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    Thunder Snow

    According to accuweather last night our area was under a "Thunder Snow" advisory. What the @#$2 is a thunder snow advisory

    Shoveled 3" of snow last night at 1am, the bank next door threw all their snow on my property this morning; now it's raining, thundering, lightning and freezing! There's gonna be another 6" of snow or more coming tomorrow!

    I've had it! For the folks that live in CA, is there any more room out there? I gotta move or something.

    I don't know what we did here in Illinois, but the wrath of the heavens is coming down upon us.

    ::sigh:: I need a nap, sorry for the rant...
    But I still don't know what thunder snow is...
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    "thunder snow" means a thunder storm with snow instead of rain.
    its rare, but it happens.

    normally you need summer heat to create a proper thunderstorm, with lightning and thunder..but if conditions are right, a winter thunderstorm can form with enough energy to produce lightning, then have the precipitation fall as snow not rain.
    it probably formed in warmer air, then moved into cooler air.

    Nate,
    your recent weather sounds like a pretty typical upper midwest February week..
    nothing unusual at all..
    are you not originally from the area perhaps?
    between Maine and Montana, weather like you describe generates a yawn and a "so what"?


    Scot

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    I've been here all my life...

    I think the mixture of everything in 48 hours is the shocker for us here... We deal with extreme elements one at a time lol. It's either the 6" of snow, or the flooding rain, or the ice storms, or the 70mph winds... just not all at the same time. 8(
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    Im a life-long New York Stater myself..
    even though 2 feet of snow is "no big deal", I still begin to hate winter by January and February..and March is the WORST because you can sense Spring on the way, but winter just refuses to let go!
    March is a miserable month..half-spring and half-winter.
    (usually much more winter than spring)
    We dont get a real taste of spring until April most years.

    So I undersand!
    but this time of year, the storms pass through quickly, and the snow tends to not stick around for long..
    we are supposed to hit 50 tomorrow! but them back to the deep-freeze.

    But my CPs will come out of dormancy in about 2 weeks!
    so thats a nice "taste of spring"...even though they cant go outside for a month or more after that..

    Scot

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    Yup I'm defiantly suffering from cabin fever already. (did 2 plant orders last week, need to see green)

    I agree with you, this is the part where I start wanting to 'be outside' but winter doesn't want me out there yet. Then comes the 'mud' season, where everything just looks terrible, only the dirty snow is still around, and you can't walk in the grass without sinking in it like quicksand. I'm getting the impression that today might be the start of our mud season, or at least the preview.

    And of course, I was just thinking of getting new shoes...
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    I hear Thunder Snow is often accompanied by Chocolate Rain.

    Chocolate Rain....some stay dry and others feel the pain

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    never heard of chocolate rain...
    Purple rain was popular when I was in highschool.

    Scot

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    LOL... Chocolate Rain.
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