Category Archives: Cape Ann Weather

Hummingbirds are on the Move!

Hummingbird Feeder ©Kim Smith 2014 copyWith the unseasonable low temperatures, the hummingbird exodus from the north will soon follow. Keep your feeders full of sugar water to help sustain the southward migrants on their long journey to winter destinations.

Hummingbird Rose of Sharon ©Kim Smith 2014Our resident female Ruby-throated Hummingbird was spotted yesterday, making her rounds nectaring at the Rose-of-Sharon, native honeysuckle, hibiscus, and jewelweed.

Hummingbird Feeder Recipe: 1 Cup water to 1/4 Cup pure granulated sugar. Do not add red food coloring or substitute honey for sugar. Replenish frequently, especially during warm weather.

Friday September 12th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt… Diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight NE winds around 5 kt…increasing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Beach Forecasts are Cancelled until next year May 18th , 2015….

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4956561

Hourly Temps :

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Northern Lights Tonight Viewing Chances 65% look away from City Lights ! Pending sky cover conditions …
Take sum great snaps of the Aurora Borealis …

Photo courtesy Dan Russell

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Green line indicates poss viewing and it’s just south of Cape Ann ….

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Thursday September 11th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today S winds 5 to 10 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog this morning. Showers likely this afternoon. Vsby 1 nm or less this morning.
Tonight SW winds around 10 kt…becoming NW after midnight. Gusts up to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers.

Beach Forecast :
Sun / Clouds
Winds South to South West 10-20 mph
Water temps 68°
Temps 70-78°
Humidity 80%
Late day showers / Storms ….
UV INDEX 8

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4951369

Hourly Forecast :

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Wednesday September 10th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Wed NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Wed Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy fog. Patchy drizzle. Vsby 1 nm or less.

Beach Forecast :
Cool / raw morning clouds poss Fog & Drizzle temps 60’s NE winds 10-15mph
UV Index 5
Water Temps 72°

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4947557

Hourly Forecast:

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Tuesday September 9th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.
Tonight NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Patchy drizzle.

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4943910

Beach Forecast :
Cool / 60°s
Sunny / UV INDEX 8
Water Temp 70°
Winds ENE 10-15mph

Hourly Forecast:

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Monday September 8th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today NE winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight E winds 5 to 10 kt…increasing to 10 to 15 kt after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Pod Cast Weather:

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4940129

Beach Forecast:
Cool 60°s
Sun / high clouds
Water temps 67°
Winds NE 15-25mph
UV INDEX 9

Hourly Forecast:

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Storm, Darkness, Injury, and Caveman First Aid

FirstAid4765wmLast night, after being taken home by the wonderful CATA ADA (disability) lift bus, I walked into a dark and empty house. Finding no matches to light a candle, I located my dad’s 1970’s rechargeable flashlight. Still no matches, even though we had just bought three hundred at the dollar store. I opened the freezer door, and as it swung shut, it bit me. Not wanting to bleed all over the floor, I grabbed a napkin and a rubber band. My nurse friends may hate me, but all is well. Then the power came back on. I just had to laugh.

Community Photos Post 9/6/14 Storm

Hello Joey:
I have been a big fan of Good Morning Gloucester for many years. I live on Salt island Rd and would like to share a few photos from the thunderstorms on 9/6/14.
Let me know what you think!
Thanks,
Nancy Knott

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Just wanted to share a great pic from storm on Saturday taken at the Studio…what a venue to watch an incredible storm!
Enjoy,
Lynne Caruso

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Suset After The Storms From Bex

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Sunrise 9/5 from Scott Larsen

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Friday September 5th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today SW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming S 10 to 15 kt with gusts up to 20 kt this afternoon. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Gusts up to 20 kt in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Beach Forecast :
3 H H H ‘ S Hazy / Hot / Humid
Temps 85°- 90° Degrees
Water Temp 68°
Winds SW 15-20mph
UV INDEX 10
Waves 2-3 FT

