BIG BREAKFAST - A male Red-bellied woodpecker has been stuffing as much orange pulp as he could over the past few days and headed off with a beakfull, probably to waiting chicks in a nest nearby. Tuesday - May 21, 2019 520AM at West Island alongside the State Reservation.
Red-bellied Woodpeckers are common in many Eastern woodlands and forests, from old stands of oak and hickory to young hardwoods and pines. They will also often venture from forests to appear at backyard feeders.
*ML's Note: Curious bird sounds in the background and wind chimes from a nice northwest wind added to the ambient audio captured in this clip. The temperature was 58.2F and humidity 72%. A fantastic stretch of weather is expected into the Memorial Day weekend!
MLBaron video for westislandweather.com
BIG BREAKFAST - A male Red-bellied woodpecker has been stuffing as much orange pulp as he could over the past few days and headed off with a beakfull, probably to waiting chicks in a nest nearby. Tuesday - May 21, 2019 520AM at West Island alongside the State Reservation. Red-bellied Woodpeckers are common in many Eastern woodlands and forests, from old stands of oak and hickory to young hardwoods and pines. They will also often venture from forests to appear at backyard feeders. *ML's Note: Curious bird sounds in the background and wind chimes from a nice northwest wind added to the ambient audio captured in this clip. The temperature was 58.2F and humidity 72%. A fantastic stretch of weather is expected into the Memorial Day weekend! MLBaron video for westislandweather.com
PANTHER MOON - A full moon set on the horizon at Hoppy's Landing , Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 518AM. The full moon for May, named The Panther Moon by the American Chocktaw Indian. The temperature was 54.2F and the wind calm out of the northwest at 5MPH. The ocean temperature was 52.7F. Humidity at 87% and dew point was 48.5F. Enjoy the ambient sounds of the spring morning. MLBaron video for westislandweather.com
http://www.westislandweather.com/ Headed out to the ocean with my pals. Shelby (Boxer mix) and Silas (pure bred Siberian Husky) rescued from being put down., by my Daughter Brittany, now spend the rest of their days as official mascots of the West Island Weather Station, time for a swim and some real tasty ice cream. Sunny my Yellow Lab is in charge of keeping these misfits in line. This is a good summer day, they have been in winter weather 15 degrees above zero outback with wind chill to 20 below .
This GMC bike is rigged for long range distance. There are 2 GMC bikes for The West Island Weather Station. WIWS provides special services for custom bikes needed for law enforcement and other emergency agencies.This bike has lightweight gear on board and can transport 30lbs 10 miles. The other rig is heavy duty with lots of gear on board and designed to transport 10lbs 30 miles nonstop. Both bikes have GPS and on board fore and aft camera capability. This is a military spec cycle, don't even think about riding this bike if you're not in shape.Training involves night time ops and riding in severe weather. Tubes are sealed so no flat tires
Routine servicing of gear at the West Island Weather Station tower in Fairhaven,MA occurs year round, weather permitting. MLBaron is belted up on tower. Inspection of tower structure, wiring and instruments keeps the SkyWarn rig fine tuned. Since 1992 the WIWS tower has been though historic and significant storms including the March 1993 "Super-Storm" (one of the most powerful winter storms along the Eastern seaboard since records were kept) along with numerous blizzards, thunderstorms, hailstorms and a few powerful tropical storms. The tower nicknamed "Dorothy" was erected by Peter Jarosik-KA1WBE. The West Island Weather Station is one of the highest rated American PWS Weather Stations in the world.
http://westislandweather.com/ West Island Weather Station SkyCam array: 2 Cams unobstructed-all gear operational-but still encrusted with snow and ice. Tower has electrical power intact to masthead lights. Weather flag halyards frozen-can't liberate flags yet. Davis Solar panel snow/ice covered. **KEEP CLEAR** DEBRIS AND ICE FALLING FROM TOWER ** NO VISITORS ** Transmitter briefly intermittent during storm. WeatherLink IP Frozen anemometer. http://www.westislandweather.com Snow data compiled by K1CI Tiverton 8.2 Falmouth 5.5 New Bedford 7.0 Vineyard Haven 5.0 Fairhaven 7.6 Acushnet 8.0 Falmouth 7.0 Buzzards Bay 9.0 WEST ISLAND 4.7 Acushnet 9.3 New Bedford 7.5 New Bedford 8.0 Fairhaven: 9.2" (liquid: 0.97") Eastham: 6.5" W.Tisbury: 5.0" S.Plymouth: 10.0" E.Falmouth: 8.0" Wellfleet: 4.0" S.Sagamore: 4.5" Vineyard Haven: 6.0" S.Hyannis: 6.0" (LIQUID: 0.94")
This Nova Scotia style lobster boat lies beached in the soft sand south of the West Island Causeway. Strong southerly winds over 26 knots (Oct 13, 2009) caused the vessel to drift to the soft sanded beach This clip also shows the inside of the wheelhouse and gear in the waist. High tide at 430 this afternoon with northwesterly winds may be a good time to try to free it. The vessel ran aground before the high southerly winds arrived. Apparently the Nova Scotia style lobster boat 's mooring chain became dislodged., and had nothing to do with the strong winds! This is the famous lobster boat on YouTube from the December 12, 2008 storm! http://www.westislandweather.com/apps/videos/videos/view/1510067-west-island-lobster-boat-in-storm NOW...AT 11 AM...SHOWERS LIKELY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 53. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH. AT 1 PM...SHOWERS LIKELY. TEMPERATURE AROUND 55. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. AT 3 PM...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. TEMPERATURE AROUND 55. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
The West Island Weather Station is preparing for a major snow storm event. The tower, nicknamed "Dorothy" is 50 feet tall with a 16ft Diamond Dual Band on top. Other gear includes 6 weather stations and various other equipment. The West Island Weather Station Tower was built in June of 1992. See what happens with weather at West Island near Cape Cod,MA with live streaming video and weather, visit: http://www.westislandweather.com
Gale Warning flags fly at the West Island Weather Station Tower,(nicknamed "Dorothy") Fairhaven,MA. The "battle flags" are up in preparation for a potential major storm event for SouthCoast Massachusetts and New England.