By Ed Wischmeyer
Iowa is gorgeous during the summer and not bad during spring and fall. Right now, however, it’s winter, and we’re all celebrating the latest meteorological extravagance – not only did we have two days in a row above freezing, the night between those two days was also above freezing. But no more, now we’re back to highs in the low teens and lows in the high sub-zeroes.
Today was light snow, but drifting like mad in the winds, gusting to 45 knots. But drifting snow can show amazing aerodynamic effects.
For example, did you ever see a photograph of the leading edge of the Concorde wing, with the gentle curls and swoops in it? I regularly see that same contour in the snowdrift that forms from the front flowerbed onto the front porch.