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Fantasy - Severe Thundersnow Warning in Effect!

#1 Postby Planetsnow » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:54 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thundersnow Warning

Radar indicated a line of severe thundersnow storms approaching the area. If you're in the path of this line, get inside a warm and cozy building immediately and drink hot chocolate. Expect winds up to 60 mph with snowfall rates of 10-12 inches per hour, creating total whiteout conditions with severe blowing and drifting. Intense cloud to ground pink and purple lightning will accompany the snow, creating the appearance of an alien world. Hail may accompany the snow at times with the possibility of developing snow devils or snownadoes. If you're in the path of a snownado, seek shelter quickly. All residents are urged to remain indoors during this extreme weather event. Do not drive in total whiteout conditions. The squall line is slowing down, so expect the intense thundersnow to last for a few hours, leading to 40-50 inches of snow by the time the squall moves through, with drifts up to 30 feet.
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Re: Fantasy - Severe Thundersnow Warning in Effect!

#2 Postby Wnghs2007 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:57 pm

Planetsnow wrote:The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thundersnow Warning

Radar indicated a line of severe thundersnow storms approaching the area. If you're in the path of this line, get inside a warm and cozy building immediately and drink hot chocolate. Expect winds up to 60 mph with snowfall rates of 10-12 inches per hour, creating total whiteout conditions with severe blowing and drifting. Intense cloud to ground pink and purple lightning will accompany the snow, creating the appearance of an alien world. Hail may accompany the snow at times with the possibility of developing snow devils or snownadoes. If you're in the path of a snownado, seek shelter quickly. All residents are urged to remain indoors during this extreme weather event. Do not drive in total whiteout conditions. The squall line is slowing down, so expect the intense thundersnow to last for a few hours, leading to 40-50 inches of snow by the time the squall moves through, with drifts up to 30 feet.


Ahhh, I knew the day after tomorrow movie was correct... :lol: j/k
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#3 Postby vbhoutex » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:19 pm

SOUNDS MORE LIKE HALLUCINATIONS TO ME!!!! Methinks that is even past fantasy!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
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#4 Postby PurdueWx80 » Fri Feb 11, 2005 2:54 pm

This has actually happened before in Illinois a couple of winters/springs ago, just to the west of where I was in Indiana at the time. There was a very vigorous storm, producing severe hail and it was just cold enough for the precip to fall as snow. Winds also were reported to have been gusting to 70 mph as well....so it isn't too far from fantasy to have a severe thunderstorm warning with snow!
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#5 Postby ohiostorm » Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:31 pm

Thats something I would like to experience once too. That would be awesome to have that much lightning and that much snow. Not that long of a period but a normal thunderstorm with snow. Just amazing.
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#6 Postby isobar » Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:16 pm

PurdueWx80 wrote:This has actually happened before in Illinois a couple of winters/springs ago, just to the west of where I was in Indiana at the time. There was a very vigorous storm, producing severe hail and it was just cold enough for the precip to fall as snow. Winds also were reported to have been gusting to 70 mph as well....so it isn't too far from fantasy to have a severe thunderstorm warning with snow!


I remember this event. In fact, someone on the board posted the NWS warning. Amazing stuff!!
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#7 Postby vbhoutex » Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:39 pm

The snowfall rates are what I was thinking of as hallucinatory. I have actually seen thundersnow here in Houston back when a lot of you weren't even dreams in your daddy's heads-to be precise 1973. Freaked me out to say the least since it wasn't forecast!!! I jumped about a mile because I never expected something like thunder and lightning with snow.
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#8 Postby madscientist » Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:38 pm

vbhoutex wrote:The snowfall rates are what I was thinking of as hallucinatory. I have actually seen thundersnow here in Houston back when a lot of you weren't even dreams in your daddy's heads-to be precise 1973. Freaked me out to say the least since it wasn't forecast!!! I jumped about a mile because I never expected something like thunder and lightning with snow.


Snowfall rates of a foot/hour has happened before.
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#9 Postby Aslkahuna » Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:56 pm

We had severe thundersnow here in January 1992 with frequent lightning and gusts over 70 mph. Couldn't get a good snow measurement though because most of it wound up in New Mexico. The squalline blew through extra fast.

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#10 Postby nystate » Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:53 pm

Oswego, NY averages about 6 thundersnow events per year. Its real fun to drive through... :D
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