Random Photos Around The Island http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/ Random Photos Around The Island Patriotic Rock When the sun hits this boulder just right on the West Island shore, it looks just like an Eagle head. It it often referred to by the locals as "Eagle Head Rock" http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725386 124725386 Quahogger ready to fill his basket Jim Hennesey of Fairhaven, wades out to find a spot to start digging for quahogs (clams). http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725387 124725387 Raking the sandy bottom fo clams This quahogger digs away with his rake in 54 degree water and a hefty breeze out of the southwest. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725388 124725388 Bounty from the bay A full bag of fresh quahogs just harvested on the beach. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725389 124725389 Digging away on a brisky day http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725390 124725390 Covert Cactus Shellfish Warden This curious looking cactus figure attached to a shell fisherman's car antenna has an unknown kind of symbolism. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725391 124725391 Backing into the water The Laurie Lee, a lobster boat of Fairhaven gets launched at Hoppy's Landing. The vessel with a crew of 2 headed out today to lay out traps in a choppy sea. The Laurie Lee is named after the Captain 's wife, a common practice for local fishing vessels http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725392 124725392 Loading up the Laurie Lee Crew members of the Laurie Lee haul large plastic totes full of chum (lobster bait) to place in the lobster traps. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725393 124725393 Truck parks trailer The truck and trailer park in the lot and awaits the return of the fishermen later today. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725394 124725394 Headed out to sea The Laurie Lee loaded with lobster traps astern with hardly any room to move heads out with a hefty southwesterly breeze of about 18 knots. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=124725395 124725395 Happy Huskie Silas takes a break from running around the island back woods. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125244284 125244284 Northeasterly wind The flag direction points to an ominous northeasterly wind direction thats expected to continue as a storm backs in for 3 to 5 days on this breezy Mother's Day, 2011. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125244285 125244285 66th Anniversary of VE Day - May 8, 2011 Today, May 8, marks the 66th Anniversary of the end of WW II in Europe. In honor of Walter S. Baron (right) / US Army Air Corp - recipient of The Purple Heart - posthumously - for wounds received in enemy action resulting in his death December 1943. (Shot down in a B-24 Liberator over Europe.) And a special salute to ALL who sacrificed or risked their lives for our freedom. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125272398 125272398 Gale Warning Flags at WIWS May 8, 2011 Gale Warning posted http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125277308 125277308 The Moon passes by at Dusk Close-up of the WIWS Tower as the moon passes by at dusk on May 8, 2011 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125277309 125277309 Full Strawberry Moon Jun 15, 2011 A full moon ises over New Bedford and Fairhaven Harbor. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129009909 129009909 Father's Day fishing off the causeway, Father's Day fishing off the causeway, a tradition for this New Bedford family. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129327489 129327489 Father's Day fishing off the causeway, Hey look! http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129327491 129327491 Father's Day at the Causeway. A Kayak navigates under the causeway bridge. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129327492 129327492 Father's Day at theCauseway A little girl watches as a boat passes under the bridge. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129327493 129327493 Father's Day fishing off the causeway, http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129327494 129327494 Father's Day on the Causeway bridge Lots of bike traffic today on the Causeway bridge to and from West Island. Lots of action this time of year on the causeway to West Island. Father's Day marks the unofficial beginning of Summer- which is a matter of hours away - for West Island. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129327495 129327495 Cigarette boat runs aground. Good Samaritans waded from shore a few hundred yards away to assist grounded craft. Just an hour before a very low astronomical tide, a small cigarette boat passed under the causeway bridge. Some people on the bridge warned the skipper that the water ahead was too shallow, ignoring their warnings he gunned the engines and sped off and quickly ran into a sand bar. The impact created a big splash of water and sand. Some local boaters tried to pull the craft of the sand bar with no luck. TowBoat US Boat 4 arrived on scene and liberated the vessel shortly after 330PM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129342183 129342183 TowBoat US Boat 4 on scene Just an hour before a very low astronomical tide, a small cigarette boat passed under the causeway bridge. Some people on the bridge warned the skipper that the water ahead was too shallow, ignoring