I had to travel on the highway today to volunteer at the cat shelter and to check on my two fur granddaughters for my son and his wife, as they are out of town. The winds in the area reached between 50-65 mph — and it’s still at it out there! — and the snow was caught up in it. All along the highway path it swirled, at times making snow funnels. It was too dangerous to pull over, but it was cool to see.
Winter gusts off the lake
whirling snow devils dance
to a howling tune.
In case you don’t know what a snow devil is, I found a youtube of one. One difference between the one here and the many I saw today was size. The youtube one is huge, the ones I saw were maybe 2-4 feet tall. Another difference was the amount of wind. Didn’t look like much wind in the youtube but hard to tell, whereas the wind here today is literally howling with speed.