AXIS Cam Photos http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/ AXIS Cam Photos Causeway Morning in July 2011 Spectacular weather in store for the last weekend of July 2011. Causeway photo by WIWS AXIS Cam 715AM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617766 133617766 The EAGLE 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=133617767 133617767 Fort Rodman Fort Rodman clearly visible in the background in front of Wilbur's Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617768 133617768 A powerful storm cell enters Buzzards Bay Saturday, July 23, 2011. Looking closely at the front line of cloud formation in this strong thunderstorm, a wall band of heavy showers (right) appears to be right behind the early stages of a developing funnel cloud right off Wilbur's Point. This is as far as it got. The photo warrants further scrutiny and discussion. WIWS South Point Axis Cam looking southwest from West Island towards Cuttyhunk. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617769 133617769 Thunder Bay A powerful storm cell enters Buzzards Bay Saturday, July 23, 2011. Looking closely at the front line of cloud formation in this strong thunderstorm, a wall band of heavy showers (right) appears to be right behind the early stages of a developing funnel cloud right off Wilbur's Point. This is as far as it got. The photo warrants further scrutiny and discussion. WIWS South Point Axis Cam looking southwest from West Island towards Cuttyhunk. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617770 133617770 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=133617772 133617772 Falmouth Wind Turbines 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=133617774 133617774 A Sea of Luxury Imposing Sight: The $40 million dollar 3 deck mega yacht GRAND LUXE dwarfs the waterfront homes on Wilbur's Point as she entered New Bedford harbor, Monday, Aug 1, 2011 at 1045AM. http://www.southcoasttoday.com​/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F​20110803%2FNEWS%2F108030329 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617829 133617829 Wilbur's Point cottages dwarfed by ship Imposing Sight: The $40 million dollar 3 deck mega yacht GRAND LUXE dwarfs the waterfront homes on Wilbur's Point as she entered New Bedford harbor, Monday, Aug 1, 2011 at 1045AM. http://www.southcoasttoday.com​/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=%2F​20110803%2FNEWS%2F108030329 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617777 133617777 Imposing Sight: Even from 5 miles away off West Island, an imposing sight: The $40 million dollar 3 deck mega yacht GRAND LUXE heads towards New Bedford http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617778 133617778 Wilbur's Point http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617776 133617776 Angelica Island The 39th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta in background. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617821 133617821 The 39th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta The 39th Annual 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=%2F​20110805%2FSPORTS%2F108050334%​2F%2F http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617823 133617823 New Bedford on the Horizon Downtown New Bedford viewed from West Island's AXIS Cam at 550AM this clear morning. A beautiful and comfortable atmosphere in store today for this last Wednesday of July. Wind NW at 5, Temp 67.2 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617825 133617825 Damaged Yacht Towed to Fairhaven An 85 ft motor yacht struck some rocks off Woods Hole, Falmouth, MA this afternoon and immediately began taking on water. It was deliberately beached to avoid sinking. A distress call was made to the U.S.Coast Guard and they arrived on the scene quickly. TowBoat US out of Falmouth and New Bedford assisted the stricken vessel and stabilized it enough to tow it into Fairhaven Shipyard. A spokesman for TowBoat US stated: "We had some hairy moments in keeping her afloat while making a slow journey to a safe berth". The stricken vessel "Cocktail" based out of Miami, was towed approximately 10 miles and escorted by 2 Coast Guard boats to the Fairhaven Shipyard for damage assessment and repairs. There were no reported injuries. The seas were calm with clear visibility at the time of the incident. High tide for Little Harbor, Woods Hole was at 1:37PM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617827 133617827 Landmarks on the New Bedford Horizon Landmarks on the horizon looking northwest over Hoppy's Landing this clear morning from West Island AXIS Cam July 27, 2011 6:00 AM: From left to right, Rogers School, Radio Tower Marsh Island, St Anthony's Church, Another Radio tower Marsh Island, Cell tower Rt 195, St Kilian's Church, unknown stack http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617831 133617831 Navigating Buzzards Bay The cargo ship LIBRA LEADER in Buzzards Bay headed towards the canal en route to Boston this nice afternoon (Aug 3, 2011 3PM) West Island Axis Cam http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617834 133617834 Paddle boards Standing in a Kayak - why don't they sit in their Kayaks? They never sat down going around West Island. Never saw this one before for so long. Just found out they are paddle boarders. