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.

Whee. Weather is fun!

We chose today to go out and get a tree and we really should have had tennis rackets duct taped to our feet.

This happened here last year. It was quite a sight, very apocalyptic.

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.

It’s quite mild out this way. Sure it’s raining, but when is it not?

All we want is life beyond the Thundersnow.

Raife wins the thread.

Colbert won this thread like 2 years ago.

Oh no, two different people made the same fairly obvious joke. Call Joe Rogan.

This should so be a spell in some videogame.

No kidding. I’d never heard of Thundersnow before this thread.

So you’re the one I can blame…

Ha. And seeing where you live I very well could be. I’ll tell the guys to chop chop and get right on that.

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.

— Alan

We had a nice thunderstorm last night here in Florida, but it was like 80 degrees outside.

But was it snowing?

No, but that would have been totally awesome.

I’ve seen it snow and rain at the same time. That was disturbing.

Is it true that Canadian residences don’t have to shovel/snowblow their own sidewalks?

I mentioned to my girlfriend that there were people that hadn’t cleaned up their sidewalks after the big snowfall last week and she seemed flabbergasted by that.

I actually live on the other side.

IP, not UE. :)