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Another Soaker

Showers and embedded thunderstorms with torrential downpours passed over the area yesterday, bringing us yet another soaking rain. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches were common across the Cape and once again pockets of street flooding were the result. […]

Plenty of Rain This August

This time last summer we were mired in a drought – with parts of Southern New England in the “Extreme Drought” category according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Hyannis recorded just .71″ of rain last August…with Chatham picking up a […]

Rainfall Totals from Overnight

A summertime “nor’easter” is passing southeast of the Cape and Islands this morning and will intensify as it shifts seaward today. This system brought a good soaking rain to the area overnight, with over an inch of rain recorded in […]

Hurricane Harvey

Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Rockport Texas last night as a powerful, destructive cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and a minimum central pressure of 938 mb. The system, which strengthened from a modest tropical storm […]

Latest in Weather Blog

Beach Erosion and Areas of Coastal Flooding Likely

Strong north and northeast winds continue over the region this morning and will actually increase over the course of the day today and into tonight. Wind gusts of 40 to 50 mph are likely at times, especially this afternoon. The […]

Slow-Moving Jose Will Be With Us For A While

Hurricane Jose was finally downgraded to a Tropical Storm overnight…ending its 12 day run as a hurricane in the Atlantic. The storm is crawling northeastward south of Nantucket and is in no hurry to get out of the region. In […]

Outer Bands of Jose Clipping the Area

Satellite and radar imagery early Tuesday morning showed the outer edges of Hurricane Jose beginning to rotate onto the Cape. Scattered light showers and pockets of mist and drizzle were spilling onto the Cape as of 5:30 this morning and […]

Tropical Storm Warning

A Tropical Storm Warning is now posted for the area, in anticipation of Jose making a swipe at the region later Tuesday and into Wednesday and Thursday. Here is the latest information from the National Hurricane Center as of 8AM: […]

Latest in Updates

Winds Increase

While Jose is slowly weakening and pulling eastward and away from the area tonight, the worst of the storm is yet to come here on the Cape. After wobbling eastward tonight, Jose is expected to stall on Thursday and gradually […]

Conditions Gradually Deteriorate

The 5PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center placed Hurricane Jose about 285 miles south of Nantucket. The storm was wobbling north-northeastward at just 8 mph – unusually slowly for a hurricane along / off the East Coast of the […]

Drying Out

The short-range HRRR model animation of dew point values does a nice job of illustrating the incoming dry air. Values are in the lower and middle 70s this morning but will drop into the 60s during midday and early afternoon […]


Visible satellite imagery from mid-morning shows about as perfect a sky as you’ll ever see across the region. High pressure building in to the region is squelching cloud growth and resulting in just about 100 percent sunshine across the area.