Hello fellow ATsers,
In all of my 50+ years on this planet, I've never experienced, yet alone even heard of this happening. But driving home on the interstate out of
Pittsburgh this past Tuesday, on a mostly clear but cold day, I noticed traffic gridlock a half mile or so ahead. Then I realized I should be able to
see quite a bit further, except the visibility was diminished by a dark gray ominous-looking snow squall that seemed to appear out of the blue. After
cussing out the weather men and women for their prediction of little chance of snow all day, I spent the next 90 minutes creeping along to the next
exit to take a back road home. I fully expected to drive through chaos for the remaining 15 miles home, but a mile or so later, the roads were dry.
This wasn't too strange since snow squalls and flurries are isolated, but after speaking with my brother and a friend, who live directly north and
west of the area, I found out it never snowed all day. I didn't think much of it until I heard a local news report this morning claiming it was a
man-made storm caused by the power plant located upwind of the traffic nightmare on the interstate. I'm just waiting for someone who was stuck in
traffic with me to claim there was radioactive fallout in that snow.
Here is the link to the story. I know some of you out there are "arm-chair" meteorologists or wannabee storm-chasers like me and will find this
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Edit - sorry - here's another link to the story from another source:
edit on 24-1-2013 by ETeeTime because: Bad Linky