So, it seems the US is getting its weather revenge today. A storm that headed up from Texas arrived in Canada late last night, early this morning. Or course what was torrential rains down south is insane amounts of snow here in Montreal. Environment Canada is predicting a maximum of 50cm (about 20 inches) of snow to fall, which is nutty considering we were just hit by a pretty decent snowfall a few days ago that buried us in about 30cm.
That’s not the problem, though. About 10 minutes ago, I was sitting and studying when a large flash glared off the walls of my place. I thought to myself, “WTF?” when seconds later a huge peal of thunder resounded, all the while the heavy snow continued to fall. I had never experienced that before. It was semi-apocalyptic. So I googled it, and apparently this is a very rare phenomenon called “Thundersnow”. My brother, who is stuck in Toronto awaiting a flight to Montreal, said the same thing is happening there.
Yeah, we got about 6 inches of snow here, which isn’t a whole lot but it all accumulated quickly. And that coming on the heels of freezing rain. Which, by the way, is particularly unwelcome when you work for the power company, like I do.
That’s weird, storms usually go down from the general direction of Canada or the west coast, not the other way around. Even the fronts that reverse course, like a warm front that we had last week, don’t go too far north from Texas.