Best Gov. site: NOAA Boston and Region Weather, updated hourly.
[click on map where you live for the land forecast, click the water for the water forecast.]
NOAA’s New NowCoast Page
[Experimental site with combined GIS and real time info, slow with dial-up connections.]
Today’s Weather Conditions (from NOAA’s National Weather Service)
Storms and Sea Conditions
More links at the BB NEP’s Storm and Hurricane Page
Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO) operated by WHOI, through MACOORA
Buzzards Bay Data Buoy BUZM3 wind and wave conditions, updated hourly
If Wave Height recorder adata not available. check the Nantucket Buoy data (graphs shown at bottom of this page).
Seawater Temperature and gulf stream off Northeast US
Yesterday’s composite (opens new window)Sunrise and set for New Bedford, MA, data from US Naval observatory:
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Tonight’s moon phase.
Rainfall and Drought
More links at the BB NEP’s climate and rainfall data page
Note that these are state drought advisories, not actual status adopted by municipalities. Many municipalities in Southeastern Massachusetts adopted water restrictions during drought periods as needed.