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617836 133617836 Morning Sunrise Bass Creek Road August sunrise from Bass Creek Road, West Island http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617838 133617838 Sunrise Town Beach Aug 4, 2011 The sun rose from Town Beach at 542AM this August 4, 2011. Cloudy skies but seasonal temperatures into the weekend with maybe some remnants of Emily late Sunday bringing some needed showers http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=133617840 133617840 Sunset fading into oncoming Thunderstorm 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=133617842 133617842 Phony Funnel Cloud An August Sunset (looking northwest from West Island) as the outer edge of a thunder-cell has some growing cumulus tower columns about 15-20 miles away - notice the tornado shaped cloud to the left. Somebody is going to get a hefty little thunderstorm in a matter of minutes. Aug 10 2011 @737PM http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134085838 134085838 Sunrise August 13 2011 West Island Town beach Good Morning from the Town Beach. The temperature this morning was 66 degrees with a calm soft breeze out of the west. Sunrise was at 5:51AM and the full moon set at 5:41AM. the island ocean temp is 73.3F. Note the sun and moon times getting close with time as the equinox approaches on September 23. This beautiful AXIS cam is for all to enjoy. Visit this this link anytime and relax! http://westislandweather.a​xiscam.net/view/viewer_ind​ex.shtml?id=558%2F http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134286432 134286432 Isolated Showers at Dusk Isolated showers off in the distance in Westport about 10 miles away. Daylight equivalency of 3 rd week in April brings some spectacular sunsets. 6PM Aug 16 2011 looking towards Wilbur's Point from West Island. August 15, 2011: WEST ISLAND: A storm system with features typically seen in the winter months brought in some of the coolest temperatures of the summer so far. The normal high temperature for this time of the year is 80. Temperatures remained in the high 60's most of the day Monday. The wind blew out of the northeast between 15 and 20 mph with a gust to 29 at West Island. Local rainfall measured about 1.50" Scattered showers and heavy downpours brought in various rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches to as much as 5 inches in some isolated areas in Rhode Island. The barometer bottomed out at 29.59" If this Nor'Easter occurred in its normal time of year as an all snow event we would have been measuring snow totals in some areas by the foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134644438 134644438 The Best Part of a Nor'Easter As miserable a Nor'Easter can be, it makes up for it with spectacular sunsets as the remnant stratus-cumulus clouds depart. Some of the best sunsets in the world are right here in our own backyard, beautiful Buzzards Bay. This photo taken with West Island Weather Station South Point AXIS Cam looking west towards Wilbur's Point. August 16, 2011 720PM. WEST ISLAND: A storm system with features typically seen in the winter months brought in some of the coolest temperatures of the summer so far. The normal high temperature for this time of the year is 80. Temperatures remained in the high 60's most of the day Monday. The wind blew out of the northeast between 15 and 20 mph with a gust to 29 at West Island. Local rainfall measured about 1.50" Scattered showers and heavy downpours brought in various rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches to as much as 5 inches in some isolated areas in Rhode Island. The barometer bottomed out at 29.59" If this Nor'Easter occurred in its normal time of year as an all snow event we would have been measuring snow totals in some areas by the foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134644439 134644439 Remains of Rare Summer Nor'Easter Some storm clouds still linger near Ft Rodman as yesterdays small Nor'Easter departs towards The Gulf of Maine. Late afternoon 6PM August 16, 2011. WEST ISLAND: A storm system with features typically seen in the winter months brought in some of the coolest temperatures of the summer so far. The normal high temperature for this time of the year is 80. Temperatures remained in the high 60's most of the day Monday. The wind blew out of the northeast between 15 and 20 mph with a gust to 29 at West Island. Local rainfall measured about 1.50" Scattered showers and heavy downpours brought in various rainfall totals from 1 to 3 inches to as much as 5 inches in some isolated areas in Rhode Island. The barometer bottomed out at 29.59" If this Nor'Easter occurred in its normal time of year as an all snow event we would have been measuring snow totals in some areas by the foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=134644440 134644440 Fairhaven's Wind Turbines 4 Miles Away Fairhaven's embattled wind turbines spin in the breeze this July 24 2013 at sunset. Photo taken from The West Island Weather Station South Point AXIS Cam long-range 4.1 miles away. Sunsets will occur before 8 PM the first week of August as we continue to lose daylight. The latest forecast indicates some rain: RAIN DEVELOPING ACROSS AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE AREA LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT. HAVE THE HIGHEST CONFIDENCE IN RAIN