Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Measuring the Sea

The rain really picks up during my walk from the subway home, complete with dramatic flashes of lightning shattering the night and deep-throated grumbles of thunder rolling across the sky. After I make it home, I check the weather channel online, I suppose to find out just how objectively bad the storm I just walked through was, only to discover warnings of wind speeds “upwards of 30 knots."

“Did you know that a nautical mile is longer than an actual mile?” I ask Katie as I look up from the Wikipedia article.

“Are they measuring the crests of the waves, too?” she replies.

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