Pod Cast Weather:

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4929566

Hourly Forecast :

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Thursday September 4th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today W winds around 5 kt…becoming SE this afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Tonight SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

Beach Forecast :
80°s Mostly Sunny
Water Temp 68° Degrees
Winds West 5-10 mph becoming onshore late morning / early Afternoon..
UV INDEX 9
Precipitation 0%

Pod Cast Weather:

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4925715

Hourly Forecast :

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Wednesday September 3rd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today W winds 10 to 15 kt…diminishing to 5 to 10 kt this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 foot or less.

Beach Forecast :
Water temps 67°
UV INDEX 10
Temps 80°s
Winds West 10-20mph

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4921912

Hourly Forecast :

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Tuesday September 2nd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Tue S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.
Tue Night SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Patchy fog. Vsby 1 to 3 nm.

Beach Forecast :
Water Temps 70° Degrees
UV Index 9 Very High Depending on if low clouds / fog hold off …
Air Temps 80°s Late Morning / Early afternoon Sea Breezes likely …
South Winds to South East Winds 5-15mph …

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4918392

Hourly Forecast :

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Poor Little Lost Bat

Bat trapped ©Kim Smith 2014Around and around the room flew the bat, neatly missing walls and chandelier. My husband’s response was calm and collected–and to me–you’re my nature girl he said. Not when it comes to bats trapped in our dining room I wailed in dismay. After a few unsettled moments, I realized the bat wasn’t going to bite him or me and it truly was just a poor little lost bat struggling to find its way out. I ran and got our trusty butterfly net that, although it has never been used to catch a butterfly with any success, has rescued myriad songbirds and hummingbirds. Tom caught the little bat in a flash and out into the night it flew.

How did it get in we wondered, with all the doors closed and the windows screened?

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Butterfly net ©Kim Smith 2014When our children were very young, I made each a net using  a dowel, piece of wire bent into a hoop-shape, fabric remnant, and recycled leather shoelace. The nets conveniently live in the mud room and they sure have come in handy over the years!

Thursday August 28th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today N winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft.

Beach Forecast …
Water Temp 68°
Air Temps 70°s
Winds NNW 10 MPH
UV Index 7
Sun And Clouds …

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4900308

Hourly Forecast :

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Wednesday August 27th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today SW winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms this afternoon.
Tonight SW winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Beach Forecast :
Water Temps 69°
Air Temps 84°
Dew points 66-71°
UV INDEX 9
Mostly Sunny with chance late Storms after 5pm …

Pod Cast weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4896190

Hourly Forecast :

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Tuesday August 26th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather

Marine Forecast :
Today S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas around 2 ft.
Tonight S winds around 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Beach Forecast :
UV Index 10
Water Temp 68°
Winds light onshore SE 5-10^mph
Mostly sunny …
Beach temps 77°- 84° Degrees

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4892550

Hourly Forecast :

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Monday August 25th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Today NW winds around 5 kt…becoming E this afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Beach Forecast :
Warm 81° Water temp 68°
UV INDEX 10
Mostly Sunny Beauty Beach Day

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4888758

Hourly Forecast :

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Friday August 22nd , 2014 Cape Ann Weather…

Marine Forecast :
Today NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Tonight NE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Water Temp 70°
Beach : 3 onshore flow / few showers and sprinkles this am .. Mostly cloudy .. Fog / drizzle . Beach Temps 65-70° for highs ..

Pod Cast Weather :

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http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4878622

Hourly Forecast :

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Wednesday August 20th , 2014 Cape Ann Weather..

Marine Forecast :
Wed NE winds around 5 kt…becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 1 foot or less.
Wed Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt…becoming W after midnight. Seas 1 foot or less.

Water Temps : 66°

Pod Cast Weather :

http://www.spreaker.com:80/episode/4871264

Hourly Weather :

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