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.