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Local Cape Cod Weather: Current Conditions
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Fair and 30 F at Hyannis, Barnstable Municipal-Boardman Airport, MA
Winds are West at 3.5 MPH (3 KT). The pressure is 1033.9 mb and the humidity is 36%. Last Updated on Mar 24 2017, 1:56 am EDT.
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Average Cape Cod Temperatures By Month
Seasonal temperatures on Cape Cod are relatively mild due to the Cape being surrounded by water. This keeps the Cape’s average temperatures cooler in Summer and warmer in Winter.
Coastal Waters & Offshore Marine Forecasts
Cape Cod area & offshore marine forecasts including Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, Great South Channel, Georges Bank, and the waters South of New England out to 1000 fathoms.
Cape Cod Evacuation Route: West may not be best
Everyone has seen those blue evacuation route signs on the westbound exit ramps and on Route 6 West. Depending on the cause for the evacuation, you may want to seek an alternate route.
Rainy Day on Cape Cod: What to do?
The weather on Cape Cod during the tourist season is usually great for nothing better than going…
Cape Cod Area Weather: NEXRAD Radar Loop
National Weather Service Boston Zone radar loop: NEXRAD (Next Generation Radar) obtains weather information (precipitation and wind) based upon returned energy. The radar emits a burst of energy (green).…
The Winter of 1875
The winter of 1874-‘75 was one long to be remembered on Cape Cod. The cold was extreme and locked tight every harbor along the shore.
Yankee Weather Rhymes
There are many Yankee rhymes and sayings about the weather. Here is an old one:
Call Them Lucky
The following words appreciative of the Cape came from man “marooned” in the city of Boston during a hot spell of weather one summer many years ago:
The name Snow is a notable one on Cape Cod and the South Shore. It goes ‘way back to the early settlers’ time, and it has always been an honorable one born by honorable Cape Codders and…
The Great Yellow Day
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1881, there occurred over all New England, for nearly all that day, a darkness of alarming nature. It was like the famous “dark day” of ninety-nine years before, 1780,…
Smiling Cape Cod!
Those sparkling Irish eyes that are smiling in the well-known song are matched by the bright smiling aspect of Cape Cod as it lies beneath a summer sky whose sun makes the waters dance for joy. Again,…
Cape Cod’s Black Magic
If you are standing one evening on a Harwich shore, and, looking off towards Monomoy, suddenly see the shrubs elongate themselves into trees, and sand dunes on the far eastern horizon seem to be mysteriously…
When Cape Cod was a great fishing center, hundreds of vessels went to the mackerel grounds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The beautiful sky-cloud formation which is composed of thousands of small clouds, slightly overlapping, and very high up, is often called a “mackerel sky” from its fancied pattern resemblance…
Cape Cod Icecapade
Back in 1933-34 the Cape experienced a winter it has not yet forgotten. It was so cold that saltwater ice formed early, first in the various creeks, then in the harbors of Wellfleet and Provincetown,…
Cool but Smelly
It was in 1873 that a Cape Cod newspaper declared during a spell of hot weather: “We pity the denizens of the city in their brick ovens, especially at night when they retire to rest nominally…
Watch for Mare’s Tails
“Mare’s tails” are the long, wispy, feathery clouds one sees occasionally in an otherwise cloudless sky. But note them well. Some of them are marvelously beautiful, and nearly all…
Lost in the Snow, The Portland Gale
When the steamship Portland was lost in a great blizzard five miles off Cape Cod’s Point on November 27, 1898, there was another vessel that came to grief at the same time and place—the…
Wind and Weather
The winds that assure us good weather blow to us from the northwest, west, or southwest. In fact, it is said that, except for thunderstorms, no bad weather ever comes to us from the west.
The Big Freeze of 1875
From February 3, 1875, until March 6 of the same year, Cape Cod Bay was almost completely frozen over. One of the coldest winters on record, Cape Codders long remembered the humorous sidelights connected…
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