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USCG Sector SE New England Woods Hole


USCG Station Woods Hole, USCGC Tybee (WPB 1330), USCGC Sanibel (WPB 1312), USCGC Hammerhead (WPB-87302), USCG ANT Woods Hole
1 Little Harbor Rd., Woods Hole, MA 02543

In Woods Hole, the summers are warm, humid, and windy; the winters are very cold, wet, and extremely windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 24°Fto 79°F and is rarely below 10°F or above 85°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 9 to September 20, with an average daily high temperature above 71°F. The hottest day of the year is July 25, with an average high of 79°F and low of 64°F.


The cold season lasts for 3.3 months, from December 10 to March 20, with an average daily high temperature below 46°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 24°F and high of 38°F.


The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.7 months, from December 7 to March 31, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 8, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.4 inches.


The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from March 31 to December 7. The least snow falls around August 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

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Cost of Living
Residents in Woods Hole, MA have a cost of living index of 174. This index is 32% higher than the Massachusetts average and 74% higher than the national average. The following categories are used when determining the cost of living index for any given city: health care (5%), transportation (9%), utilities (10%), groceries (13%), housing (30%), and goods/services (33%). Clearly, housing and goods/services make up the majority of the formula for calculating the cost of living index. Because of this, the general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Baltimore, MD, the average cost of goods and services is 3% lower than it is in Maryland, and it is 6% higher than the national average.

Getting to Know the Area
The best thing about the Cape Cod area is that it has something to appeal to every type of traveler. For beachgoers, the Cape Cod National Seashore is paradise, with its spectacular sand dunes and miles of pristine beaches like Race Point, Nauset, and Coast Guard Beach. And don’t miss some of Cape Cod’s other beautiful stretches, such as Chatham’s Lighthouse Beach. Adventurers will want to rent a bike and cycle along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, which passes through some of the area’s most stunning scenery. For animal lovers, getting out on the water with a cruise to see dolphins, seals, and humpback whales is a must. There’s plenty for culture buffs, too: take in a play at the Monomoy Theater or visit the Cape’s many museums and galleries, including the Sandwich Glass Museum, which showcases the town’s glassmaking tradition. And then there’s the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, in Brewster, which celebrates the innate beauty of the area.


With an expansive 40 miles of national seashore, Cape Cod is one of New England’s premier beach destinations. But there’s more to do here than sun and sand: Thriving summer theater scenes draw out the best of Broadway while miles-long bike trails and well-protected wildlife showcases the one-of-a-kind Cape Cod environs. And don’t forget to visit lively Provincetown where a lesser-known chapter of the Thanksgiving Pilgrim story waits to be uncovered.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Cape Cod National Seashore
Cape Cod Yarmouth MA
Cape Cod Humpback Whale