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Important Weather Announcements

Posted Jan 15 2009 7:56pm

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.

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