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  1. Holy Diver

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    I'm certainly no Al Kaprelian, but I did spend the 1st 23 years of my life on the east coast from Jersey to Maine. I've seen a ton or noreasters, and blizzards.

    I've never seen this before this year:

    YouTube - [HQ] Jim Cantore - Thunder Snow in Chicago Blizzard 2011

    seems to me that even the weathermen are shocked

    My question is, doesn anyone recall Thunder-Snow in the past?
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    My grandmother had an old saying for that,
    "the devil and his wife are fighting"
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    We actually had it here last week....first time I've ever experienced it. It was weird. I was picking MrP up from work and it was raining when I left home, turned to ice and sleet by the time I got to the train station and began snowing when we were leaving. It began thundering and lightening shortly after that. Strange looking and feeling.....thick heavy snow and the sky lighting up with lightening and thunder booming. Bizarre, to say the least.

    My son is in Indiana and he's been sending pics all day. His dog won't go out in it and the streets are unplowed and unpassable, even with 4WD. They're all having fun, though, doing back flips and somersaults off the back of the house into the snowdrifts and stuff. I'm pretty sure there's some alcohol involved.
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    thunder snow isn't that much of a rarity. I live in CT and I can recall at least 3-4 instances of it in the past 2 years. It is cool as **** though.
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    Oh yeah, I just lost a lot of respect for jim cantore after that clip. I mean the guy has been on location for every major weather event in the past few years and he's freaking out about some thunder and lightning.....c'mon man.
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    You know what they say, " when Jim Cantore shows up, you're in deep sh*t" First time I remember thundersnow was last week here in Philly, and I grew up in Boston.
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    I could have sworn I saw a flash about 2 hours ago and we got some ice pellets at the time, no rumble though. So it was either too far away or it was something else.

    I am now officially out of room for more snow. As a last resort I build a pile just to the left of my driveway, on the side walk. I can usually hold out 'till late February, or not put one there at all. I broke down about 1 1/2 hours ago. There's a 7 foot tall pile next to my porch, the six foot tall fence to the right of my driveway is buried and the whole yard along the sidewalk is filled higher than the 4 foot fence that surrounds it.

    I suppose this Chicago storm is what we're getting on Saturday?
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    !!!! HA! I wonder if anyone else here gets that reference. Ever since the old WNDS was bought out, I don't know where he went. Man what a goofball that guy was/is. Kind of a jerk too (allegedly). Years ago, he came to my brother's school, but acted like a total diva. Weird.

    Very funny reference.

    That's great! When the snow piled up here some winters ago, my brother and I would sled off our garage roof. Awesome. Thought I'm not sure that alcohol and backflips are a match made in heaven though...
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    Yup. I saw it a ton in 78. A bunch more in 92 and the winter of 94/5. It depends on where you are and the intensity of the storm and the energy. I do miss al though...:D

    YouTube - higghhh pressure
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    I first experienced it in the April Fool's snowstorm, and probably a couple other times in CT, and once in Canada. It's not too too rare.
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    We had the same experience here about 4 storms ago in RI...
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    There was a little of it in Cambridge in one of earlier storms this year, and I thought it was really strange. I think that's the only time I've seen/heard it.
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    Yes, on more than one occasion. It's actually not that rare HD.
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    Thunder, Lightning, Snow:

    It Won't Be Long Now.

    :bricks:
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    Don't remember Al. How about Don Kent?
    We got hammered just west of Chicago. It wasn't so much the snow, but the 5-6' drifts from 50 mph winds. My neighbor's kids wanted to surf off his roof, he was concerned about the gutters.

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