Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lex Anteinternet: Weather reports

I was reminded of this post yesterday while waiting in line at Sonic.  Yes, it's true. Anyhow, the old post:

Lex Anteinternet: Weather reports: Today is the anniversary of the horrible blizzard of 1888 , which holds status as the worst storm to have ever hit the northern plains.  Th...
 The reason I recalled it is that the Sonic has a television in the lobby, or whatever it is, and was running the Weather Channel, which was full of reports about the two hurricanes that will soon hit Hawaii.  For whatever reason, it hit me what events like that must have been like prior to any weather reporting.  What was it like for ships at sea, for example?  Any long serving sailor must have experienced the arrival of storms, announced only by what the crews could read on the horizon.  It must have truly been horrifying.

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