Come watch the wind blow!
We’ve had some storms come through Nashville recently, what with the arrival of springtime. As I drag branches to the curb, I think about the invisible power of the wind—how it’s so integral to our lives, yet we can’t even see it.
I’ve long been a fan of a website that is frankly mysterious in some ways: a map that shows the patterns of wind across the country, in real time. The wind shifts and wavers. So simple an idea, and so beautiful to watch.
Pro tip: click on the map to zoom in, to see wind patterns at much closer scale than the full map of the United States.
Up top: that’s October 30, 2012, with Hurricane Sandy causing trouble. Most days look much furrier than that, less concentrated.
Kind of into this, if you can’t tell.