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, 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…
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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 …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The first of three high tides in this ocean storm forced the cancellation of the Chappy Ferry and swamped parts of downtown Edgartown.
Chappy Ferry service was suspended Thursday morning as the first of three stormy high tides battered the coastline with waves and wind. Rain became heavy as the tide ebbed, and by midmorning the precipitation appeared to be changing to wet snow in Edgartown. For updates on Chappy and Steamship Authority ferry service and other storm-related news, please see our Martha's Vineyard Storm Center: March 7-8, 2013. In this video recorded shortly after high tide Thursday morning, you can see the Memorial Wharf and Edgartown Yacht Club public parking lots under water as waves lap against the side of the Seafood Shanty. Click here to see a video of the approaching storm in Menemsha, East Chop and Oak Bluffs Wednesday afternoon. Two more high tides …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The rain and wind are already tuning up, with heavy winds and coastal flooding expected to storm the Vineyard, according to the National Weather Service.
Martha's Vineyard can expect more high winds and potentially destructive flooding on Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory, a coastal flood warning and a hazardous weather outlook for Dukes County. "A strong ocean storm will bring strong winds to Block Island, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket tonight through Thursday night," according to the NWS. A coastal flood warning remains in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday though 10 a.m. Friday. Coastal flooding and severe beach erosion is likely during the high tides from Thursday morning to Friday morning, the NWS said in their warning statement: "The storm surge is projected to be 2.5 to 3 feet at most East Coast locations from Thursday morning though Friday …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Today's heavy rain has brought localized flooding to some Martha's Vineyard streets and roads. A National Weather Service wind advisory has been extended until 7 p.m.
Updated 4;15 p.m.: Drivers on Martha's Vineyard should be aware that there is localized street flooding and that a National Weather Service wind advisory, initially set to expire at 4 p.m., has been extended until 7 p.m. At midday, the intersection of Barnes Road and Linden in Oak Bluffs had been engulfed by a giant puddle (see photo). Ponding was also observed on County Road just south of Pinewood. If you know of potential hazards on Vineyard roads today, please tell us in the comments. According to the NWS in Taunton, gusty winds this afternoon may down small tree limbs and branches and make driving difficult. Rain and snow showers are in the forecast for the next several days, according to the NWS, but little no no snow acculumation is…
Monday, February 18, 2013
High winds led the Steamship Authority to cancel an early freight boat.
Steamship Authority travel is on a trip-by-trip basis today as high winds continue to buffet the Cape and Islands. The early freight boat was canceled and three Hyannis-to-Nantucket trips were also called off. The National Weather Service has extended its wind advisory for the region until 7 p.m. Monday. Recent stories on Martha's Vineyard Patch: 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.
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…
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…