Friday, March 22, 2013
An expected one to three inches of snow proved to be several times that much when we woke up Friday morning to a winter wonderland on the second full day of spring. Did you take advantage of the snowfall to snap photos? Share them with us here.
What vernal equinox? Thursday afternoon's snow showers thickened overnight to dump several inches of snow on Martha's Vineyard by Friday morning. In Edgartown, one Patch reader measured seven and a half inches outside her back door Friday as the editor grimly shoveled nearby. "We measure four inches by English desk scale outside of MVPBS Studios in Vineyard Haven," Daniel J. Adams of Martha's Vineyard Public Broadcasting posted on Facebook. By 8 a.m., the emerging sun was gilding our snowy scenes as the mercury began its climb toward a predicted 38 degrees for the day. Did you capture any photos of the latest snowfall? You can share them in this gallery by clicking the green camera icon. You may also be interested in these snow galleries …
Break out the snow shovels — again. We got close to four inches last night.
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Light snow began falling at around 1 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. National Weather Service forecasters say southeastern Massachusetts could get 1 to 3 inches today and tonight.
Yesterday's vernal equinox notwithstanding, snow began to fall on Martha's Vineyard Wednesday afternoon and the National Weather Service says up to three inches could come our way. The snow showers should taper off by 9 a.m. Friday, according to the NWS forecast, with skies gradually clearing to sunny. Stay Patched in! 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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Winter's not done with us yet: We could get one to three inches of snow overnight before it changes to rain, snow and sleet and then to rain, forecasters say.
Martha's Vineyard can expect to see more snow, sleet and rain overnight and Tuesday. In response to a Patch query, WCVB meteorologist Harvey Leonard advised on Twitter that the Vineyard can look for about 1 to 3 inches of slushy snow tonight that will be washed away in the rain. The National Weather Service, which predicts for tonight the likelihood of Tuesday will be rainy, mainly before 5 p.m., according to the the National Weather Service, which is predicting The rain will move out overnight Tuesday and Wednesday should be mostly sunny and breezy with a high around 37, according to the NWS. Click "Keep me posted" for automatic notification when we publish weather updates. You may also be interested in Stay Patched in! Follow Martha's …
Friday, February 22, 2013
We can count on rain, wind and maybe an inch or two of snow on Martha's Vineyard, but not the accumulation expected north of the Cape. However, forecasters and government officials caution that conditions are subject to change.
It's looking as if Martha's Vineyard won't get hit with much snow in this latest winter weekend storm: Forecasters with the National Weather service say we can expect some wet snow and rain starting Saturday afternoon, with possible snow accumulations Saturday of 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch and Sunday of 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch. Dukes County is not among the areas for which a winter storm watch is in effect. However, cautioned the NWS in a hazardous-weather statement early Friday, Chuck Cotnoir, director of Martha's Vineyard Emergency Management, passes on a 9 a.m. update from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency: Click here for the latest snowfall accumulation graphic from the National Weather Service in Taunton. Click "Keep me posted" …
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.
The Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club is the beneficiary of Saturday's professionally-timed road race, which organizers say is annually named one of New England's top 100 runs.
You may have seen them if you were out and about down-Island Saturday: Brightly clad runners dashing along the bike paths and, occasionally, the roads between Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Edgartown and the airport. Sleety rain driving in their faces and old crusted snow forcing them off the bike path at times, these hard-core athletes weren't just surmounting the physical challenge of running 20 miles halfway through February in a winter storm. They were also helping about 500 Island kids, aged 5 to 18, by supporting the Boys & Girls Club with registration fees of $40 to $50. The Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler has taken place annually since 1998, and offers free registration by mail to competitors who have never missed a running since it began…
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…
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A winter storm warning from the National Weather Service replaces the winter weather advisory issued earlier today. High winds and up to 10 inches of snow are expected.
For an update on the storm, please see Near-Blizzard Conditions Possible Sunday. The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow and strong winds which is in effect until 7 pm EST Sunday. The winter weather advisory is no longer in effect. A high wind warning is also in effect for Dukes County. Source: National Weather Service. Click "Keep me posted" for automatic updates on the storm. You may also be interested in: 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.