Category Archives: Weather

Nantucket Arcus Cloud

If you were looking up this past Wednesday, July 1, you saw a very rare event – and Arcus Roll Cloud rolling over Nantucket preceeding a slow moving thunderstorm to our west.


Nantucket Weather and Airport Conditions

Nantucket Weather and Airport Conditions

Weather and Airport Update

Nantucket Weather

Nantucket Weather

Latest Nantucket, Massachusetts, weather conditions and forecast

Current Radar

Graphical Forecast

Nantucket January Temperatures

How warm was it in January? Here are Nantucket’s highs and lows (bars), and normal highs and lows (lines).

Nantucket Almanac

Nantucket Weather

Current area weather conditions

Current Radar

Updated Tides and Details

Cisco Beach Surf Report

sUrfari Report by MrChristian
Thursday July 05 @ 11:52 am
WAVES: 2-4′
SETS: Head+

WIND: SW 20-25 and diminishing late
LOW TIDE@ 6:09am
HIGH TIDE@ 12:29
CONDITIONS: Victory at sea SSW windswell and stiff SSW wind.
OUTLOOK: Minimal SE background swell for the weekend (knee). Light W wind Saturday then N offshore for Sunday and NW offshores Monday.
OUTLOOK: Continued SSW wind and wind slop. Wind going light W for Saturday then back to SW late Saturday night through Monday.

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Updated and Latest Surf Report

North East Buoy Data

Forecast as of Friday, July 6, 11 am.

Updated 5 Day Forecast

Recent Right Whale Sitings

Sun and Moon Rise & Set

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The Night Sky

Friday (6th): Earth is at its farthest from the Sun for the year – 3 percent farther (about 3 million miles) than at perihelion in January.

Saturday (7th): At twilight, bright Venus appears about equally distant from Saturn (to its right) and Regulus (to its upper left).

Monday (9th): Before dawn, look to the eastern sky for the waning Moon with fiery yellow-orange Mars to its lower right. Twice as far below Mars is a dimmer fire-colored star, Alpha Ceti. The Pleiades is far to their lower left.

Nantucket News

Bob Matthews has announced his plans to convert the Point Breeze into a $100 million private club and condo residence. Phase one of the project, opening in the summer of 2008, will consist of 32 residences, a mix of one and two-bedroom condominium units and six cottages with up to 2,176 square feet. Prices for the residences will start at $1 million and will include club membership. The club will include a spa, fitness center, restaurant, cabaret, swimming pool, tennis courts, screening room, cigar room and wine-tasting room. The grounds will include a nature walk, meditation garden, and underground parking.

The Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum was voted Best Nantucket Museum and Best Rainy Day Activity, and won second place in the Best Kids Activity category in Cape Cod Life’s The Best of The Cape & Islands reader’s survey. The Whaling Museum was also voted Editor’s Choice for “Best Place for a Wedding,” and The Museum Shop was Editor’s Choice for Best Gift Shop.

Leslie Linsley/Nantucket at Zero India St. was voted Editor’s Choice by Cape Cod Life magazine for the store with the best crafts and handmade gifts. Wolfhound was voted Editor’s Choice for best men’s clothing.

The Town of Nantucket has launched its new website with new features to better serve the public. Information typically available only at the actual Town Offices will now be accessible to the public online. A Public Meeting Calendar which will contain the schedule of all town board and committee meetings, including the agendas when available.

Never one to miss a chance to have fun with their business, Young’s Bicycle Shop at 6 Broad Street is now selling the island’s first custom packed Island Punch flavored gourmet purple Jelly Belly jelly beans, 1 oz bags for 99 cents.

The Boston Herald reported yesterday that the state’s real estate prices and sales are dropping, “but on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, the real estate party that came to a crashing halt across the state in 2005 never really stopped, it only slowed down a bit.” While Massachusetts home prices have dropped over 12% in the past year, single-family home prices on both islands are up. “On Nantucket, the median home price is now $1.63 million, up from $1.55 million the year before.”

Hurricane season begins today. Here is a summary of NOAA’s predictions for the Atlantic, based on warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, and an expected La Nina pattern:

  • Named Storms: 13 to 17 (average is 11)
  • Hurricanes: 7 to 10 (average is 6)
  • Major Hurricanes (Cat. 3 or more): 3 to 5 (average is 2)
  • Chance that season will be above normal: 75%

Nantucket News

Calling All Local Artists
The Nantucket Memorial Airport is requesting artwork (no photography) representative of Nantucket island life for a one year display. Artists should provide conveniently sized samples or photos for review – no original artwork or slides. Include in your submission the media type and size of piece. Only originals will be installed. Deadline is 6/11/07. 508-325-5307. Send or deliver to Leisa Heintz, Nantucket Memorial Airport, 14 Airport Rd, Unit 1, Nantucket.

Hurricane Forecast
Due to the rapid dissipation of El Nino conditions, the Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science is calling for a very active hurricane season, with landfall probabilities for the 2007 hurricane season well above their long-period averages.

The forecast for the Atlantic basin. (Average in parentheses)
Named Storms: 17 (9.6)
Named Storm Days: 85 (49.1)
Hurricanes: 9 (5.9)
Hurricane Days: 40 (24.5)
Intense Hurricanes: 5 (2.3)
Intense Hurricane Days: 11 (5.0)
Probabilty of at least one major category 3 or more hurricane landfall on East Coast: 50% (31%)

New One Way Streets
Look for new “one way street” signs on Broad Street and Chestnut Street on May 14th. Here’s a map:

In related news, the Board of Selectmen have changed all the 90 minute parking spaces downtown back to 1 hour spots.

Jet Blue is now selling round trip tickets to and from JFK for flights that begin on May 24. The special $79 one way fare requires a 14 day advance purchase; travel from Nantucket must take place Tuesday through Friday; travel from New York must take place Sunday through Wednesday; special fare not available for travel before June 3rd.

The Visitor’s Services Advisory Committee needs additional committee members, especially from retail and restaurant businesses. This committee was established to provide a quality experience for island visitors and residents, and meets once per month. On the committee with me are Charles Balas, Toby Greenberg, and Michelle Langlois, and among other things, the committee makes sure there are fireworks every Fourth of July.

There are more than 30 seats open on town appointed committees. Find the complete list here, along with the necessary forms.. The deadline to apply is noon on Monday, May 14, and the public hearing is later that day, 4:00 PM in the Cyrus Peirce Middle School Cafeteria.