In the South of France, the cold, northwesterly wind that blows seasonally into the Gulf of Lion is called the Mistral. On the other side of the globe, Aussies know the summer wind that brings hot air from the outback to the coast is called the Brickfielder. And way out in the Northwest, the annual Chinook carries warmed air down the Rocky Mountains into the cool Pacific valleys. But on the Chesapeake Bay, winds of the sort that roared through over the weekend are just called wind, which is a shame. Surely there must be a name for this kind of remarkable phenomenon.
Our Say: Windstorms are a reminder of life on the Chesapeake Bay
March 31, 2021