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Wow. That is crazy. Do you all have a name for it yet? In the last few years in Chicago we've added ThunderSnow and Polar Vortex to our regular vocabulary. Maybe Sonic Thunder? ThunderBoom?
Has this happened before there or in other places? I started looking a bit and didn't see any other examples of windows actually being blown out by thunder.
reply to post by Soloprotocol
When I was a teenager, my mom convinced me to go out in her back yard to save her goose from the storm. ( I know, Goose, lol..it was their pet...that crazy thing used to sit on my dad's lap like a cat...excellent watch dog too...honk at anybody he didn't recognize) I was about halfway back to the house when lightning hit a pole about 30 yards away......all I remember is everything went white.... the goose went one way and I went another.....I made it back to the house and had the overwhelming urge to go to the bathroom..... it literally scared the crap out of me! LOL
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As far as I know, this is the only report I've ever heard of this happening. They say its because of the freaky weather we've been having trapping the cold air near the surface during the thunder storm made the thunder extra powerful.
I didn't hear any of it where I live but, I've been hearing people talk about it all day. They say it was truly terrifying. It must've sounded like the area was being bombed. A regular thunderstorm can be scary enough, I can only imagine!
thunder breaking windows...
I have never heard of that in my 44 years , doesn't mean it can't happen.
However , all this weather on steroids is a bit puzzling for me , I remember when a 'microburst" was the weirdest phenomena out there!
Just like meteor sightings , is it more activity or is it more social media and several avenues to convey experiences?
I've experienced lightning hitting things in close proximity , or directly into the ground near my home , heard tales from friends and family too but this one is different ,it feels like things are changing and fast.
i suppose this is the new norm?
Is the atmosphere changing ? Solar weather interfering to change the dynamics of things? I haven't a clue nor the knowledge to even begin to understand but things APPEAR to be amping up , we'll just have to wait and see what the future holds.
People are waiting for Winter to end , i'm a bit nervous to see what Spring and Summer hold !