Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Sandy's Fringe

The weather maps shown on TV look as though almost 
the entire eastern half of the United States is somehow affected by 
this huge storm, a combination of hurricane meets nor'easter.
 Indianapolis is about 705 miles from 
Atlantic City, New Jersey. We were told to expect 
high winds beginning around 5 o'clock this afternoon. 
They came, almost as if scheduled,
with rain expected Tuesday morning.

I looked up to see a thin cover of clouds, moving
from the east, spreading in a sweeping arc towards
the setting sun. The light to the south reflected lavender
off the cloud cover, but burned like fire in the west
as the sun set.

It may have been just a coincidence, but there seemed 
to be more truck traffic than usual. Maybe a lot of the drivers
had left a little earlier than usual, trying to put as much
distance as possible between their trucks and the storm.


dive said...

Gorgeous, Speedway.
Stay safe over there.

Speedway said...

The beautiful sky didn't last long, Dive. The clouds moved in so quickly that, by the time I got back to my place from the edge of the property, about 2 minutes away, it was dark.

So far, all we got was overcast and dancing trees. 7 million folks are without power up and down the East Coast, the NYC subways are flooded, 50 homes burned overnight near NYC and firefighters had to take a boat in to rescue people from an apartment building that had been set afire by debris from other fires nearby. A levee in New Jersey has been breeched, flooding several communities and WV is in the midst of a blizzard. And that's just the stuff I remember.