DEVELOPING ACROSS RHODE ISLAND AND SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182560274 182560274 On A Clear Day St Luke's Hospital (center) is visible in detail 7 miles away from West Island on this very clear day. Boa Vista Towers in New Bedford's South End (left) and St James Church on County St (right) also on the skyline. Visibility on the water is over 13 miles. This is as good as it gets for weather this time of year - in one word - spectacular! Low humidity, clear skies, comfortable temperatures and gentle Northwest breezes are in today's forecast. Day: Mostly sunny. Highs around 82F. West northwest wind to 10 MPH. Night: Mostly clear. Lows around 61F. West southwest wind 1 to 8 MPH. Photo by West Island Weather Station South Point AXIS Cam in Hyper-Zoom mode. 7:05 AM 7-30-2013 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182810206 182810206 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772541 188772541 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772542 188772542 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772543 188772543 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772544 188772544 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772545 188772545 December 20, 2014 735 AM IT'S GOING TO GET EVEN WARMER THIS WEEKEND: Good Morning from West Island. Friday, December 20, 2013 735 AM. A shell fisherman in waders at the stern of his boat steers by Wilbur Point towards Angelica Island this balmy last full day of Fall. The Winter Solstice is less than 15 hours away at the time this photo was taken. Temperature at West Island South Point was 39.5, Humidity 86%, and the wind was out of the Southeast at 7.5 MPH with gusts to 11 MPH. The ocean temp is 37.4. Mild temperatures will persist right into the weekend with the possibility of reaching 60 on Sunday. Not bad for the first weekend of Winter! http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772546 188772546 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772547 188772547 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772548 188772548 Search and Rescue at West Island Town Beach Search and Rescue at West Island Town Beach UPDATE WEST ISLAND SEARCH: As of 1:16 PM Jan 1 2014, The US Coast Guard has suspended its search operations "pending further developments" LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT: The kayak belonging to the hunter, who has been identified as 21 year old Dana Dourdeville, was found floating in the water off the east shore of West Island. The U.S. Coast Guard located the vessel floating approximately 3 miles offshore between West Island and Falmouth. Inside the vessel was a single glove. The glove was dry and it did not appear as though the kayak had flipped at any point in time. Unfortunately, the kayak was not occupied when it was located just before 11pm Tuesday night. The search resumed this morning after sunrise and has been joined by the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team. Searchers are using aircraft, boats and all terrain vehicles to assist in their efforts. A land search is also being conducted on foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/ ? at The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772549 188772549 Search and Rescue at West Island Town Beach Search and Rescue at West Island Town Beach UPDATE WEST ISLAND SEARCH: As of 1:16 PM Jan 1 2014, The US Coast Guard has suspended its search operations "pending further developments" LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT: The kayak belonging to the hunter, who has been identified as 21 year old Dana Dourdeville, was found floating in the water off the east shore of West Island. The U.S. Coast Guard located the vessel floating approximately 3 miles offshore between West Island and Falmouth. Inside the vessel was a single glove. The glove was dry and it did not appear as though the kayak had flipped at any point in time. Unfortunately, the kayak was not occupied when it was located just before 11pm Tuesday night. The search resumed this morning after sunrise and has been joined by the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team. Searchers are using aircraft, boats and all terrain vehicles to assist in their efforts. A land search is also being conducted on foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/ ? at The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772550 188772550 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772551 188772551 Search and Rescue at West Island Town Beach UPDATE WEST ISLAND SEARCH: As of 1:16 PM Jan 1 2014, The US Coast Guard has suspended its search operations "pending further developments" LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT: The kayak belonging to the hunter, who has been identified as 21 year old Dana Dourdeville, was found floating in the water off the east shore of West Island. The U.S. Coast Guard located the vessel floating approximately 3 miles offshore between West Island and Falmouth. Inside the vessel was a single glove. The glove was dry and it did not appear as though the kayak had flipped at any point in time. Unfortunately, the kayak was not occupied when it was located just before 11pm Tuesday night. The search resumed this morning after sunrise and has been joined by the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team. Searchers