Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist
Journalist @baltimoresun writer artist runner #amwriting Md Troopers Assoc #20 & Westminster Md Fire Dept Chaplain PIO #partylikeajournalist

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Sandy – The Historic Unwelcome Guest

Sandy – The Historic Unwelcome Guest

The last thing we expected, in a year full of the unexpected, was a late tropical storm, with a friendly moniker like Hurricane Sandy, making an unwanted appearance on our calendar.

For too many, it was an uninvited guest in our living room. For others, it came and went, leaving us in the dark, with fewer trees, and in return, left behind plenty of water – as in water, water everywhere.

You know, in Maryland, once the trees have begun to show-off their fall season colorful display, the days have started to get shorter, and the temperature leaves a nip in the air, one begins to think snow, ice, and winter – but not hurricanes.

We often associate hurricane season with unpleasant weather events that ruin the best of plans during the summer and fall months of June through November. Those of us who enjoy visiting the south during the summer have learned, in some instances the hard way, to keep an eye on the weather. Nothing can ruin a rare vacation – or even a writing assignment – worse than coordinating your schedule with the random vagaries of a hurricane.

We usually endure the wrath of hurricanes and tropical storms during the months of July and September. Once Labor Day comes and goes, we usually think that we’re in the clear; well, except for “nor’easters,” storms that resemble ‘winter-hurricanes,’ that form in the southeast and travel north.

The storm quickly caught the eye of many seasoned hurricane scientists who dubbed it Frankenstorm…


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