Ferry schedule changes, wind advisory for Martha's Vineyard
Photo by Steve Myrick
Updated 11:30 am, Friday, June 14, 2013
Weather conditions forced some changes in the Steamship Authority (SSA) and Island Queen ferry schedules this morning.
The SSA cancelled the M/V Governor's 9:45 am trip from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, and the return 11 am trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole.
All SSA trips destined for Oak Bluffs through 3:45 pm have been diverted to Vineyard Haven.
The Island Queen cancelled it's scheduled 9 am and 10:30 am voyages from Falmouth Harbor to Oak Bluffs. That means there will be no 9:40 am or 11:05 am departures from Oak Bluffs.
About one-half inch of rain fell overnight, a little less than forecast. The National Weather Service recorded maximum sustained winds of 22 miles per hour, with gusts up to 37 miles per hour.
A high wind advisory remains in effect until noon today, with winds predicted at 20 to 30 miles per hour from the northeast, and gusts up to 45 miles per hour. A gale warning remains in effect for coastal waters until 2 pm.
The National Weather Service warns that people should be especially careful visiting area beaches where high surf and dangerous rip tides are forecast.
The storm is forecast to move out late today, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 70's predicted for Saturday.