Hurricanes and Storms

NOAA Predicts Active Year for Hurricanes

For the seventh straight year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an active hurricane season, amid warming ocean temperatures and shifting weather patterns across the globe.

After the Blizzard, Town Managers Praise Response

The Vineyard was spared major damage from the daylong blizzard that swept across the Island Saturday, town and emergency managers said.

Winter Northeaster Leaves Island Digging Out

Martha’s Vineyard began digging out early Sunday after a daylong blizzard lashed the Island with high winds and drifting snow.

Storm Preparations Under Way; SSA Cancels Ferry Service for Saturday

Blizzard warnings and travel advisories were up on Martha’s Vineyard Friday as a powerful northeast winter storm made its way up the mid-Atlantic. The Steamship Authority announced that all ferry service would be suspended Saturday.

Northeaster Batters Island, Leaving Widespread Damage

Crews were working around the clock on cleanup efforts after a ferocious northeaster swept across the Island early in the week, packing hurricane-force winds.

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.