RECENT PHOTOS 2014 https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/ RECENT PHOTOS 2014 2014 Polar Plunge at Ft Phoenix Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771788 188771788 Search and Rescue January 1, 2014 UPDATE WEST ISLAND SEARCH: 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 https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771789 188771789 Silas Our Husky Silas , our mascot husky of The West Island Weather Station. Jan 10, 2014 Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771790 188771790 January 2, 2014 Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771791 188771791 SEMLEC DIVE TEAM LAUNCH FROM HOPPY'S LANDING FAIRHAVEN: SEMLEC Dive Team launches from Hoppy's Landing this morning (Jan 8, 2014) in the continued search for a missing kayaker last seen on New Year's Eve from the West Island Town Beach. Wednesday, Jan 8 at 11 AM. MLBaron Video. http://www.westislandweather.com/ https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771792 188771792 SEMLEC DIVE TEAM LAUNCH FROM HOPPY'S LANDING FAIRHAVEN: SEMLEC Dive Team launches from Hoppy's Landing this morning (Jan 8, 2014) in the continued search for a missing kayaker last seen on New Year's Eve from the West Island Town Beach. Wednesday, Jan 8 at 11 AM. MLBaron Video. http://www.westislandweather.com/ https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771793 188771793 Wed, Jan 22, 2014 The area was fully prepared as a second nor'easter of the year impacted the region dumping 8" of snow in Fairhaven and 9.5" in Acushnet, Wednesday. Local schools were closed and some businesses had delayed openings. The area faired well with the light textured snow and it was easy to shovel and plow. Most of the roadways were cleared by daybreak with a few minor accidents reported. A wind gust of 33 MPH was recorded at The West Island Weather Station while areas further down the Cape experienced gusts to 50+ MPH with significantly more snow of 15 inches or more.The storm headed out to sea later in the morning. The cold arctic air left in place is expected to last into the weekend with yet another potential snow event being discussed for Monday. http://www.westislandweather.com/ https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188771794 188771794 Phil Paleologos at WBSM Jan 2, 2014 Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772083 188772083 CATCH MY DRIFT? CATCH MY DRIFT? A large dried out section of driftwood (which is actually a tree about 18 feet long) weathered and bleached has been at this spot for years. It adds character to this peaceful spot in Buzzards Bay at East Cove of The West Island State Reservation, Thursday, January 9, 11:15AM. The temperature was 28 degrees with a bearable wind chill of 23F. The ocean temp was 33.7 and iced up along the shore. I went along shore with my dogs to also see if anything significant had washed ashore since the kayak incident with missing boater on Dec 31st. MLBaron photo. Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772084 188772084 The Morning After a Nor'Easter The morning after a nor'easter. The Millicent Library is framed by the entrance arch to the Fairhaven Town Hall at 9AM, Wednesday, January 22, 2014. MLBaron Photo The area was fully prepared as a second nor'easter of the year impacted the region dumping 8" of snow in Fairhaven and 9.5" in Acushnet, Wednesday. Local schools were closed and some businesses had delayed openings. The area faired well with the light textured snow and it was easy to shovel and plow. Most of the roadways were cleared by daybreak with a few minor accidents reported. A wind gust of 33 MPH was recorded at The West Island Weather Station while areas further down the Cape experienced gusts to 50+ MPH with significantly more snow of 15 inches or more.The storm headed out to sea later in the morning. The cold arctic air left in place is expected to last into the weekend with yet another potential snow event being discussed for Monday. Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772085 188772085 Wed, Jan 22, 2014 2nd Major Snowstorm In 3 Weeks Blankets SouthCoast Again - Fairhaven Center 2014 . The area was fully prepared as a second nor'easter of the year impacted the region dumping 8" of snow in Fairhaven and 9.5" in Acushnet, Wednesday. Local schools were closed and some businesses had delayed openings. The area faired well with the light textured snow and it was easy to shovel and plow. Most of the roadways were cleared by daybreak with a few minor accidents reported. A wind gust of 33 MPH was recorded at The West Island Weather Station while areas further down the Cape experienced gusts to 50+ MPH with significantly more snow of 15 inches or more.The storm headed out to sea later in the morning. The cold arctic air left in place is expected to last into the weekend with yet another potential snow event being discussed for Monday. Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772086 188772086 Wed, Jan 22, 2014 2nd Major Snowstorm In 3 Weeks Blankets SouthCoast Again - Fairhaven Center 2014 The area was fully prepared as a second nor'easter of the year impacted the region dumping 8" of snow in Fairhaven and 9.5" in Acushnet, Wednesday. Local schools were closed and some businesses had delayed openings. The area faired well with the light textured snow and it was easy to shovel and plow. Most of the roadways were cleared by daybreak with a few minor accidents reported. A wind gust of 33 MPH was recorded at The West Island Weather Station while areas further down the Cape experienced gusts to 50+ MPH with significantly more snow of 15 inches or more.The storm headed out to sea later in the morning. The cold arctic air left in place is expected to last into the weekend with yet another potential snow event being discussed for Monday. Our recent photos can now be found on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MLBaron/photos_all https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=188772087 188772087