Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thunder Snow - Slice 6 of 31

Sammi quickly came to me - scared and shaking.  She is terrified of thunder.  I got her to go under the table where I had been sewing.  If I can plan at least a couple hours ahead of time I can give her some anxiety pills.  But she always wakes up looking like she is recovering from a big hangover.  Sunday I was not expecting to hear thunder.

Have you ever heard thunder during a snow storm?  Sunday the wind had been blowing.  It sounded like someone throwing pebbles on the sidewalk and roof.  As I looked out our door it looked like hail or at the least chunks of frozen sleets bouncing on the ground.  It was then that I heard the first  clap of thunder.    The claps were loud and startling.

My sister-in-law called to see if our power was out.  We still had power but the power was out at their house.  The news reported about 4000 people had no power (between both electric companies).  Monday the computers at school were acting out evidently after effects of the storm and our server.

I didn't see any lightning myself.  When I searched YouTube there were clips from a Thundersnow storm in Baltimore complete with lightning.  A friend explained that Sunday it was about 45 degrees just below the clouds the precipitation started out as rain about 100 feet above the ground it hit air so cold that it turned to snow and ice.

A friend of mine videoed the storm.  I hope she puts it on YouTube.


  1. We have thunder snow here too, Ruth. Amazing what the combination of cold and warm can do. Glad you kept your electricity!

  2. I've been loving the weather forecasts. I've noticed that the forecasts have interesting word choices...reminds me of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Enjoy your day!

  3. I had never heard of thunder snow until we moved to Arkansas. We had thrunder snow last week complete with lightening. A strange phenonom.


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