are using aircraft, boats and all terrain vehicles to assist in their efforts. A land search is also being conducted on foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/ ? at The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772552 188772552 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772553 188772553 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772554 188772554 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772555 188772555 The ferry EAGLE, January 9, 2014 The ferry "EAGLE" underway, was headed to it's Hyannis - Nantucket route this Thursday morning, January 9, 2014 at 727AM. It's speed at the time was 15 knots about 5 miles southwest off West Island. Although not the biggest or majestic of the island passenger ferries, the 276 ton - 232 foot vessel still has some good lines to her with double stacks amid-ship. Built in 1987 the ferry left the Steamship Authority service dock in Fairhaven. West Island Weather Station Axis Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772556 188772556 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772557 188772557 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772558 188772558 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772559 188772559 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772560 188772560 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772561 188772561 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772562 188772562 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772563 188772563 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772564 188772564 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772565 188772565 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772566 188772566 Search and Rescue at West Island Town Beach UPDATE WEST ISLAND SEARCH: As of 1:16 PM Jan 1 2014, The US Coast Guard has suspended its search operations "pending further developments" LAW ENFORCEMENT STATEMENT: The kayak belonging to the hunter, who has been identified as 21 year old Dana Dourdeville, was found floating in the water off the east shore of West Island. The U.S. Coast Guard located the vessel floating approximately 3 miles offshore between West Island and Falmouth. Inside the vessel was a single glove. The glove was dry and it did not appear as though the kayak had flipped at any point in time. Unfortunately, the kayak was not occupied when it was located just before 11pm Tuesday night. The search resumed this morning after sunrise and has been joined by the Southeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Search and Rescue Team. Searchers are using aircraft, boats and all terrain vehicles to assist in their efforts. A land search is also being conducted on foot. http://www.westislandweather.com/ ? at The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772567 188772567 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772568 188772568 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772569 188772569 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772570 188772570 January 20, 2014 sunset OMINOUS SKY - Sunset from West island at 5PM - January 20, 2014. A Blizzard Watch is in effect for Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as a significant snowstorm is imminent. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772571 188772571 Sunset, January 20, 2014 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772572 188772572 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772573 188772573 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772574 188772574 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772575 188772575 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772576 188772576 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772577 188772577 Sunrise January 23, 2014 A Morning Sunrise from The "Tundra" at Town Beach - West Island, Thursday, January 23, 2014. The temperature at 7:18 AM was 9.5 degrees with a wind chill of -4.28 degrees below zero. The wind was out of the NW at 10 with a gust to 20MPH. The dew point is extremely dry at -2 below zero. The upper level clouds are mostly high cirrus made up of ice crystals. Icing has begun building up along the shoreline - although they say salt water freezes at 28, it's actually 17 degrees. More storm action on the horizon - this winter isn't even half way through and neither is the brutal cold air mass that won't give us any significant break. We are actually colder than Alaska right now. Photo from WIWS Axis Cam at South Point 655AM 1-23-2014. http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772578 188772578 Sunrise January 21, 2014 GOOD MORNING - Sunrise from West Island 657AM, Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Both low level and high level clouds make for a striking sunrise this morning. These clouds are not part of a storm impacting us later this afternoon. Tomorrow's sunrise will be "somewhat obscured" by a blizzard passing through with brutal wind chills, but we should be able to bring you a nice sunset after the storm passes on by Wednesday afternoon. (got my fingers crossed) . Photo by WIWS AXIS Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772580 188772580 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772581 188772581 January 15, 2014 Sunrise Sunrise plus 60 seconds. Good Morning from