Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Trees Down and Power Out

The eye of the storm might have passed by here, but with minimal damage compared to other places. Power has been out since midnight and there are fallen trees, but the streets are more or less open.

Among its other records, I am told Hurricane Sandy was the lowest atmospheric pressure ever recorded in Pennsylvania. That low pressure may allow it to carry on as an unusually large post-tropical depression, perhaps all the way to the North Pole. People in Pennsylvania are already wondering if the river flooding to follow will compare to Hurricane Agnes. Unfortunately, the weather radar doesn't offer much hope of the rain stopping today.