Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Storm Is Over


One of the statistics I uncovered when I was considering moving to Unalaska is that the average wind speed is 17 MPH, roughly three times the US average.  When the wind blows in the summer, you can see the grass bend and the flags wave, but in the winter you can actually see the air move, the blowing snow revealing each twist and turn as the wind moves in from the sea and slams into any object in it's path, creating ground blizzard conditions. 


8 comments:

Lori said...

Cool pics of the wind! Neat lighting too.

Loveanewidea said...

I really like the yellow lighting.

Elizabeth Douglas said...

Wow, Steve, I love that second picture! To actually see the wind like that, so full of snow and fury...awesome! Thanks for sharing that!

Kym said...

I agree--the lighting makes those photos special. The top one looks like a home carved out of sand.

Mystic said...

Images I would never see here in Texas. Thank you Steve; amazing shots as always.

Kim said...

those are really cool pics. How is the reading and riding coming along?

unalaska said...

Awesome. My favorite...the weather.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Again, it's that Global Warming stuff. Sheets and sheets of Global Warming.

BZ