Rare Southeast Winds. Photography And Text By Keith R Wahl

January 27, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Rare Southeast Winds

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Rare Southeast Winds 2022017 850_4511Rare Southeast WindsA stormy winter day at East Matunuck State Beach, the winds out of the southeast pushing waves in on the tide.

Why do we talk about the weather so much? Because it is such a big part of our lives. This is especially true by the shore.

On the shore of Rhode Island, I grew up with a father who worked tugs, was a marine surveyor, and was a bay captain and pilot. The state of the weather was a way of life. The state of the weather and if it would cause damage or be an annoyance were "dinner table" lessons. They were a part of life.

In all eventuality, I took over many of the roles of my late father in the course of my lifetime. I still look at the weather daily. They are a part of life whether sunny and calm or rough with precipitation. I plot the moon, wind, and the tides out of habit now. In fact, they have become old, reliable, friends.

On the day displayed, my old friends of wind and tide threw me a curve. Seeing the wind pipe up out of the southeast on a tide is not usual. It is not unheard of, but it is unusual. The amount of spray thrown in the air off the wave crests created a cold salt fog. Coming in on the tide pushed the surf further ashore. I chastised my old friends, but they did not seem to acknowledge the admonishment.

Rare Southeast Rollers

Rare Southeast Rollers 20220117 850_4512Rare Southeast RollersA stormy winter day at East Matunuck State Beach, the winds out of the southeast pushing waves in on the tide.

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