Hurricanes and Storms

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.

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.

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.