Friday, March 8, 2013
For the second day in a row, Chappy Ferry service was suspended temporarily and Beach Road was closed to traffic due to flooding from an extra-high tide.
Boats floated above submerged docks in Edgartown Friday morning as the third high tide of a strong ocean storm sent water flooding into harborside streets and parking lots. The Chappy Ferry suspended service temporarily and Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown was closed to traffic. For more about the storm, including the latest information on cancellations and road closures, please see Martha's Vineyard Storm Center. Do you have photos or videos from the storm? Post them here. When is the next high tide? Click here for tide table links. 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…
The Steamship Authority has canceled some morning ferry trips as the National Weather Service warns of a "dangerous" high tide this morning. A coastal flood watch and high wind warning remain in effect for Dukes County until tonight.
The National Weather Service has extended its flood and wind warnings for Dukes County though Friday evening, according to an update posted this morning: This morning's high tide is expected to have a greater impact than the high tide Thursday morning and probably a comparable to possibly a little worse impact than the February 9 storm tide. Moderate with areas of major coastal flooding is anticipated for this morning/s high tide. This high tide will be dangerous with scattered damage to vulnerable structures possible. The storm tide will likely be nearly a foot higher than the tide Thursday morning and waves are expected to be 5 to 10 feet higher offshore. Severe beach erosion will continue this morning and some erosion will …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Did you see how far the tide went out on Sunday and Monday? Have you ever seen it so low on Martha's Vineyard?
The Cape and Islands saw midday tides fall to what the Chappy Ferry Facebook page called "nearly historic lows" Sunday and Monday. In Edgartown Monday afternoon, Fuller and Lighthouse beaches were high and dry, with a bathtub ring of rocks and a string of sandbars. "The tide went out and stayed out," posted Woods Hole radio station WCAI on its Facebook page, along with a NOAA chart showing the dramatic change between Saturday's ebb and that of the following two days. Posting on its Facebook page, the Woods Hole Inn called it "an epic low tide." Chappy Ferry had no explanation: "This was supposed to be a regular half-moon low tide. We didn't really have a storm surge during the gale of the previous day." Can anyone answer the question: What…
Saturday, February 9, 2013
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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