Friday was a cloudy, blustery day. Very strange, in fact, to look up and see clouds racing from east to west. Normally our weather moves in the opposite direction. But there’s currently a high-pressure system to our north and east that is sending cold Canadian air to the south and west, back toward Milwaukee across Lake Michigan—creating “lake effect” clouds in the same way we get “lake effect” snow sometimes in winter when the winds come from the east.
So this was my view of the Milwaukee Center as I entered the Red Arrow Park Starbucks yesterday morning, immediately after the sun had broken through and turned the glass into silvery mirrors.
And this is how it looked just a few minutes later when I walked back outside with my grande half-caf. The sun was tucked back behind the clouds again. And the magic was gone.