Storm Easing, Power Mostly Stays On

4 hours ago
National Weather Service

Lighter snow is falling on the Cape, Islands and South Coast, and the National Weather Service in Taunton reports that the most intense portion of the storm has passed the area.

A Blizzard Warning remains in effect on the Cape and Islands until 7 pm, and light snow will continue to fall throughout the evening, which could result in a few more inches of plowable snow in the area, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Christin Khan / NOAA

In just a few decades, we’ve gone from hunting whales to protecting them. But many are still endangered, and they face a barrage of potential threats. Now, researchers are developing new ways to study these animals, from facial recognition software to help track whales’ movements, and using baleen to trace the history of stress in whales’ lives.

Storm Brings Heavy Snow, But So Far Few Outages

9 hours ago
National Weather Service

The Cape, the South Coast and the Islands continue to get pummeled with snow and wind, but so far power outages have been limited.

The winter storm is dumping heavy snow, with strong winds threatening blizzard conditions in some areas. The storm is not expected to end until the nighttime hours, with the National Weather Service in Tuanton calling for a foot of snow or more across our region before it's all over.

The snow will be heaviest in the next few hours, and the winds could gusts between 45-65 mph.

National Weather Service

The snow is accumulating on Cape Cod, creating unsafe travel conditions as tree limbs start to fall on icy roadways. Officials are asking that residents stay off the roads as much as possible in order to clear the way for plow workers.

According to the National Weather Service in Taunton, heavy snowfall, strong winds and blizzard conditions will affect the Cape, Islands and South Caost throughout the day. The weather could cause downed power lines and may bring outages. The region could see 6-10 inches of snow before the snow tapers down and stops overnight.

Photo by CCS under NOAA Permit

How do you study the diet and eating habits of seals? As they hunt in the open water, it’s almost impossible to see what they’re putting into their mouths. 

But there is another way.

Martha's Vineyard Times

WCAI News Director Sean Corcoran hosts a discussion about the top local news stories of the week with area journalists. Joining Sean this week are Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; Joshua Balling of the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror; Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette; Ryan Bray of the Falmouth Enterprise; Jim DeArruda of the New Bedford Standard Times; and Nelson Sigelman of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

In 2007 the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza in Yucatan, Mexico, was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A popular tourist destination, this archaeological site once belonged to Edward Herbert Thompson (1857-1935) of West Falmouth, Massachusetts!  Evan Albright has written a book, part biography, which investigates how Thompson, an archaeologist who had owned and explored Chichen Itza for nearly half a century, made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in North America. Mr.

Elspeth Hay

They are hairy on the outside. Blood spills out when you open them. On The Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay investigates the often off-putting blood clam. And she discovers them - once you get past the blood and the visceral appearance - hearty and delicious.


Mark Faherty

For my first edition of the Bird Report that's exclusively about birds, I figured I needed a slam dunk. A topic no one could argue with. So that's why I've gone with that species that defines “majestic”: the Bald Eagle.

One day last fall I led a group of students from Pennsylvania State University on a walk through the Provincelands. The students were members of Bob Burkholder’s class on Cape Cod Literature, and each year he brings the class here for a week-long stay at the Wellfleet Bay Audubon Sanctuary.