A Nova Scotia style lobster boat rides out the strong southeasterly gales., south of the Causeway to West Island. Winds have gusted to 56 MPH. Video by Mark L. Baron Jr. For more details of this storm and live updates visit www.westislandweather.com NOTE:These classic Nova Scotia style lobster boats are higher in the bow than a Maine style vessel , a common sight along the New England coast. These rugged boats are designed to brave the harsh conditions that may be encountered. They have a fully flared bow to punch into head seas, rounded bilges for load carrying ability and a graceful shear line that ad to their stability. Lower in the aft section it allows for the hauling and setting of traps which are marked with a float that has a design linking the vessel from which it came. http://www.westislandweather.com
After the Storm West Island Weather Station, Fairhaven, MA.A spectacular sunrise captured on West Island Weather Station's SkyCam system, after a wild night of heavy snow and high winds gusting over 47MPH. The Feb 10 Nor'easter dumped 6.25" of heavy wet snow and froze up the tower gear at the West island Weather Station. The rain/snow line was right over Buzzards Bay early in the Feb 10 snow storm. Below freezing temperatures eventually won out. The iced up gear on the tower of The West Island Weather Station took 15 hours to thaw out. This clip looks like still shots - but it's video! For more on this storm: http://www.westislandweather.com/weatherreviewrecap.htm
Frozen Skywarn Station - West Island Weather Station Tower -Feb 10, 2010 snow storm aftermath. Anemometers and tower gear frozen in place night of storm. Hi wind gust 47.3MPH. The rain/snow line was right over Buzzards Bay early in the Feb 10 snow storm. Below freezing temperatures eventually won out. The iced up gear on the tower of The West Island Weather Station took 15 hours to thaw out. For more on this storm: http://www.westislandweather.com/weatherreviewrecap.htm
N1LTV - Hank Riley, A SkyWarn Weather Spotter for Bristol County, Massachusetts, scales up the 50ft tower of The West Island Weather Station KA1WBH. The WIWS weather tower is cramped with sophisticated weather gear and SkyCam. Hank an electronics engineer was like a kid in a toy store up there today. http://www.westislandweather.com
West Island Weather Station , Fairhaven, MA July 19, 2010 at 12:25PM A lightning storm approaches with an interesting front line, or shelf cloud. This usually is an indicator of high winds aloft. A Westport man was struck by lightning in Dartmouth, MA, a shed was struck by lightning in Fairhaven, MA and destroyed by fire, and a house in Dartmouth was also struck by lightning.
As the Midwest got battered with brutal winter weather, a mild spring like storm brought in temperatures reaching 55.6 degrees this weekend. Heavy rain stayed in Rhode Island with totals reaching 5". Locally at the West Island South Point Station, the wind gusted to 54MPH at 2:09PM Sunday along with sustained 40MPH southeasterly breezes into the early evening. 1.17" of rain fell Sunday and .36" inches Monday for a storm total of 1.53". If this was all snow we could have been digging out from over 15" inches.