Monday, October 27, 2014

THE PRAIRIE EDITOR: Those Gathering Waves

An unusual storm over the Atlantic has been forming now for
weeks, and like its climate cousin the hurricane, it makes its
way ashore on its own timetable. These great storms are always
unpredictable, and sometimes they do not come to land, but
spend themselves at sea. It is not a Pacific storm this time; the
west coast states of California, Oregon and Washington will not
discern it, but folks who live there will likely be reading about it.

One of America’s greatest writers, Herman Melville, wrote many
epic novels about the sea and about its storms. But this storm is
not about sailors and ships at sea, and it does not appear on
conventional radar or sonar. Its isobars are unrecordable by
weather forecasters On the American east coast, there are
already signs of this storm, but no definite evidence that it will
make landfall first at Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia or
Florida, if at all.

Unlike official storms, it does not yet have a name, but if it does
come ashore, it will surely have many names.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Barry Casselman. All rights reserved.

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