West Island - Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7:08 AM. The sunrise in this photo was just one minute up from the horizon., it sets today at 4:37 PM. We are rapidly gaining daylight everyday right through to the first day of Summer. The stream in the foreground is the recently restored Bass Creek that was blocked for decades by man made interference. I don't see any serious weather events this week, maybe some rain/snow mix Saturday. No big deal. For updates visit your hometown weather station 24/7 : http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772582 188772582 January 20, 2014 sunrise GOOD MORNING! from West Island, Monday, January 20th 2014 at 707AM. The temp was 37.2 with a WSW breeze at 17 MPH gusting to 34 MPH (1243AM). The wind chill was 24F and the ocean temp is 38 degrees. Today's daylight is equivalent to the same as the 3rd week in November. Sunset at 442 PM. Remember if you wake up to see a sunrise - your day is off to a good start! Your hometown weather station : http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772583 188772583 January 13, 2014 Sunrise Good Morning from West Island, Monday, January 13, 2014 at 707 AM. The temperature was 35.3 degrees with a gentle breeze out of the southwest 10 MPH. A lot of weather action in store for this week. Focus is on a potential coastal storm on or about Thursday. Note the weather pole in the town beach parking lot as the sun rises to the right of it. As the earth is beginning the tilt of it's axis headed towards Spring (66 days away) - sunrises will gradually start to rise to the left of the pole which also will bring us longer days. We'll post a before and after photo in a couple of months and compare. For fresh updates visit your hometown weather station at http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772584 188772584 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772585 188772585 January 21, 2014 sunrise Sunrise at 705AM , Tuesday, January 21, 2014. I thought I'd bring you 2 sunrise photos this morning to make up for the one that won't be photo friendly tomorrow morning. Blizzards tend to get in the way with things like that. FYI - Spring is just 58 days away! http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772586 188772586 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772587 188772587 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772588 188772588 Christmas Day 2013 CHRISTMAS DAY SUNRISE FROM WEST ISLAND: Sunrise from the town beach on Christmas Day 2013 at 706AM. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772589 188772589 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772590 188772590 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772591 188772591 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772592 188772592 New Years Sunrise 2014 A GOOD FIRST MORNING FROM WEST ISLAND! Temp 23.8 and the Ocean temp is 37.6 degrees. Let's look at some numbers. As of 7AM the new year 2014 was 420 minutes old. We have just 525,180 minutes left for the year - so make your days count! FYI - New Year's resolutions typically last about three weeks - I see some walking out back to start a fresh routine - usually by the end of January they're gone with very few exceptions. Make your resolution practical and you may have a good chance to keep your commitment going! With the snow on the way, it also won't get above freezing for a day-time high until Sunday. For fresh updates on the storm as they come in from the guys that count (National Weather Service) go here: http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772593 188772593 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772594 188772594 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772595 188772595 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772596 188772596 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772598 188772598 January 5, 2014 Sunrise GOOD MORNING FROM WEST ISLAND! Sunrise view at 718AM. The temperature was 33 degrees and the wind was out of the southwest at 7MPH. The humidity was 84%. The clouds on the horizon will lower and thicken later today as a rain storm on the mild side arrives tonight into Monday with temperature in the 50's! A deep freeze is expected Tuesday, so whatever snow or slush you don't remove today and tomorrow will be frozen solid Tuesday when temperatures probably wont even reach 20 degrees for a high http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772600 188772600 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772601 188772601 Sunset January 22, 2014 Good Night - from West Island - Wednesday, 452PM, January 22, 2014. A peaceful but bone chilling sky is all that's left of a nor'easter that was bearing down on us just 24 hours ago. The small white streak to the upper left is a jet and its contrail headed NNE. Even though it looks curved - the aircraft is probably at a level altitude but following along the curvature of the earth from the distant horizon. The temperature was 16 degrees with a wind chill of 5 above zero as of 5PM. WIWS Axis Cam at South Point / http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772602 188772602 Sunset January 12, 2014 Sunset from West Island, Sunday, January 12, 2014. 