I was just going to post something about this. I am in oklahoma and weird crazy weather is a part of life.
Last winter we had thundersnow which was bizarre and something I had not seen. Along with temperatures that went from 70 at 8am to below freezing with
heavy snow and sleet by 3 in the afternoon...that isnt normal.
Then this last december we had the absolute worst ice storm I have ever seen,
There was thunder, lightning, over 3 inches of ice on the trees and powerlines and the sky was lit up green for 24 hours while the trees crumbled and
took out the power lines. They are just now clearing the debri piles on everyones curbs. It was scary and so sad to see so many hundred year plus
trees totally destroyed by this storm. It will be a different city come spring and I think the damage will become even more apparent. At our house
alone we lost a huge Birch tree, a yearling redbud, a couple of crepe myrtles and have the limbs of the neighbors ginormous ancient Oak tree still all
over our backyard.
We also have to replace our chain link fence due to the damage, had the phone, cable and electric lines ripped from the back of our house, and
electrical damage in our wiring from the intense power surges.
It devastated the trees and infrastructure of our city and shut down basically the entire city of over half a million for several days and the
midtown areas for nearly two weeks.
This morning it was icing when I took my son to school and I had to seriously think hard about taking him in the ice after the last storm.
Now we are under tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings, but it is only 34 degrees...
I dont remember tornadoes in the middle of the cold winter weather. We are also told to expect more thundersnow and thundersleet.
Who knows what it will do by morning, we could be fine or iced in or have tornadoes, that is an odd set of possible outcomes.
Then back into the 40s until the end of the week when they are forecasting another MAJOR winter storm for us.
Generally we get one big storm a year and then maybe some pretty dustings, it tends to be in the 50s most of the time in normal winters with cold
snaps lasting a week or two before it goes back into the high 40s or 50s.
with all these barometric pressure changes, wild temperature swings and weird winter electrical storms its no wonder we are getting sick more.
Kids also seem to act like little barometers (dogs too) and I can tell you that he was a wreck today, and my mom said her preschool class was extra
Plus over the last few weeks its not uncommon for 10 out of 18 kids tobe home sick from my sons kindergarten with one or two more being sent home
during the day.