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Originally posted by Gradius Maximus
Good morning ATS,
I was shocked to read a thread yesterday that predicted a massive solar flare hitting earth at approximately 7pm PST. As usually I just thought to myself "Yeah yeah, another flare, big deal"
As I was having drinks with a friend on a patio at about 6:30, it started to rain quite heavily - nothing out of the ordinary. Yet to my great surprize as I was leaving, it began hailing which is a very rare weather phenomena in Vancouver. Then just as we began leaving later on there was bursts of thunder, lightning and an electrical buzzing or humming in the air and my immediate thought was "Damn, could the solar flare have caused that?"
Now I know this is laughable to some - But I live in the Vancouver region of british columbia which is just north west of Seattle about 2-3 hours. We never get thunder and lightning - It just doesnt happen here unless conditions for it are present, which is never.
Yet at the precise time of the flare hitting the earth, this scenario happens.
Any ideas if they are related?
Yeah I had finished my day in North Van and met up with some friends on Commercial Drive. It was very sudden, harsh rain hail, thunder, lightning! BOOM!!! and it was completely gone in 15-20 minutes - no more wind, no rain, no hail, no thunder and lightning - it was just gone. This wasnt a storm that brewed into an epic night of flashy bolts. It was more like a swift hammering blow to the atmosphere.
The Farmers Almanac uses sun spot and flare activity as a major portion of it's mathematics for figuring weather.