Tuesday, June 16, 2009

East wind

An east wind blows across Roundtop this morning. Easterly is the least common of the wind directions here on the mountain, and it always brings moisture from the Atlantic. The ocean is several hours away to drive the distance, but even that’s not enough to overcome how far moisture from the ocean can travel.

It isn’t raining here yet, though it’s likely that it will before the day is over. The morning breeze is both cool and damp, making a temperature in the mid-50’s feel cooler than it really is. The distance to the ocean is too far, apparently, to actually smell salty air but not too far for the air to have the ocean’s chill to it.

The cabin is still warm and cozy from several days in the 70’s, and the easterly chill won’t insinuate itself inside for at least another few days. By then, the easterly breeze will likely be gone again.


The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

I guess I always forget how much closer you are to the sea.

The prevailing winds here are westerly; an east wind is rare, though generally indicates serious weather on the way—quite possibly rain…though of course not ocean born rain.

In fact, there's rain heading in (from the southwest) almost as I write this comment. It was supposed to have rained all last night and all today, but the morning has been full of sun.

We can neither of us complain about insufficient moisture this spring!

Carolyn H said...

Griz: i think I'm supposed to get your serious weather tomorrow. Here, prevailing winds are NW.

Carolyn H.