I can feel it. I can hear it. It sometimes carries a scent to my nose. But unless something gets in its path, I cannot see it. I’m writing about the wind.
Eating breakfast before my morning walk, I could not ignore the indication of what awaited outside. A decorative flag appeared starched and horizontally suspended. This was the stuff of sustained winds. According to the National Weather Service, “sustained wind speed is determined by averaging observed values over a two-minute period.” It is the “wind” value in the forecast, with gusts being noted as (of course) gusts.
And it is what we can count on when a nor’easter moves along its merry way, pulling off the coast, dragging with it the high air pressure that forever chases the low.
How do you see the wind?