Friday, December 26, 2008

Thunder Snow

I just got back from St. Louis. I'm from the Bay Area. What do I know of weather. said that there would be "freezing rain" when I landed.

Freezing rain.

Snow sounds soft and fluffy. Sleet sounds kinda neat. Freezing rain just sounds miserable. And it is. You get immediately wet. The stuff comes pre-melted and wastes no time powdering the new down coat you hoped would be enough. Freezing rain slaps you in the face like a wet towel before burrowing in at the wrists and neck and *then* it freezes.

As I parked at the hotel, the radio guy warned that later that night we might get some thunder snow.

Fortunately, I was asleep by then.

1 comment:

Evn said...

Thunder snow?!

The very idea frightens me. I think I'll stick to Texas, where our only seasons are Summer and January.