430PM. It was like West Island lost a son today. We all got involved in the search for Dana everyday since Dec 31st, and never gave up. The sun sets this evening with closure and deep sympathy to the family of Dana Dourdeville as well as others that were recently lost doing what they love. I got to know Dana's dad and asked him the other day if he was prepared for the worse, he mentioned that he needed closure more than anything. As a dad myself with a son the same age I humbly think "There but for the Grace of God, go I". I don't understand the word closure for something like this. It's going to take a lifetime for me to figure out how that single word can remedy the incomprehensible pain Dana's Mom and Dad are going through. Perhaps we start the healing by looking at a simple sunset and contemplate the gift of another sunrise we'll see the morning after. All I can say, at this point, we tried, ....we tried. ? at The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772603 188772603 January 15, 2014 sunset Good Night from West Island, Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 4:49 PM. It was 41.6 degrees with a gentle breeze of 4MPH out of the southeast. The humidity was 94% and the ocean temp was 37 degrees. I didn't expect to get a nice sunset like this after the grey day we had! Photo from WIWS Axis Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772604 188772604 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772605 188772605 Christmas Day Sunset 2013 SPECTACULAR COLOR ENDS THIS CHRISTMAS DAY 2013. Good Night on this Christmas Day from West Island - Sunset photo taken at 431 PM Wednesday, December 25 2013. This is a pure untouched photo of the natural beauty and color this evening reflecting on nearly flat-calm water. Lighting of this magnitude only lasts a few minutes at the most. Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday. Photo from West Island Weather Station AXIS Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772606 188772606 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772607 188772607 Sunset, January 15, 2014 A Sepia Tone Sunset at Wilbur Pt with the lights of New Bedford's Ft Taber in the background Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 505PM. It's amazing how the color spectrum shifted within 10 minutes from blues to purples (from my previous post) now this rich Sepia Tone sky at dusk as seen from West Island. Mother Nature's palette at her best this evening! Photo from WIWS Axis Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/ http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772608 188772608 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772609 188772609 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772610 188772610 Jan 12, 2014 Buzzards Bay sparkles this Sunday afternoon, January 12 , 2014 at 1PM. A small tug tows a barge with construction equipment west bound off West Island. Photo by West Island Weather Station Axis Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772611 188772611 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772612 188772612 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772613 188772613 http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772614 188772614 Waves Frozen In Time, Jan 8, 2014 This photo illustrates how cold it got at the peak of our recent cold snap to the single digits due to the so called "polar-vortex" event . You can see ice shaped waves from a cold northwest wind that eventually froze the wave action into this curious ice pattern. Winter Polar Vortex episodes come with the turf this time of year, but it was hyped up due to the area of the country it covered. In contrast - just 72 hours from when this photo was captured, areas around Buzzards Bay may see temperatures reaching 55 degrees by Saturday after a rain/snow event tomorrow - ( Friday 1-10-2014) . West Island Weather Station Axis Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772615 188772615 Twilight at Dusk 518PM, January 31, 2014 Twilight at dusk from West Island at 518 PM, January 31st, 2014. The temperature was 33.7 degrees, wind chill 25.4, ocean 33.8, and a southwest wind at 12 gust to 18MPH. Just a reminder - we change the clocks ahead 1 hour in just 37 days - Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2AM. Photo from WIWS at South Point Axis Cam http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=189035762 189035762 Sunset 503PM, January 31, 2014 GOOD NIGHT FROM West Island, this last day of January 2014 at 503PM. A welcomed southwesterly breeze continues to bring in thawing temperatures over the weekend, perhaps reaching 50 by Sunday. An interesting storm event for Wednesday of next week continues to arouse discussion. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=189035763 189035763 Flat Calm Feb 1, 2014 West Island Flat calm this Saturday afternoon, February 1st, 2014 looking north from Causeway Rd. The dock posts look like they're almost suspended in mid-air. MLBaron Photo http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=189061820 189061820 GOOD NIGHT FROM WEST ISLAND - Sunset at 513PM Saturday, February 1, 2014. Daylight equivalency now equal to the 2nd week in November. Hope these sunset photos give an inner peace to those who appreciate the simple things in life. Photos courtesy of The West Island Weather Station Axis Cam at South Point. http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=189065695 189065695