Category Archives: Weather

It’s Nearly 100 Degrees. Guess What Main Street Store Owners Did With Their Doors?

Nope — they’re not open!

According to alert “06880” reader Rich Stein, earlier today every Main Street shop had its doors shut tight.

The air conditioning was kept in. And customers kept cool.

cool inside

Weathering The Storm

Last night’s thunderstorm tore a narrow but destructive path through Westport.

The owner of this Colony Road home assessed the damage philosophically: “It’s only a tree.”

Colony Road after thunderstorm - August 14, 2016

Colony Road after thunderstorm 2 - August 14, 2016

More thunderstorms are possible through Tuesday.

And we don’t have to tell you: It’s hot!

A Ducky Sunset

On Friday evening, traffic was probably heavy on I-95.

Folks at the Black Duck probably did not care.

Alert “06880” photographer Andrew Colabella captured this unique shot of both.

(Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Striking Scene At Compo

Brian Chapman took this dramatic image at Compo Beach, earlier tonight:

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Brian Chapman)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Brian Chapman)

Post Three

Alert “06880” photographer Andrew Colabella captured this riveting scene, from the central lifeguard station at Compo Beach:

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Old Mill Rocks

Alert “06880” reader Trey Ellis is a nationally known writer, political pundit, social critic and university professor.

He’s also a Westporter, with a pretty good eye for our town’s natural beauty.

Yesterday, he snapped this image from Old Mill Beach.

Click on or hover over image to enlarge. (Photo/Trey Ellis)

Click on or hover over image to enlarge. (Photo/Trey Ellis)

Once again — as with all his work — Trey’s perspective is special, and unique.


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Westport Shows Her True Colors

Severe thunderstorms moved through Westport early this evening.

And then…

Rainbow - July 25, 2016 - David Waldman

(Photo/David Waldman)

(Photos/David Waldman)

(Photo/David Waldman)

(Photo/Robert Mitchell)

(Photo/Robert Mitchell)

Burying Hill Beach - July 25, 2016 - Jessica Isaacs

(Photo/Jessica Isaacs)

Finally, a bit later…

Compo Beach, looking west. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Compo Beach, looking west. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Just Another Spectacular Sunday

Sure, it was hot today.

It’s summer. What do you expect?

(Well, we did not expect a “heat dome,” probably because we’ve never heard of it before. It’s probably an invention of the Weather Channel, just like winter storms with names like Juno and Xerxes.)

Here’s what Compo Beach looked like at various times today.

Enjoy — and bookmark this page, so you can enjoy it again in January. And February. And March…

Sunrise at the beach. (Photo/Dayle Brownstein)

Sunrise at the beach. (Photo/Dayle Brownstein)

It wasn't too hot for this egret. (Photo/Amy Schneider)

It wasn’t too hot for this egret… (Photo/Amy Schneider)

...ditto for these guys. (Photo/Dan Woog)

…or for these guys. (Photo/Dan Woog)

The marina was active today -- but also quite serene. (Photo/Dan Woog)

The marina was active today — but also very serene. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Life is good, as the sun sets. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Life is good, as the sun sets. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Former Westporter Killed By Lightning

Peter Hawkes — a member of Staples High School’s Class of 2011 — was struck and killed by lightning Tuesday evening in Colorado.

Peter Hawkes, in Staples' 2008 yearbook.

Peter Hawkes, in Staples’ 2008 yearbook.

Hawkes — who appears in the Staples yearbook only during freshman year, in 2008 — was on the Indian Tree golf course in Arvada. Witnesses saw 4 bolts of lightning and 2 men huddling under a tree during the fast-moving storm, which caught golfers by surprise.

A woman with lifeguard training applied CPR, but to no avail.

According to CBS Channel 4 in Denver, this was the 15th death in the US from lightning this year, but the 1st in Colorado.

(For the full CBS story, click here.)

 

The Storm Before The Calm

Dark clouds gathered in downtown Westport late this afternoon — and alert “06880” photographer Andrew Colabella was there to capture them.

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Click on or hover over to enlarge. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

The brief storm passed, bringing cooler air and sunny skies.

Friday and the weekend should be hot — and clear.