Like other areas of New England, we had thunder-snow last night. For those who have never experienced this phenomena, that’s when there’s an electrical element to what’s happening in the storm, just like we see in a rain storm, but it’s snowing. This typically only happens in polar regions, but I’ve seen it three or four years running now. What I’ve seen in the past is only one or two flashes maybe for the entire storm. This time it was spectacular enough that people reported it. I rather liked this article about it if you want to read further…but the last region wide hoopla about it was in 1978. I am old enough to remember that storm. It was the one and only time my father didn’t go to work when he was scheduled to the entire time I knew him. We had snow piled so high it was almost touchable from my bedroom window on the second story of the condo I lived in as a child. It fell within something like 24 hours.
The world is still hushed and I still have snow up close to my knees on the side-walk in front of the door. The hand shovelers haven’t been around to get the walk way to the door cleared out yet. Its fun to look at. So pretty.