Perhaps the end of “Hotober” has arrived, as dawn temperatures dipped into the mid forties over a suddenly still ocean. The wind-stippled Atlantic could easily pass for a back bay as the sun peaked over a thin strip of clouds at the horizon.
With no offshore storms, the near shore ocean surface is under the control of brisk offshore winds. Only the thin line of clouds separate the horizon from an unblemished sky as dawn arrived with temperatures in the mid-forties.
There’s a moment of magic just before the sun appears on the horizon that trumps the sunrise itself, as the illumination of the sky is at its most dramatic.
Yet another variation of the trending dawn experience that greet the day recently. Every one has a subtle uniqueness that doesn’t get old.
Yesterday afternoon’s onshore winds changed the texture of the ocean this morning along with dramatic rearranging of the cloud formation. So many beautiful transitions developed that I couldn’t choose any over the others, so I share them all.
With the change of wind direction to offshore, the temperatures again slipped back into the mid-forties at dawn. As sunrise approached, the steam hovering above the ocean surface brought back that mid winter feeling.
The transitions of dawn on a balmy summer throwback morning as overnight temperatures stayed in the middle sixties. Warm southerly winds are the advance guard of the approaching nor’easter that will arrive later today. Gale force winds and heavy rain will dominate the weather for the next couple of days.
After days of rain and gale force winds, a chilly dawn arrived over surf-scoured beaches, as the sun peeked over the remnant storm clouds on the horizon.
I’m looking forward to the return to standard time, as these 7:20 sunrise times are making it difficult to get in the sunrise before the workday begins.
After a powerful nor’easter hammered the area overnight, a brief respite coincided with the sunrise, as a small opening in the cloud cover allowed the sun a quick wink.
Another post storm dawn arrived through the transitioning from warm sepia tinted views to high chrome and cool.
Happy Halloween to both the tricksters and the treaters!