The Perfect Dance
Reed, wood, data, 2010
Hypothetical models of extremes gain freakishness
to them when they actually play themselves out in nature.
In October 1991, an event meteorologists still refer to as The Perfect
Storm entered the Gulf of Maine.
A low-pressure system hovering over Nova Scotia, an energy system coming
from the Great Lakes, and a dying Hurricane near
Bermuda called Grace, formed together to create an enormous storm called
the Halloween Storm that eventually developed into another
Hurricane. Of particular interest to me are the unusual paths these storms
took, before and after they joined energies.