their warnings he gunned the engines and sped off and quickly ran into a sand bar. The impact created a big splash of water and sand. Some local boaters tried to pull the craft of the sand bar with no luck. TowBoat US Boat 4 arrived on scene and liberated the vessel shortly after 330PM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129342184 129342184 TowBoat US Boat 4 on scene Just an hour before a very low astronomical tide, a small cigarette boat passed under the causeway bridge. Some people on the bridge warned the skipper that the water ahead was too shallow, ignoring their warnings he gunned the engines and sped off and quickly ran into a sand bar. The impact created a big splash of water and sand. Some local boaters tried to pull the craft of the sand bar with no luck. TowBoat US Boat 4 arrived on scene and liberated the vessel shortly after 330PM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129342185 129342185 TowBoat US Boat 4 on scene Just an hour before a very low astronomical tide, a small cigarette boat passed under the causeway bridge. Some people on the bridge warned the skipper that the water ahead was too shallow, ignoring their warnings he gunned the engines and sped off and quickly ran into a sand bar. The impact created a big splash of water and sand. Some local boaters tried to pull the craft of the sand bar with no luck. TowBoat US Boat 4 arrived on scene and liberated the vessel shortly after 330PM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129342187 129342187 Nautical Block Party This floating dock at Earl's Marina appears to be like a neighborhood street all of it's own. An umbrella set up in the middle of the dock (background) offers some shade for this Father's Day "seaside nautical block party." http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=129342189 129342189 A West Island Summer's Calm at Dawn. A West Island Summer's Calm at Dawn. The sun rose behind some fair weather clouds this morning at 5:12 AM., June 28, 2011. The hovering of the sun at its solstice will begin to lower in the sky and the days start to become shorter around July 3. The temperature was 67.3 , humidity 99%, and a very soft breeze like a baby's breath out of the south. Today's weather: Partly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Highs around 80. South winds 5 to 10 mph.The water temp is 66.8 degrees. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130122891 130122891 A West Island Summer's Calm at Dawn. A West Island Summer's Calm at Dawn. The sun rose behind some fair weather clouds this morning at 5:12 AM., June 28, 2011. The hovering of the sun at its solstice will begin to lower in the sky and the days start to become shorter around July 3. The temperature was 67.3 , humidity 99%, and a very soft breeze like a baby's breath out of the south. Today's weather: Partly sunny. Patchy fog this morning. Highs around 80. South winds 5 to 10 mph.The water temp is 66.8 degrees. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130122892 130122892 "Work and Play" Bathers enjoy low tide at the causeway. A powerful tug in background is headed towards the canal with a fully loaded gravel barge. The Temp was 78 degrees, very warm for West Island. June 28, 2011 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130165502 130165502 Small Sharks caught off Causeway bridge Small Sharks caught off West Island Causeway - according to these fishermen from New Bedford, this was the second shark caught within an hour., on this 4th of July weekend.(2011) http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130544356 130544356 Inflatable Turtle Trots The Beach This inflatable turtle appears to have sprouted a pair of legs which made it a lot easier walking in the sand. Actually it's a beach goer headed to the causeway (south side) to float around on the turtle in 70 degree water the day after the 4th of July. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130765850 130765850 Sunset July 7, 2011 Sunset at the end of my street. Bluepoint Rd, West Island. Tonights forecast was: Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130945008 130945008 Sunset July 7, 2011 Sunset at the end of my street. Bluepoint Rd, West Island. Tonights Marine forecast was: A frontal boundary draped along the Cape Cod canal region will remain nearly stationary overnight. Low pres will move along the front and pass south of New England Fri night and early Sat. High pres will follow sun then an approaching cold front will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms Mon into Tue. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130945009 130945009 Another end to a Summer Day - West Island This cigarette boat calls it a day after cruising Buzzards Bay late this afternoon. The engines roar could be heard all over the island. No doubt a few hundred bucks worth of gas fed this fuel hungry vessel in a short amount of time. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130945010 130945010 Rogue Thunderstorm July 8, 2011 A sudden thunderstorm delivered torrential rain and vivid lightning to the West Island - New Bedford area on Friday morning July 8, 2011. At 9:50AM a blinding heavy rain quickly flooded low lying streets leaving cars stranded in water up to 2 feet. A fire was reported at 38 Hedge St Fairhaven and may have been from a lightning strike to a shed. A peak wind gust of 51 MPH was recorded at 9:47AM and total rain fall was 1.38 inches in 45 minutes at West Island. SKYWARN / NWS investigating isolated pocket in East Fhvn near Mill Rd/ Prince St - Comcast - est wind gusts to near hurricane force 70mph+ w/ tree damage etc. