Weather Radar

As a kid, I was fascinated by the weather & read about fronts & air pressure & the rest. I got my mother to buy me a cheap barometer. Now, with a couple of mouse clicks, I have better information about the weather than meteorologists had only a couple of decades ago. It has been hot here today, with thunderstorms predicted. Amazingly, I have been able to watch on my computer screen as a line of storms gathered strength west of Lake Ontario this morning & then moved steadily east. My window is open & I can just now hear the first rumbles of thunder.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

3 thoughts on “Weather Radar”

  1. Tonight I learned there is one thing better than a strong thunderstorm that blows away the heat the humidity. We were at a hospital function while the storm front came through. They hired a band from hell. I mean these guys were terrible, and they played the worst music imaginable. With a loud crack of lightening the power went. Silence prevailed. There was nothing to do but pack up and go home. A blessing.

  2. Whenever I read or hear about people talking about the weather I can’t help but remember Christ take on the weather-speculators of his time.

    Now, they have become very accurate with their data about the weather, Christ must be shaking his head and smiling. :-)


  3. Chris, Sounds like a divine intervention to me. I always figured Zeus for a musical philistine but maybe I was being unfair.

    And did Jesus really comment on the weather? I know he quelled a storm.

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