Monday, October 3, 2011
I've always been a big fan of storms but have never really considered their behavior until recently. I guess it's the luxury of living in a house firmly attached to land that leads to such complacency, but there's nothing like having a home held in place by six dock lines to make you pay more attention.
The storm that hit us followed a pretty typical pattern. First a drop in air pressure, measured by the barometer (or "the barry," as I call it), then a sudden increase in wind speed, followed by lightning and finally rain. Once the rain hit, the wind slowed quite a bit, and the front was past us before I even finished my beer, though admittedly I'm a sipper.
So there you have it, the anatomy of a thunderstorm seen from the middle of a marina in the middle of an amusement park.