Here in Washington, in New York, and much of the country for that matter, woke up to a beautiful, cloud-free, blue sky this morning. We also woke up remembering the great national tragedy of 11 years ago and you may have thought how eerie it was to have almost the same weather. The weather pattern is almost a duplicate of the weather 11 years ago today. Here is the national weather map from an article in Weatherwise magazine by meteorologist Sean Potter.
Here is the national weather map today.
And look at the satellite view from the GOES satellite 22,000 miles above us.
And this afternoon's satellite image of the DC region from the NASA AQUA satellite 400 miles up.
Yes, a bit eerie, but maybe fitting that the weather itself causes us to pause once again, to remember that terrible day, reflect, and think of so many who lost their lives on September 11. It's also important to look back at the days, weeks, and years that followed and thank the men and women who help give us the freedoms and lives we have today, to enjoy a beautiful day such as today.