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 …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
At the beginning of March, you can have Lighthouse Beach to yourself. Take a 30-second video beach walk with us to listen to the waves and see seabirds, swans and the Edgartown Light.
When's the last time you walked on a Martha's Vineyard beach without seeing another soul, on the sand or on the water? This time of year, it's commonplace to find beaches empty of humanity. But they're still as full of fascination as in high summer: Shells in profusion, occasional beach glass, marine creatures' egg cases and assorted flotsam line the shore, while winter seabirds float on the waves. On March 2, a sunny morning at Lighthouse Beach in Edgartown, the only passing vessel was a solitary scalloper heading into Edgartown Harbor. Few footprints marked the sand. A pair of swans sailed on Eel Pond, occasionally upending themselves to feed. But on the wind came the sound of hammers hard at work on the waterfront, a reminder that …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
A Sunday Afternoon Poem for a February day on Martha's Vineyard.
dreams in winter by Susan Puciul "what was told to the rose that made it open...." rumi bee, sworn to secrecy, tell not the charms of the rose no sign of you in winter yet you are no fairweather friend but friend with blood of white abiding summer's light now sustained by nectar swaddled dreams stored dreams of journey into the velvet fold the brilliant shadow suffused in crimson deepening scent rising as you maze your way closer did she long for your visit? did she hear the wing music in the scarlet echo as you wend your way closer to her very heart busy when sun soaks the summer air now, with equal zeal, you hush and wait with the passion of monks in the halted halo of the hive alive with saving quiver so. wait. suspended…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Photographer Geraldine Moriarty loves the Island best on snowy days; what's your favorite time of year to be here? Tell us in the comments and share your photos and videos with a click.
Monday, February 18
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Sunday, February 17, 2013
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…
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The National Weather Service expresses "moderate to high confidence of light accumulating snowfall for the south coast tonight," according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued early Wednesday morning.
A low pressure system off the coast may bring a little more snow our way soon, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued early Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service. Covering Dukes County along with the rest of the state, northern Connecticut and all of Rhode Island, the weather outlook indicates "moderate to high confidence of light accumulating snowfall for the south coast tonight." In a more detailed statement, the NWS explains that "the combination of marginal temperatures and the quick progression of the system should really limit any significant snowfall accumulations." By Thursday morning, according to the NWS, "the storm will be well off the Atlantic coast and conditions will begin to clear out over the eastern U.…
What off-season? Chilmark Chocolates is open through Feb. 17 and Menemsha Fish Market is selling and serving seafood daily.
Fish for Tuesday You've got to hand it to Stanley Larsen. Even in the depths of a Martha's Vineyard winter, he's kept the doors open at Menemsha Fish Market (formerly Poole's), selling seafood and a surprisingly diverse menu of carry-out meals. At lunchtime Tuesday, people lined up for fish sandwiches — freshly steamed, your choice from the day's catch of salmon, cod or whatever's freshest, served on a bun— lobster quesadillas and the market's signature hot lobster rolls. Ask for it by name Linda Thompson of Chilmark drove to the fish market for a delicacy that isn't on the fish market's menu. Thompson calls it "Half and Half," a straightforward name for her preferred 50-50 mixture of Larsen's clam chowder and his lobster bisque. Combining…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Temperatures could drop into the single digits tonight – here are some tips.
Baby, it’s cold outside, and it’s going to get colder. Today's high is expected to be 23 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. A northwest wind of 13 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph will mean a wind chill value as low as 0. If you thought last night was cold, wait til tonight with a low of 11 degrees, with a northwest wind between 10 and 13 mph. Thursday will be sunny with a high near 22, and a wind chill value as low as 0, and wind 13 to 17 mph, with gusts up to 29 mph. Thursday night will be mostly clear with a gusty northwest wind as high as 36 mph. Friday will finally have a warm up, but there's also a 60 percent chance of percipitation. The cold weather can lead to icy conditions, as road salt doesn’t work as …