Thursday, January 27, 2011

THUNDERSNOW!























I've been through the thundersnow and lived to tell about it!! Yesterday, we had thundersnow! Don't believe me? Take a look at the headlines from one newspaper we subscribe to; several states just had this rare phenomenon. There are only about six reported each year in the whole country, as conditions have to be just right. The air near the ground has to be warmer than the air higher up, and the temperatures must be very precise. We were wakened by the thunder and saw the snow. For a second it seemed that we were in some kind of alternate universe! But as you can see, our little light still shone through the whole thing. These pictures were taken over the last two days at different times. But you'll have to imagine the thunder!


"Listen to it! Listen to his thunder, the rolling, rumbling thunder of his voice. He lets loose his lightnings from horizon to horizon, lighting up the earth from pole to pole. In their wake, the thunder echoes his voice, powerful and majestic. He lets out all the stops, he holds nothing back. No one can mistake that voice-His word thundering so wonderously, his mighty acts staggering our understanding. " The Message Job 37

38 comments:

Annie said...

My gosh, Ginny. That first picture is incredible. I take it that it's from a newspaper headline. The guy, no jacket and an ice cream cone is just too much. I'm not crazy about thunderstorms, not being used to them. When the kids were young and scared I covered my fear by telling them the angels were running races in heaven. They seemed to like that. I was still scared. I probably would not do well residing in the midwest.

S. Etole said...

We have had that phenomena here at times ... it's almost surreal.

Beautiful photos!

Karin said...

WOW!!! We've never experienced that unusual event! That's incredible! It was obviously warm enough for just a shirt and even an ice cream cone, and then you got a dump of snow! Great photos Ginny! We love thunderstorms in the summer, but one in winter would be so freaky!! Yes, God's mighty acts stagger our understanding!

pam said...

That's crazy...don't think I've ever heard that. You got some beautiful pictures.

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I've actually ever seen or heard about that before. Hailstorms yes, but not the soft kind of snow...

SquirrelQueen said...

That newspaper photo is too funny but it reminds me of AK and going out for ice cream when it was 10 below.

I have heard of thundersnow but haven't experienced it yet. It would be exciting.

Regina said...

Not sure which is more amusing..the guy in the paper running with the ice cream, or Phil standing there in all that snow with a broom and a paper!? That is so neat.. I love these snowy photos..especially the trees-it's just magic to me! I stare at it trying to imagine what it would be like to live in that kind of environment. Well Job is so fitting..incredible-

Ann said...

It is in our news. But, imagine the man with the icecream cone!!!!!

Rachel Cotterill said...

That just looks so gorgeous and magical - and I would love to experience it :)

Nature Rambles said...

Oh my! I was excited about the hailstorm we had recently but this! Love your pictures...the last one especially!

From the Kitchen said...

We had a little rumble of thunder a few days ago while it was snowing but nothing like the east coast has experienced. Your snow shots are beautiful. Tell Phil to zip up his jacket and bring out the big "guns". I don't think that broom is going to do the job!!

I especially like the lamp reflecting in the window.

Best,
Bonnie

Neal said...

Yeah, I've heard it thunder when it is snowing. It's weird when that happens. Some of those pictures are absolutely gorgeous.

Sandra said...

bob says he was in thundersnow once in PA many many years ago. i bet it was scary, thunder rain i don't like, can't even imagine thundersnow. love love love the reflecting lamp....hope it melts for you today

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is certainly something unique.I guess one could say it is a privilege to experience something so rare.Glad you are safe and warm in your home.
Blessings,Ruth

Fred Alton said...

I loved that picture of the snow through your window, with the lamp reflection! Yes, I have heard it thunder and seen the snowfall. Not this time - but in the past. We did not get snow here in the last few days. It was a gorgeous sunshiny day yesterday, in the afternoon especially.

Stephanie V said...

Wow! That looks amazing. So cold and snowy for you folks. Hope Phil doesn't hurt himself with all the shovelling. Stay warm.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Apparently you got out snowstorm! We had a puny half inch two days ago! All of our snow is long gone - I have a green lawn and a clear dock for the first time in a while. Have a wonderful day today & stay safe and warm!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Please excuse the previous typo. I wrote "Out" when it was supposed to be "Our". Oh well... Have a super day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I have heard of these, and our TV forecaster had just talked about them the night before. We didn't get it --but you all got alot of snow, didn't you????

AMAZING..... You got to go through a weather phenomenon. I would love to have been there with you--since I love weather happenings.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Arti said...

Wow... What pics!! Truly magical, never heard thundersnow... Must have been quite a sight.
Have a nice weekend:-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Me again.... I forgot to say that your header picture is marvelous--one of your best.
Love,
Betsy

Stacey Dawn said...

I've never heard of Thundersnow! Wow! What an amazing thing...and I'm thankful I haven't had to witness it!

George said...

We were threatened with thundersnow a few days ago, but it never happened. We have had thundersnow a time or two since we've lived here. It definitely does seem strange.

Chatty Crone said...

Thunderstorms in all that snow - wish I could have been there to see it. sandie

Mary said...

I had never heard of thunder snow. It must have been wonderful to experience it. Ginny, your photos are truly wonderful. I am in awe of your camera skills. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Glenda said...

Love the photos, Ginny - especially the one with the light . . . which makes me think of coziness and warmth in spite of the storm!

photowannabe said...

Like so many of the comments, I have never heard of Thundersnow either. Thunder and snow just doesn't compute with me. Terrific pictures Ginny. You really got a dumping.
The picture of the guy in shirtsleeves and his ice cream cone is a definite prize winner.
Love the verses from The Message.

Beverly said...

I love the photos. I would love to be there and see it, but I don't want to be that cold! I hope Ella is able to enjoy it. Sarah is not liking it too much.

Remington said...

Beautiful snow! A thundersnow sounds like fun! Now go and make some snow angels! ENJOY!

LC said...

Incredible photos, incredible experiences! Great post.

Rose said...

fantastic photos. alot of snow we had 2-4 in. take care rose

Ann said...

That's some snowfall you got there. It's a winter wonderland. Made for some really pretty pictures.

Tracy said...

Your header is beautiful Ginny! I love the snow photes, but only from afar...you can have it!
I heard about the snow thunder on the news and had never known of such a thing before; how intriguing!
I hope you are doing okay...thinking about you!

Bobbi said...

What wonderful pictures!! Wow, you got to witness a thunder snow. How awesome is that!?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

We also heard thunder during our last big snowstorm! There has been so much unusual weather this winter.

Have a good weekend!

Kerrie said...

These pictures are awesome Ginny! I am catching up on your blog as hubby has been having a bad week of it! I don't think I have ever heard thunder in a snow storm, how interesting! Poor Phil out there with his shovel and scraper! Love the last picture with your lamp reflection! Luv, K

Mom Daughter Style said...

wow, so much snow

Ruthi said...

It may look beautiful in photos but in reality winter is bitterly cold and treacherous. We have "monster snow storm" right now and we are already 20 inches deep. The snow banks are already reaching our roof.