Sunday, February 17, 2013
The snow is expected to diminish in intensity this afternoon, but forecasters say winds will remain strong and gusty tonight in southeastern Massachusetts as a winter storm moves through the region.
The winter storm warning issued for today by the National Weather Service remains in effect until 7 p.m., while the high wind warning is in effect until at least 10 p.m., according to updates from the NWS. Forecasters say the snow should taper off this afternoon but that the wind warning could be extended further and that the combination of wet snow and gusty winds could produce power outages. At midday Sunday, Dukes County Emergency Management director Chuck Cotnoir told Patch via email that NStar reported no outages on Martha's Vineyard. Verizon telephone landlines, Verizon and AT&T cell service and Comcast internet and television service were all still operational on the Island, Cotnoir said. Click here for a frequently-updated list of…
Cancellations are piling up faster than the snow in today's blustery winter storm. Do you have an event cancellation or other update? Post it here in the comments and help your fellow Islanders stay safe.
Updated 10:45 p.m.: The Steamship Authority has canceled the 6 a.m. trip from Woods Hole by the Island Home. 9:05 a.m.: Click here for a list of Cape Air flights that are canceled. If you know of other cancellations, please post in the comments section. Click "Keep me posted" to be notified when we publish more news about this storm. Recent coverage: Stay Patched in this winter! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Dukes County updates us on what state emergency officials and the National Weather Service are saying about a winter storm that could bring white-out conditions Sunday, followed by a cold snap Sunday night.
The following winter storm update from Massachusetts Emergency Management was circulated by Charles Cotnoir, Director of Dukes County Emergency Management, Saturday night: The National Weather Service in Taunton has provided the following forecast update on the winter storm that is moving into the state and will last into Sunday afternoon. Please note that the snowfall totals have been increased in some areas of the central, eastern and southeastern parts of the state. Please also note the snowfall rates and strong winds may cause white-out and near-blizzard conditions. From the National Weather Service in Taunton: Here is an update on the winter storm that has now begun across the eastern half of southern New England. HIGHLIGHTS: SNOW…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Island photo gallery by Geraldine Moriarty shows delicate beauty and tranquility in the wake of the weekend's gusty winds and driving snow. Do you have photos to share? Just click the "Pics & Clips" button on our home page.
Sunday, February 10
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When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade. So when life hands you a blizzard, make snow ice cream.
There are a couple of recipes for snow ice cream, but I perfer the version made with condensed milk. Here are two recipes. Paula Deen's Snow Ice Cream Ingredients Directions Snow Ice Cream via Allrecipes.com Original recipe makes 8 servings Directions Courtesy of Plymouth Patch. Want more snow? Stay Patched in this winter! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a blog and share your views.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Ferry service to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket is expected to resume Sunday morning, according to the Steamship Authority.
The Steamship AUthority issued the following bulletin by email and on its website at 7:57 p.m. Saturday: Based on the latest forecast, the Steamship Authority expects service to resume on Sunday for Martha's Vineyard at 6:00am and at 9:15am for Nantucket. The Steamship Authority advises its customers to check the Authority’s website for further updates. Our web site is at http://www.steamshipauthority.com Current Conditions may be viewed at http://www.steamshipauthority.com/ssa/OpsInfo.cfm Source: Steamship Authority Related coverage: Stay Patched in this winter! Follow Martha's Vineyard Patch on Twitter | Like Martha's Vineyard Patch on Facebook | Sign up for the daily email with links to the latest news | Got something to say? Start a …
Roads have already been opened on Nantucket and the mainland west of Interstate 91, while the governor's emergency travel ban remains in effect for the rest of Massachusetts until 4 p.m., according to Chuck Cotnoir of Dukes County Emergency Management.
Martha's Vineyard motorists may legally drive at 4 p.m. Saturday, said Chuck Cotnoir of Dukes County Emergency Management. Roads have already been opened on Nantucket and the mainland west of Interstate 91, while the travel ban remains in effect for the rest of Massachusetts until 4 p.m., Cotnoir said. In an emailed bulletin, Cotnoir advised: All motorists MUST be off the roads except for public safety and public works workers, government officials conducting official business, utility workers, healthcare workers who must travel to provide essential, news media. Travel also is allowed if necessary to maintain and deliver critical private sector services such as energy, fuel supplies and delivery, financial systems and the delivery of …
Exclusive video from the last ferry to leave Woods Hole before the Steamship Authority canceled service for the duration of the high winds and heavy seas.
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Stay up to date with the latest on this weekend's winter storm.
UPDATES, CLOSINGS & BULLETINS: Scroll down for important phone numbers, websites and more. Stay with Martha's Vineyard Patch as we keep you updated throughout the storm. Updated Feb. 11: Schools are in session. Updates for Feb. 9: 8:30 p.m.: The Sunday, February 10, 10:00 AM service for United Methodist Church of Martha's Vineyard (Trinity Church in the Campgrounds) is canceled. 8 p.m.: Steamship Authority announces boats will resume Sunday. 4:00pm: Driving ban lifted! But, with the boats not running, where will we go? How about some local restaurants: Who's Open for Business on MV This Weekend? From the WMVY Facebook, "If you had trouble streaming MVY earlier today, give it another try. The Island is getting back on track. Internet seems…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Let's measure the blizzard through lawn ornaments!
We at Patch like to have fun – even when we’re covering a story as big as the Blizzard of ’13! So when the biggest storm in years (potentially in the history of Boston weather) is headed our way, we get into battle mode – and even get a little silly. That’s what this idea is about – and we want you to take part too! A fun way we want to track the storm across Massachusetts is through lawn ornaments. They serve a purpose in the spring and summer, but often feel left out in the cold of winter. Not anymore. We are posting photos of lawn ornaments throughout Massachusetts to highlight snowfall across the commonwealth during and after the storm. All you need to do is hit the Upload Photos and Videos button and upload your own. If we’re stuck at…