Tropical Storm Jose WARNING

Update: September 18, 2017


– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Below tropical storm force wind
– Peak Wind Forecast: 20-30 mph with gusts to 60 mph

– LATEST LOCAL FORECAST: Localized storm surge possible
– Peak Storm Surge Inundation: The potential for 1-3 feet
above ground somewhere within surge prone areas
– Window of concern: Begins early this afternoon

– Localized inundation with storm surge flooding mainly along immediate shorelines and in low-lying spots, or in areas farther inland near where higher surge waters move ashore.
– Sections of near-shore roads and parking lots become
overspread with surge water. Driving conditions dangerous
in places where surge water covers the road.
– Moderate beach erosion. Heavy surf also breaching dunes, mainly in usually vulnerable locations. Strong rip currents.
– Minor to locally moderate damage to marinas, docks,
boardwalks, and piers. A few small craft broken away from

– Peak Rainfall Amounts: 4-8 inches, with locally higher

– Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations.
– Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter
currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, arroyos, and
ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots.
– Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in
usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding
of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor
drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds
become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures.


Attention Town of Barnstable Mooring Permit Holders!

Please be advised of a potential strong wind/rain event next week 9/18/17.HERE is the link to the storm precautions web page.  Please take all necessary precautions and if you have any questions contact the Harbormasters Office at 508-790-6273


Storm Updates



Widespread power outages were  reported however crews have restored power and are nearly complete in Barnstable. As of 1:30pm, all but 9 or .03% of the Town of Barnstable Eversource customers have power.

Eversource Info Here

Click Here to Track Town Snowplow Fleet

T  H  I  N  K     S  P  R  I  N  G!

February 10, 2017 07:30 AM –The accumulating snow ended around 3:00AM. DPW main road crews are scraping and treating their routes, and then will treat their roads a final time with material during the morning commute. Secondary road crews have cleaned up and pushed back their routes. The vast majority of the crews will be at the 24 hour mark when the above is completed. A limited crew will be leading final clean-up efforts, addressing complaints and preparing for sidewalk snow plowing.

February 9, 2017 8:30 PM – All crews are continuing to plow. It appears that the worst of the snow is behind us. Gusting winds will continue throughout the night. Please continue to stay off the roads if possible.

February 9, 2017 4:30 PM – We are entering the height of the storm with heavy snow, gusting winds up to 50 mph, and limited visibility for the next few hours. The plows are all out, working hard to keep the roads passable. The Barnstable Police Department has requested that the DPW focus their efforts on the hospital and other emergency routes. There are multiple trees and power lines down throughout the Town. If you are able to, please stay off the roads.

February 9, 2017 11:00 AM – Good morning, our second  large storm of the season is at our doorstep. With predictions of over a foot of snow and high winds,  the DPW has mobilized and is pretreating the main roads. The secondary road contractors are being called in, and all trucks should be on the roads by noon. Utility companies stand ready to immediately address areas of lost power. With the predicted intensity of the storm this afternoon, it is likely roads will become snow filled. Please assist the emergency, utility and plow crews by staying off the roads.  If you are an essential worker please take care and refrain from parking on the main streets of Hyannis, Barnstable and Osterville villages. Stay Safe!