Monday, February 4, 2008

Important Weather Announcements

Taking a break from our CSI programming for this important weather announcement. BEEEP.... BEEEP..... BEEEP....
Superbowl Sunday night we were graced with a weather phenomenon. Blinding, intense lightening and loud, clapping thunder accompanied by about 2 (more) inches of snow pelted us for about an hour. This is called Thundersnow and is reported approximately 3 times a year in the USA. It usually accompanies a sudden warm or cold front and instead of rain, the precipitation falls in the form of snow. Apparently, it also makes your cable providor lose FOX HD for the first quarter of the most watched Superbowl in history. Let's see if Wikepedia adds that to their synopsis.

As I stated prior, Thundersnow usually accompanies a sudden warm or cold front, leading me to my second weather announcement and lesson in Thermodynamics.

What do you get when you put a 20 F degree heat increase on top of 8 inches of rapidly melting snow?

Enough dense fog to shut down airports, cause Interstate closures, put cities on accident alert and limit visibility of your house from 3 doors down.



  1. Wow! That is some thick fog. You can barely see your house! I can't imagine being stuck on the road in scary!

  2. All I can think of to say is 'Cool'. I can be sort of a weather geek though. :)

  3. I have never heard of Thundersnow but it sounds AWESOME. Especially from an east coast transplant who misses both thunder and snow. I'm lucky if we got ONE thunderstorm a year and snow? I won't even go there. We don't get it. Without driving.

  4. I've never heard of such things!! And I lived in New England - I thought I heard it all ;)

    Looks and sounds kind of fun though, lol - well except for the fog!

  5. Oh my, I can totally relate. We're in a blizzard warning at the moment with 20 inches of snow expected. 20 inches of snow. BLECH!

  6. That's actually pretty cool, except for the whole Super Bowl thing.

  7. OH MY! That's really frightening. Glad you were home and tucked in safe and sound. Can't believe I've been away for so long! I have a lot of catching up to do!

    Will be back later today (as it is after midnight here) to do it. xoxox & TTFN