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=130998842 130998842 Dusk from West Island. Dusk from West Island. A beautiful calm under a spectacular early evening sky awaits the full "Buck" moon which rose at 7:49 PM. The sun set today at 8:18 PM on this day: July 14, 2011. WIWS South Point Axis Cam. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=131582598 131582598 Departing weather Fluffy fair weather clouds are all that remain from a passing thunderstorm system a few hours before on this (July 14, 2011) morning at Town Beach. The clearing weather brought a fantastic summer day here at West Island. This is as good as it gets this time of year in Buzzards Bay.. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=131582599 131582599 Woods Hole Passage from West Island Woods Hole Passage seen from West Island Weather Station AXIS Cam. Clear conditions show the range of this powerful weather cam. Sea birds can be seen in a feeding frenzy in the foreground. The pass is clearly seen in the background with Martha's Vineyard on the horizon over 12 miles away. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=131582600 131582600 Burning off Fog and Haze over the harbor A Fog and Haze layer over Fairhaven burns off and reveals what is to be a blazing hot sun later today as temperatures are expected to reach the mid 90's. Poor air quality along with oppressive heat and humidity will be today's weather highlight. Photo looking east over New Bedford harbor at 630AM this morning. July 22, 2011 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=132270482 132270482 Maximum Visibility This is as clear as it can get during the hazy humid dog days of Summer in Southern New England. The wind turbines of Falmouth can be seen over 10 miles away from West Island South Point Station AXIS Cam. July 23, 2011 1045AM http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=132372584 132372584 Headed into Buzzards Bay The EAGLE after her stay in New Bedford, heads eastbound into Buzzards Bay just south off West Island this Monday afternoon 1PM, Aug 1, 2011. West Island South Point AXIS Cam. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133221823 133221823 Wilbur's Point homes dwarfed by huge yacht The $40 million dollar 3 deck mega yacht GRAND LUXE dwarfs the waterfront homes on Wilbur's Point as she enters New Bedford harbor, Monday, Aug 1, 2011 at 1045AM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133222125 133222125 A Sea of Luxury The Grand Luxe a $40+ Million 228ft mega-yacht enters New Bedford Harbor by Wilbur's Point and Fort Rodman in the background this morning (Aug 1, 2011 1045AM) Photo by West Island South Point AXIS Cam. http://www.justluxe.com/lifest​yle/arts/article-39.php http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133222126 133222126 Imposing sight An imposing sight, even from 5 miles away the 228ft Grand Luxe makes her way towards New Bedford harbor http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133222127 133222127 Navigating Buzzards Bay The cargo ship LIBRA LEADER in Buzzards Bay headed towards the canal en route to Boston loaded with brand new cars this nice afternoon (Aug 3, 2011 3PM) West Island Axis Cam http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133439410 133439410 Last sunset after 8PM as storm rolls in Whats left of a sunset as a thunderstorm approached at 8PM, Tuesday Aug 2, 2011 West Island Axis Cam looking towards Wilbur's Point and Sconticut Neck http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133439411 133439411 The 39th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta Buzzards Bay Regatta about 8 miles south off West Island this afternoon (Aug 5, 2011 3PM) What a sight!http://www.southcoasttoday​.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article​?AID=%2F20110805%2FSPORTS%​2F108050334%2F%2F/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133601609 133601609 Moonrise August 12, 2011 658PM The Francesca Rose rests at her mooring in very calm waters at Hoppy' s Landing this evening August 12, 2011 at sunset. The Full "Corn" Moon rose at 658PM. High pres will encompass the waters through Sat. An area of low pres will approach the waters out of the mid-Atlantic beginning late Sunday into Tuesday bringing the chance for showers and thunderstorms. High pres builds back into the region by midweek. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134258820 134258820 Christmas Eve 2012 7AM Christmas Eve 2012 7AM / 33 Degrees under clear chilly skies / Wind WSW at 5MPH from the West Island Town Beach. Sunrise 7:07AM / Sunset 4:17PM. National weather Service update: LIGHT SNOWFALL WITH A BROAD SWATH OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IS LIKELY TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY. ALSO...THERE IS THE CHANCE THAT LIGHT ICE ACCUMULATION FROM FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE MAY SPREAD FURTHER NORTH THAN THE CURRENT WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY SUGGESTS. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=171722802 171722802 A "Weather Guy's Kind of Sky" A "Weather Guy's Kind of Sky". A beautiful dusk sky will herald in some great weather this week, especially Wednesday - you have my permission to take the day off - (still ask your boss though)! Temps will try to hit 70! West Island SkyCam 738hrs 4-14-2013 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=177815927 177815927