The leading edge (photo)

Leading edge of a weather system?

I took this picture walking back to my office from my film studies class tonight. 

Such an interesting sky!  To the north, all was completely clear.  But to the south, there was heavy cloud cover.  The line running from west to east in this photo (I’m facing west) seems to mark the leading edge of a weather system. 

It has rained relentlessly for the last week here in Milwaukee.  Not that I’m complaining, considering all the snow the poor Plains states have gotten!  Today was sunny, but more rain is forecast for tomorrow and the rest of the week. 

I’ve seen cold fronts move in just a couple times in my life.  The air starts to swirl and suddenly the temperature drops dramatically, like 15 degrees, in a matter of seconds.  Tonight isn’t like that.  The next weather system is advancing impressively but with a stately calm. 

At least so far.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. My blog is a space for playing with ideas about creativity, innovation, lifelong learning, and the nature of "insight."
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