Wet Wednesday, Supermoon, Marston Mills Boat Yard Fire, Boom Goes The Whale!

Here Comes The Rain Again

8 AM Radar.A big ol' storm is rolling by us today. It should rain all day, giving us between .5 and .75 inches of the H2O by the time it scoots off the coast.

It should start raining in an hour or so, it will get heavy soon after, and end as drizzle a bit after suppertime. The village of Buzzards Bay is forecast to get .81 inches of rain, which they (Accuweather) say will end at 7 PM.

After that, we get some nice weather. Thurday and Friday will be sunny, and Friday may push us up to 60 degrees. A high wind will take some heat out of the day, but you could almost tan if you set your chair leeward to the wind. The weekend should be warm as well.

Our next rain after that is in the middle of next week. One rain storm will actually start as snow, and give the ground what may be her last coating (.1") of the season. Whatever falls won't stick around long. That's a good bet to be the last snowfall you see until next Thanksgiving or so.

The approaching Supermoon on the 19th-20th seems ready to give us only a pleasant Sunday. Anyone who feels that the approach of a Supermoon sets off bad weather events will be disappointed, although the history books will note that this Supermoon cycle came very close to the Japanese earthquake/tsunami/reactor meltdown(s). Cape Cod took her Supermoon beating during the historic 1993 snowstorm.

We'll do some more Japan stuff either later today or tomorrow, whenever I get around to it. Things are ugly over there.

In other news....

A fire in a shed at a Marston Mills harbor was put out this morning.

One firefighter suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and was taken to the hospiital. The fire went down at Peck's Boats, on Route 28 and Putnam Road, roughly at 6 AM. I don't think that's our Peck, but we'll look into it.

We don't know if any boats were damaged. Call Peck's yourself, Cap'n.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated. See the cc2day report here.

How NOT To Get Rid Of A Whale Carcass

Cape Cod gets whales on the beach all the time. We know how to deal with them, and even get them back into the water now and then.

Duxbury has a whale wash ashore now and then. The most recent one we had was when I was a kid. They buried it, and every nor'easter for a year uncovered it. It stank up the beach sumtin' fierce until everything decomposed and the birds ate it. You can still find whale bones if you check the area closely.

Cape Cod is good at dealing with beached whales, and Duxbury is learning. Out in the Northwest, they're still sort of questing for fire.

Florence, Oregon had a 45 foot sperm whale carcass wash ashore in 1970. It was ignored until the smell became untenable. They needed to remove the whale. They put their heads together, and decided to do this:

Imagine being the guy with the crushed Cadillac filling out his insurance report. Never park within 1/4 mile of an exploding whale.

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