August 19, 2020
To the Editor:
I read with fascination Jay Mann’s column (The Fish Tale, 8/12) theorizing no matter whether quite a few “near-tornadoes” ended up implicated in the hanging celebration accompanying the Isaias tropical storm, i.e. the brownout of comprehensive plant lifestyle on LBI.
I would counsel a a lot more mundane clarification. Typically storms of this magnitude coming in from the ocean are accompanied by considerable accompanying rainfall. In the circumstance of Isaias, we in fact experienced somewhat minor rain, most of which occurred on the west side of the storm in Pennsylvania, and so forth. No driving rains allowed salt deposition on crops to accumulate with no currently being rapidly washed off.