Weather Basics is the topic of Sail MV's next Zoom talk, March 10, with Brian Whitely of Weather Routing Inc.
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2015

The storm that battered the Vineyard this week began in the middle of the country as a small snowstorm known as an Alberta Clipper.

By many accounts, the blizzard that dropped 20-plus inches of snow and battered the coastline with hurricane-force winds was historic. Days after it first struck, the impact of the powerful two-day storm could still be felt throughout the Island.

Lights flickered out across the eastern part of the state at the height of the blizzard Tuesday, with power outages in every town on Cape Cod, and all of Nantucket going dark. By contrast, few outages were reported on the Vineyard during the first major snowstorm of the season.

2014

The Steamship Authority began cancelling trips late Tuesday morning but had resumed service again by evening. East Chop Drive was closed, parts of Beach Road were under water; the storm was felt up and down the Massachusetts coast

November was rainy — the wettest month of the year so far and the second rainiest November since 1946, numbers from the National Weather Service station in Edgartown show.

The Steamship Authority said they anticipate ferry service disruptions Wednesday because of the weather; a high wind advisory is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday. Extra ferry service was added Tuesday for the Martha's Vineyard route.

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