All this, and thundersnow, too

What folks in Buffalo refer to as “a light dusting”.

The Philly Channel 6 station just reported that there is thundersnow, which apparently is a very rare phenomenon.

Here’s the forecast as of 2PM today,

Here at casa de Fausta we had a power outage earlier in the morning. The intersection across from my house was blocked by a barrier, so I went to investigate.


What happened is that a large tree came down at another street and the PSE&G utility workers have had to replace all the lines, and the posts:


The posts in the foreground are the new ones that they’ll use to replace the damaged ones.


Here they are at another intersection,


After all this investigative reporting, it was time to go back indoors and enjoy my definitely not sexy but very warm polartec socks.


That’s the snowmageddon update, for now.

Tags: , ,

12 Responses to “All this, and thundersnow, too”

  1. Moe Lane » This is precisely how it feels. #rsrh Says:

    […] PS: ‘Thundersnow.’ […]

  2. Francis W. Porretto Says:

    Well, if you were to accessorize them properly…!

  3. Mr. Bingley Says:

    We haven’t lost our power yet, but with how heavy the snow is and the predictions that the winds will be howling tonight I’m getting mighty fearful.

    Luckily the wine closet is reasonably full.

  4. Fausta Says:

    Actually I have the matching polartec scarf and hat, too.

    Mr Bingley,
    Stocked up on wine yesterday before the snow started.

  5. Pat Patterson Says:

    I think the thunder is to keep you awake while stuck in the snowdrift waiting for a snow plow. Any snow plow!

  6. Fausta Says:

    Any snow plow!
    Oh yes.
    You should see what the street looks like now. It’s snowing hard, and the accumulation is definitely not what you want to drive on.
    This is going to take a whole day to clear.

  7. MissJean Says:

    If it’s a rare phenomenon, I’ve been privileged to experience it at least three times. Was it at the height of the blizzard?

  8. Fausta Says:

    Yes, it was.

  9. | Best in Blogs: Snow Shuts DC; Elites Gather at TED; Buzz About Google Buzz Says:

    […] ridiculous proportions,” blogs Jeff Masters at Weather Underground. We even got ultra-rare thundersnow! Of course, in this climate (zing!) even the weather is political. “The House has left town […]

  10. Pat Patterson Says:

    Do people still pour gas on their snow covered drive ways and then set it on fire? Or are you going to tell me another fine East Coast tradition has been suppressed?

  11. Fausta Says:

    pour gas on their snow covered drive ways and then set it on fire
    Never heard of that one, and I’ve been in the North East for decades.
    However, I know people who used to burn the Christmas trees in the middle of city streets – Brooklyn, for instance – but it had nothing to do with snow.

    As it is, we have enough snow that I’m ready to burn Al Gore in effigy.

  12. Pat Patterson Says:

    I saw this in upstate New York several times and assumed the rest of the Northeast and the Mid-
    Atlantic shared that winter ritual.

    I also know several baseball coaches who do something similar to get the ball diamond ready for a game after a heavy rain. It’s always fun to watch but for some reason the player’s moms usually turn puce and object. Even if their sons were standing there whispering, “Oh Mom,” in that aggreived tone of voice only teenage boys have mastered in regards to maternal concern.