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.