reply to post by MamaJ
Oh, yeah, it's "fun" - in the sense of a once-in-a-lifetime (literally) double whammy - thundersnow twice in a week -
we've had huge storms before, ice storms, blizzards, but this is a combo of both...
there aren't even any kids out in it. (it's very heavy, wet, and messy - if I disappear from ATS it'll be due to power outage.
Emergency crews could no way get to my neighborhood in this mess....
it will probably be DAYS before a plow makes it to our quiet non-thru street at the top of our hill.
We just got shoveled out and the roads had dried out as of yesterday - then it hit again. They kept changing the forecast - first it was 3", then it
was 6-12", then it was going to just rain/wintry mix, then it was maybe going south - maybe north - then finally as the afternoon wore on they
settled on 12-18" more.
And it ain't over yet.
KC doesn't have all that much to offer in terms of spectacularness outdoors, but we DO GET WEATHER.
Deadly heat in summer, deadly cold in winter, tornadoes, microbursts, thundersnow, floods, lightning storms, wind gales.....
we are NOT in the middle of a wheat field, either. KC is very hilly and full of trees, mature trees, including in my neighborhood unimproved areas
due to very rugged Loess hills - gulches that are deep and wide, thick forest, etc.