Thursday, February 21, 2013


Photo by Mike Yoder
Thundersnow, that's what's going on in Kansas today. What is it? Also known as a winter thunderstorm, thundersnow is a rare kind of thunderstorm with snow falling instead of rain. There was also lightning in the mix, even though the temperature is only 22° F (-5°C).

So far, we have 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow, and more on the way.  The city has pretty much shut down, with schools and businesses closed. Snow day! Kids (and university students) are out sledding, everyone else is home enjoying an unexpected day off. A lovely way to spend this February day!

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