Hurricanes and Storms

Henri Brings Wind, Rain, Heavy Surf, But No Damage on Island

Martha’s Vineyard bid bon voyage to tropical storm Henri Sunday afternoon, which brought mist, occasional downpours, wind and choppy surf but inflicted minimal damage across the Island as it swirled north, west and inland by evening. The Steamship Authority returned to full operations by 5 p.m.

Vineyard on High Alert as Hurricane Henri Heads for Southern New England

The Cape and Islands remain under a tropical storm and storm surge warning, as Hurricane Henri churns toward Long Island and Connecticut. Outbound vacationers scrambled to get off the Vineyard ahead of the storm Saturday, while inbound travelers were advised to delay their trip by a day or two.

Storm Tides Public Meeting Planned

Islanders can share local knowledge and learn more about the Storm Tide Pathways mapping project in a Zoom meeting Jan. 12.

Storms and Rising Seas: Edgartown's Risk Discussed

At a public meeting online Thursday afternoon, engineering consultants will present the findings from their study of Edgartown's vulnerability to sea level rise and storm surge.

Tisbury Eyes Future of Harbor Shoreline

A Zoom meeting Thursday looks at what it will take to make the shoreline of Vineyard Haven Harbor resilient over the next 50 years.

High Winds, Dangerous Surf Forecast for Tuesday as Remnants of Teddy Pass Island

Blustery winds, high waves and strong surf have already closed beaches and prompted weather advisories as the Vineyard prepares for the western remnants from Hurricane Teddy.

Major Coastal Resiliency Grants Go to Down-Island Towns

In a major step for coastal resiliency planning on the Vineyard, a combined total of nearly $400,000 in competitive, state grants were awarded to the three down-Island towns.

Tropical Storm Causes Severe Erosion, Temporarily Closing Chappy Beaches

Norton Point and Wasque Reservation beaches have been temporarily closed after tropical storm Isaias swept past the Vineyard Tuesday.

Isaias Brushes Past Island, Bringing Gusty Winds, Rough Seas, Rainbow

Tropical storm Isaias blew through the Vineyard late Tuesday, bringing gusty winds choppy seas and some ferry cancellations. By early evening the storm was on a fast track to northern New England.

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.