Storm Cancels Ferries, But Lacks Punch

An early spring northeaster brought wet snow and cancelled ferries but had little other impact on the weather-beaten Vineyard.

March Blizzard Sweeps in With Snow, Power Outages

Blizzard conditions were widespread Tuesday with lingering wind and snow. Overnight shelters opened and Island public schools were closed Wednesday.

Storm Causes Widespread Property Damage on Island

A powerful winter northeaster that pounded the Island late last week with hurricane-force winds, astronomical high tides and heavy rains left town and beach managers scrambling to assess damage and begin repairs.

Slow-Moving Tropical Storm Brings Rain, Wind, Heavy Surf

Rain and wind lashed the Vineyard for a second straight day Thursday as tropical storm Jose churned seas. Ferries are cancelled.

Hermine Eases After Delivering Tropical Blast on Labor Day

The slow-moving post-tropical storm was well south of Nantucket Tuesday after lashing the Vineyard with wind and rain on Labor Day. Ferries are operating again, but rough surf is expected through mid-week.

As Hurricanes Threaten, Emergency Managers Eye Storm Response

With active hurricane season underway, Martha's Vineyard emergency managers are keeping a close watch on forecasts. And with no major hurricanes since Bob 25 years ago, the Vineyard is overdue for another.