Really. Unless the El just fell off the tracks, I heard a huge clap of thunder. And it just started raining. Not snowing, like the foot and a half of snow we have on the ground - rain. It looks really black and ominous out there, too. Thank goodness I have nowhere to be today.
I know it’s not impossible (obviously!) but WTF? Global warming? Brownies? (Mmmm…brownies…maybe I’ll bake today…) Ah, well. At least it will melt all this snow away, so I don’t have to dig the second car (it doesn’t, erm…run.) out of the snow mountain the plow dumped onto it. See, sometimes procrastination does pay off!
When you hear thunder, and you look outside, you have a certain expectation. It is NOT thunder… with SNOW behind it. That’s [messed] up! They don’t even write about that in the Bible! And I imagine if a prophet had seen something like that, after he’d wiped the poop out of his pants, he’d have written about it!
Thundersnow is a freaky freaky thing! First time I experienced it I was a wee cub. I woke up one morning because of thunder. I looked outside and it was snowing. :eek: The snow meant, snow day from school which usually meant YAY! NO SCHOOL AND PLAYING IN SNOW!!! However, thunder and snow meant go hide from the horrible apocalypse that is upon us! :eek: I was seriously freaked all day long.
Thunderstorms in winter are no biggie here. Especially in south GA where for the most part winter is kinda like early spring most everywhere else.
I was once coming out of a choir practice, and it was snowing hard on a cloudy night, when suddenly there was a boom and the sky lit up with a dim purple glow. Needless to say, I was terrified; one of the other parents explained that it was just a thundery snowstorm. I still remember shaking and going ‘wtf?’ all the way home.
That was weird! The rain started as school started, so walking into the building I saw lighting then it just started pouring. That has been the first thunderstorm with snow on the ground I’ve ever seen. All that rain pretty much got rid of all the snow, so the soccer field is like a lake. sighs My poor shoes…
A weather alert an hour or so ago – dangerous thunderstorm with nickle sized hail in Muscatine County. Muscatine is on the Mississippi across the river from Illinois. You just got to love a Midwestern winter.
Saturday December 31 1999 6 a.m. I’m sitting in the darkness drinking tea. Suddenly the whole damn sky lights up with a huge BOOM. I thought a plane or an electrical transformer had exploded, or maybe someone shot a gun. Turns out there was a thunder-blizzard outside. Even the radio announcer was stunned.