Skip to comments.Thundersnow hammers the East Coast, and so do the jokes
Posted on 03/07/2018 3:39:08 PM PST by EdnaMode
Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow. That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning. Very, very frightening.
"Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," Weather.com explained in 2015. "Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top. The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft. In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in a rather shallow layer that is usually near 20,000 feet and only around 5,000 feet thick."
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I suppose this means the East Coast snowflakes will have to come up with an even more over the top, exaggerated name for this. Atomic bomb cyclone??
Either that or global warming, no doubt.
Maybe sung to the tune of ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC?
beat me to it lol
I heard thundersnow twice today in Monmouth county.. It’s a common occurrence lately!
How does this happen in a time of Out of Control Global Warming that is threatening to set the planet on fire?
Beware the Snornado!
I love thundersnow. I am a retired prison cop and one night when I was still working we got a snowstorm. The snow wasn’t horrible so we planned to do our mid shift fence check. We were about to start when a close lightning strike and massive clap of thunder rang out. I got on my radio and said “ control, did you happen to hear that?” There was a pregnant pause...Control radioed back “affirmative, um, we’re gonna hold up on that fence check, copy?” I radioed back, “ probably a good idea,control!” LOL!
Yesterday, in my locale, we had SUNNY SKIES and a SNOWSTORM driven by 30-40 mph winds.
Or “Thunder Road” by The Artist Whose Initials are B.S.
That will be the headline when the San Andreas Fault slips a couple points on the Richtor Scale.
I heard some thundersnow this morning. First time I ever heard any. Weird!
Speaking of hype, when did we start naming noreasters? When I was a kid, they were just noreasters, they werent named like hurricanes.
And yes, we walked uphill both ways to school in the snow.
Lion and Lamb
An English proverb describes typical March weather: (A Common Pennsylvania Saying)
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.[d]
In the 19th century it was used as a prediction contingent on a year's early March weather:
If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.
When March blows its horn, your barn will be filled with hay and corn.
"Blows its horn" refers to thunderstorms. While March thunderstorms indicate that the weather is unusually warm for that time of year (thunderstorms can occur only with a sufficiently large temperature difference between ground and sky and sufficient amounts of moisture to produce charge differential within a cloud).
Get ready for a new movies series. SNOW SHARKS!
It’s not even a Bomb Cyclone. What’s the big deal.
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