Sunday, February 12, 2006

In fact, thunder doesn't only happen when it's raining

I couldn't sleep last night because I was so excited about the blizzard (still in progress)! Here's a warning from the National Weather Service:

BY THE TIME THE SNOW ENDS THIS AFTERNOON... ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD AVERAGE 18
TO 30 INCHES. CENTRAL PARK ONLY NEEDS ABOUT 3.5 INCHES MORE SNOW TO RANK
THIS SNOWFALL AS THE BIGGEST SNOWSTORM IN NEW YORK CITY HISTORY.


Because I was awake, I heard the relatively rare phenomenon of "thunder snow"--a thunderstorm during a snowstorm. I didn't get to see the lightning because my window faces the air shaft, but I've seen lightning during snowstorms a three times in Albuquerque. On separate occasions, I've seen the sky turn lavender, pale orange, and pale green. It's really cool.
Anonymous Alice's mom on Sun Feb 12, 05:07:00 PM:
We all go through our lives secretly matching our moment-to-moment experience with various song titles. Since so many of our experiences seem to be repetitive and either frustrating or inane (is this true for you? I hope it's not just me), those great "natural" song title matchups can be rare.

I'd say that Alice took very good advantage of this opportunity.
 
Blogger Alice on Sun Feb 12, 07:32:00 PM:
Mom, wouldn't you rather I find occasion to use the first line of the rhyme from "Dreams" than the second line? I mean, players only love you when they're playing, but I'll keep that vision to myself.
 
Anonymous Katy on Mon Feb 13, 10:02:00 AM:
Alice, I remember you coming into the Spec office one night about five years ago excited about some "big snowstorm" because the weather alert email from weather.com was "in capital letters." Are all weather alerts in capital letters? It would appear that way.

We did not get as much snow here in the Boston area as you did in New York, but we did have thundersnow back in December during that freak Friday afternoon snowstorm that lasted about two hours. It was creepy.